OSCEOLA Middle and High School Art

Derek J. Carlson

Osceola School District

(715) 294-4140


My name is Mr. Derek J. Carlson and welcome to my website. I have been teaching art a little over two decades in the Osceola Middle School and High School and every year students offer me new talent and creativity. My main philosophy for students in my classroom is that everyone has artistic potential. All you need is the right attitude and a little perseverance to create good art.

My schooling consists of a B.A. in studio art from St. Olaf College and a M.A. in art education from the University of Minnesota. As well as teaching art I am also a practicing artist with a main focus on oil and acrylic painting.

The OHS Art Department encourages students to work on and practice their art in class as well as outside of the classroom. While we encourage students to get projects done in a timely fashion we are open to late work and reassessing late assignments. Attached is our OHS Art Department grading policy GRADING POLICY