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Welcome to Art!

Gateway's Philosophy on Art Educationá

Art education is a core discipline, essential to the growth and development of all students.

The sequential art curriculum for grades K-12 is organized in three strands:

  • PROCESS: idea development, planning, material processes, and reflection
  • PRODUCT: media, techniques, subject matter, content, craftsmanship, and presentation
  • UNDERSTANDING: art history, cultural context, criticism, aesthetics, and art vocabulary

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Our curriculum is designed to develop content knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • personal expression through art production
  • creative problem solving
  • recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture, and history
  • critical assessment of art works from aesthetic and cultural perspectives
  • technical processes

Art instruction in Gateway provides an environment which offers challenges to all students, builds on individual differences, and provides means by which students may express themselves and develop positive self concepts.

*To contact our Teaching Artists, just click on their name and you will be routed to their email addresses.



7th & 8th Grade Art Supply List

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Our Artists

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áMs. Emily Kozoraájoined the Gateway staff in 2014 and teaches Art for our K-4 students. áShe graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Art, and is currently working on her Masters in Art Education from Texas Tech University.á

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Ms. Laura Kunzeáteaches 5/6 grade Art and went to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she received her Bachelor's of Art degree.


Ms Elizabeth Jones joined the Gateway staff in 2016 and teaches 7th and 8th grade Art. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Art Education. She also has experience teaching at the Blanton Museum of Art. áMs Jones continues her own art practice in oil painting, watercolor and photography and is looking forward to sharing her creative process with her students. She is very excited to join our school and community!

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Mr. Jordan McDowellájoined the Gateway staff in 2015 and teaches High SchooláArt. áHe graduated from Tufts University and the The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. áMr. McDowell has been teaching for 8 years and is a practicing artist who thrives in the mediums of Video Art, Installation Art, Jewelry, Sculpture, Illustration, and Street Graffiti. áAs a die hard Red Sox fan, and a life long Astros fan, he lives within a baseball paradox that only the committed baseball fan understands. áHe is really looking forward to the new school year with a great deal of excitement! á


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