Joe West » Art Class

Art Class

Welcome to Art Class!
My name is Mr. West and I will be teaching Art and Advanced Art classes.  This will be my 5th year teaching Art, prior to teaching here at Magnolia Jr. High, I taught 3 years at Bandera High School in Bandera, Texas and 1 year at Uvalde High school. 
Before teaching, I was a Graphic Designer and Corporate Photographer for 15 years, working in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos, Texas.
I attended San Antonio College, Savannah College of Art & Design and graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, emphasis in Illustration and Graphic Design.
It is my goal to give students an appreciation and basic understanding of Art through the Elements, Principles and History.  Students will learn to express themselves through the formal techniques in Art and a mutual respect of others work.