Hello! I'm Dawn Vinklarek and I teach Art 2 & 3 Ceramics and AP Studio Art. 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 20 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!AP ART and DESIGNAP Art and Design is an introductory college-level drawing course. Students refine and apply skills and ideas they develop in a sustained investigation throughout the course to produce drawings to be submitted in a digital portfolio. Students submit 15 images of their sustained investigation, as well as send in 5 physical works, as part of their AP exam. See AP Art and Design Course and Exam Description—Fall 2019.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 2 / 3 Ceramics
2nd period: Conference
3rd period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
4th period: Student Council
5th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics
6th period: Studio Art AP
7th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics