Ralph Westbrook Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
AP Studio Art, Art 2, Pottery 1

Education

I received my Bachelors Degree in art and my Masters in art education from Lander University.   



Bio

First, let me say how excited I am to be returning as an art teacher for Georgetown High School. I know it is going to be a great year full of “fun learning”. I am originally from Greenwood, SC but have lived in different places around the southeast over the past ten years. Most recently I moved from Fairhope, AL were I was substituting for Baldwin County School System. I am so happy to be back in my home state, with “BEAUTIFUL PLACES AND SMILING FACES”. I am a working artist (painter) and hope to find a gallery that will show my work in the near future. I have always believed in being a part of one’s community, whether that is through action or simple support. I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Georgetown community.

 

 

 

 

The focus of my art class is to enable students to think about and solve problems through critical thinking in a creative manner.The objective is for the students to look at the world and understand that art is everywhere. It encompasses their past history with their present lives and helps them prepare for the future.

Class Room Grading and Assessment Methods:

 

I will assess students daily through observation and questioning.

Students will receive a rubric before every lesson. A rubric is a learning tool that explicitly describes the specific criteria needed to complete a project. This will be the main way in which I grade a student on his or her work.

There will be a critique after every lesson completion.

 

 

2015-2016 school year

 

 

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

1st – Planning

 

2nd – Pottery I

 

3rd - Art III / IV

 

4th – Pottery I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

1st – Pottery II /’III

 

2nd – Planning

 

3rd - Pottery I

 

4th – Pottery I