Hays, Stephanie » WELCOME TO MS. HAYS' 7th & 8th ART I and II

WELCOME TO MS. HAYS' 7th & 8th ART I and II

Welcome to Art 2017-2018!
I am Ms. Hays and I am very excited to be your Art teacher and I look forward to getting to know you, educating you about Art, and helping you create your own original works of Art this year!
We will explore a variety of Art concepts in class and I'm looking forward to helping you create some unique works.
I have had the opportunity to teach Art to Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade students at a MAGNET school and 3rd-5th grade students as-well-as 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students within the Temple I.S.D.  I have enjoyed getting to know 7th and 8th grade students at Gatesville Junior High and I have fun working with my students to explore and experiment in Art.  One of my main goals as an Art teacher is to help students grow through Art and find at least one medium in Art they really enjoy and want to continue.
I like working with Art students and enjoy teaching them a variety of Art they have never explored before. I am a very hands-on teacher, whether we are working on drawings and designs or creating three-dimensional works such as clay or papier mache.  One of my goals this year is to have more guest artists in classes!  There are many careers in Art and I hope many of my students will benefit from listening and observing Art demonstrations in class and hearing why the various artists enjoy what they do for a career.   
This year we will have an Art Club and i am very excited about this!  
I live on a ranch near Lampasas, Texas with my son, who will be a Freshman this year in Lampasas.  
I love animals and I am also an outdoor photographer.  I enjoy taking photographs of nature, people, animals...
you name it!  I feel photography is an Art form in itself!  I see everything in drawings and photos!
I enjoy traveling and enjoy photographing famous landmarks as-well-as sightseeing and taking in various cultures.  One of my favorite trips was to Paris, France and I enjoyed photographing Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower among many other beautiful works of Art.
We have a Bengal cat who owns us!  We also have some awesome rescue cats and a rescue dog who has boundless energy and is named after a famous artist.
I look forward to students getting to use more Apple technology in classes this year and can't wait to see what masterpieces come from this!
I feel very blessed to be a part of Gatesville Junior High and I look forward to teaching you!