I began my teaching career at Kettle Moraine High School in 1990. My particular emphasis of instruction is Drawing, Animation and Illustration. The Animation curriculum stresses the mastery of traditional hand-drawn animation, with an emphasis on character, plot and setting. Previously I developed and taught an animation curriculum for the Gifted and Talented program in Plymouth, Minnesota. It was at this time I became a mentor for Pete Docter who is now an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Studio. 

Prior to entering the field of teaching, I spent twelve years as a character animator. Productions I worked on include Steven Speilberg’s “Tiny Toon Adventures”, Christmas specials including “Santa Bear’s High Flying Adventure”, television commercials, and industrial films for Hallmark Cards, Pillsbury Corporation and many more.
Mr. Barder's Schedule

 Mr. Barder will be teaching the following classes: Animation I -II and III, Illustration, Drawing from Life, and A.P. Art.
 In addition, Mr. Barder is a coordinator for the KM Link Crew.

Daily Schedule
Term 3 & 4
Per 1 Blue
Per 1 Gold
7:20 - 8:49
AP Studio Arts
Drawing from Life
 Per. 2
8:55 - 10:22
 Per.3 - A & B 
10:28 - 11:58
Animation II & III
 Per.  3- C
11:59 - 12:28
12:33- 1:03  Advisory Period
 Per. 4
1:08 - 2:35
Illustration I
Illustyration II

Our art classes are competency based.  Please contact me or any of our art teachers to learn more about our program.