Hello! I'm Dawn Vinklarek and I teach Art 1, and Art 2 & 3 Ceramics. I was born and raised in Bastrop, Texas and I'm proud to call this area my home. I graduated from Bastrop High School in 1990 and then attended Texas A&M University in College Station where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Health and Education. After graduation, I began teaching biology at Bastrop High School. Although I loved teaching science, I took three years off to start my family. While I was away from school, I became certified to teach art. Art was, is, and always will be my passion.
After returning to the classroom, I taught both biology and art, which was both fun AND challenging! I have since hung up my biology hat and have been teaching all art and ceramics for the last 16 years. I was excited to come to Cedar Creek High School to start building the art program and to cultivate AND discover all the incredibly talented students CCHS has to offer. Go Eagles!ART 1Art 1 is an introductory course to the visual arts. The content covers a variety of concepts and drawing media, painting, and color theory, three-dimensional design, pottery, calligraphy and techniques in perspective. Students learn about art history and visual art careers. Students will learn and apply the elements and principles of design to produce creative art projects that reflect their understanding of all these concepts. This course is a prerequisite course for advanced art classes.ART 2 CERAMICSThis is an introductory course designed to offer you an opportunity to explore ceramic media and processes. Through instruction and demonstrations as well as accomplishing a variety of hands-on assignments and projects, you will be given the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of ceramic materials, forming techniques, decorative glazing techniques, and kiln firing. The class will be broken up with first semester demonstrating basic hand building techniques and slab work and second semester working with the potter’s wheels and learning how to throw certain forms as well as continued hand building productions.ART 3 CERAMICSThis is an advanced course designed to offer you a continuation to explore ceramic media and processes. Through instruction and demonstrations as well as accomplishing a variety of hands-on assignments and projects, you will be given the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of ceramic materials, forming techniques, decorative glazing techniques, kiln firing, and wheel throwing.
The EARTh without ART is just...Eh.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. V's Class Schedule
1st period: Art 1
2nd period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
3rd period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
4th period: Student Council
5th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
6th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
7th period: Conference