Mrs. Karissa Lawson



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karissa Lawson

-Karissa Lawson
-Visual Arts teacher at JCMS for 13 years
-Elective Grade chair
-Chair for Knightly News
-Graduated from East Carolina University
-BFA in Art Education with a concentration in Painting and Drawing.

To see some of my artwork, you can visit my website


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  • First nine weeks, we focus on the Elements of Art.
    Second nine weeks, we focus on the Principles of Design

    By the end of art class, students should be able to define what elements and
    principles are used in art. They should also be familiar with different
    art media such as drawing, painting, and sculpture.

  • Color Wheel

    Here is the color wheel info

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  • Do Now Table

    This is the Do Now tablefor our classwork. It is a weekly assignment that needs to get turned in. There is a different work of art that students will look at every week

    Week 1- "Cafe de Nuit" by Vincent Van Gogh

    Week 2- "Color Study" by Wassily Kandinsky

    Week 3- "Summer Showers" by E. Jarvis

    Week 4- "Dance of Youth" by Pablo Picasso

    Week 5- "Almond Blossom-San Remy" by Vincent Van Gogh

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