Drawing & Painting

Drawing and Painting Academy Courses allow students to explore and experiment with a variety of media such as pencil, pastel, charcoal, marker, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Units include realism, abstraction, linear and atmospheric perspective, portraiture, canvas paintings, mixed media projects, and more. Students identify, apply, and analyze the Elements and Principles of Design in works of art and engage in group critiques, research projects, art contests, and community events. As students progress through the program, more emphasis will be placed on refining skills and developing artwork both conceptually and stylistically. Other course topics include building professional quality portfolios, writing meaningful artist statements, and applying for scholarships to colleges and universities.

Scratchboard

Acrylic

Metal tooling

Acrylic

Acrylic

Mixed Media

Acrylic

Scratchboard

our award-winning students

Valley Metro Bus Wrap Winner 2017 - Cami Lintz

reagan guzman

Drawing and Painting

Art and Design

rguzman@tuhsd.k12.az.us

Mrs. Guzman is a 1996 Marcos de Niza alumni and started teaching in 2006. She earned her B.F.A. and teaching certificate at Arizona State University and was a recipient of the Tempe Diablos Award in 2007. She enjoys sharing her passion for art and empowering students to think and create outside of the box. Mrs. Guzman also owns her own business teaching painting to adults. In addition to drawing and painting, she loves doing yoga, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.