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Visual Arts Department Chair

Mr. Travis Herb--[email protected]
The CNEC Art program, headed by Travis Herb, offers a variety of classes for students at all levels. For seventh grade beginners, the one-semester class provides a solid introductory background, and gives students the opportunity to learn such skills as drawing in linear perspective and to investigate basic color theory, as well as to create projects based on various schools of art. Travis Mills and Monica Morandi also teach the one-semester introductory class.  Following the semester class, a year-long advanced class provides eighth graders the chance to build on what they already have learned, and explore more complex art projects, including printmaking and sculpture, as well as more advanced color theory.

All high school drawing and painting courses are yearlong courses : Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, and Ap Studio Art. Art 1 has no prerequisite, and provides students with an introductory into several mediums including: tempera, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Students enrolled into Art 1 will be assigned design projects that reflect the elements and principals of art. Art 2 builds on the concepts of Art 1, with more challenging painting and drawing projects. Art 2 students will  be introduced to several notable artists throughout history as well as new media including:  pen & ink, professional colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Students may take Art 2 if they have received a “B” or better in Art 1 and/or permission of the instructor. Art 3 is designed for the serious artists to stretch themselves and find their “artist voice.” Art 3 students will use the background knowledge of Art 1 & 2 to steer their projects and individualize their project outcomes. Art 3 students must have received a “B” or better in Art 2 and/or permission of the instructor. Students interested in enrolling into Ap studio art must meet the prerequisites of  a “B” or better in Art 1, Art 2, and Art 3. Mrs. Myers is the instructor for Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, and AP studio Art.


In Ceramics, Clovis North students get the opportunity to create 3-dimensional sculpture using clay, often finishing these sculptures with glazing and painting techniques.  Ceramics 1 gives students a foundation of clay building skills and techniques such as pinch method, slab building, coil method, as well as many other techniques.  Some of the projects students can look forward to making in Ceramics 1 are pinch pots, whistles, slab boxes, picture frames, coil pots, masks, animal sculptures plus many more.  In Ceramics 2 and 3, students take these foundation skills and create more complex projects while exploring more advanced themes.  The prerequisite for Ceramics 2 and 3 is a â€œB” or better in the previous Ceramics course and/or permission of the instructor. Travis Mills is the instructor for all Ceramics courses.

Photography & Videography

As part of the visual arts department, the Photography 1 and Videography classes offered to Clovis North students expose students to the challenges of capturing art through light with the help of today’s modern technology.  For students who excel in Photography 1, Photography 2 is offered in order to explore this very challenging discipline even further. Students may take Photography 2 if they have received a “B” or better in Photography 1 and/or permission of the instructor.  Taught by instructor Travis Herb, students can expect a rigorous and exciting exploration into this unique medium.
For more information, visit Mr. Herb's Bronco Photo website.

Visual Arts Staff

Travis Herb
Photo 1/Photo 2/Videography/Broadcast

Lauren Myers
Art 1/Art 2/Art 3/AP Art

Travis Mills
Ceramics 1/Ceramics 2
Ceramics 3
Monica Morandi
GR Art/Adv. Art 7/8/CNArt 1 
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