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2017 Regional VASE Art Competition
The above pictures are from the 2017 Regional VASE Art Competition that was held at Rowlett High School on February 18th. Mabank High School had 19 students that entered their artwork into the competition. Students are scored on a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the highest. Students are also scored on an in-person interview with them explaining their art work to the judges. The majority of our students received a score of 4 with a couple receiving a 3. Unfortunately, none were selected to go on to state, but it was a great experience all around for the students. Some students had previously been to VASE, however we did have a few that hadn't been before, so it was a good experience for the students to learn how a big art competition works.  The students really enjoyed getting to see the vast array of awesome art work from around our region. 

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Art Personnel


    Ms. Kelsey Proffitt.  High School Art [9-12]. Art I, Art III-[2D], Art IV-[2D], and Pre AP/AP Studio Art.

    In Art I, we start with the foundations and building blocks of art. Students will sample, explore and create artwork using two-dimensional and three-dimensional art media. Students will study and produce work using the art elements, principles of design, composition, and perspective; while, being introduced to various techniques, in drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media and sculpture.

    In advanced Art III & IV [2D] students must display a selection of innovative drawing, painting, printmaking, or digital media techniques using a variety of tools to generate 2-dimensional art. Students will create artworks for a personal portfolio based on evaluation of developmental progress, competency in problem solving, and a variety of visual ideas.

    In Pre-AP/AP Studio Art, students will work very rigorously to continue developing their artistic, critical thinking & problem solving skills in order to create original artwork. Students will be required to submit a portfolio to the College Board for college entry.Our biggest competition will be VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) that students will have the ability to go to Regional's and State. 

    This will be Ms. Proffitt's second year of teaching at Mabank High School and she is very excited for this year and can't wait to challenge her students! Ms. Proffitt specializes in drawing, painting and mixed media/collage in her spare time.

    Period 1--Art I

    Period 2--Pre-AP/AP Studio Art

    Period 3--Art 3- [2D]

    Period 4--Art 1

    Period 5--Art 4- [2D]

    Period 6--Art I

    Period 7--Theater Tech/Prom

    Period 8--Conference Period

    For the advanced classes, click the class name below.

    Art III [2D] -1st semester      Art III [2D]-2nd semester 

    Art IV [2D]

    Pre-AP Studio Art

    AP Studio Art

    Click the link below to see the lesson plans for Semester 2.

    Art 1 - Semester 2

    Click the arrow to the left of Art 1 below in order to view the drop down list of lesson plans for Semester 1.
  • Mrs. Wendy Brantley. High School Art [9-12]. Art Appreciation, Art II- [2D], Art II/III/IV- [3D], Pre-AP/AP Studio Art.

    She has been teaching 22 years with a combination of disciplines including both special education and art.  She will be serving the Mabank High School this year in the Art Department teaching courses in Art Appreciation, Art 2-2d, Art 2,3,4-3d, and Pre-AP Studio Art.  She is new to Mabank High School and is very eager to integrate a holistic art approach into her classroom.  Her personal theme this year for both herself and her students will be “Inhale possibility, Exhale Creativity.” 

    She has been married 31 years and has three children and two grandchildren.  Although she is not a native Mabank citizen, she does have family in the area and lives in close proximity to the district. She loves teaching a wide variety of art techniques and is always open to learning more from others.  She hopes to encourage students to meet their potential and find a deeper avenue to express themselves.  She also will be encouraging students to be competitive, explore artistic careers, and pursue higher level of educational opportunities. 

    Click the arrow to the left of the class name in order to view the drop down list of lesson plans.


    2nd--Art Appreciation

    3rd--3d Art

    4th--Studio Art (PreAP)

    5th--2d art

    6th art--2d Art

    7th--Theater Tech/Prom

    8th--Art appreciation


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    Nancy Borden. Intermediate Art. Mrs. Borden teaches both 5th and 6th grade art..  In her classes, students explore how to apply all the Elements and Principles of design throughout this school year.  Students also study past and current artists to get inspired and improve their artistic techniques.   All projects will incorporate the art TEKS (Texas essential knowledge and skills) to make the projects meaningful and productive. Mrs. Borden has been with Mabank ISD for 26 years and teaching art for 19 of those years.  She enjoys painting and making jewelry in her spare time.  She loves sharing her knowledge of art with her students and watching them grow in their artistic skills and confidence.  .  You can follow her on Pinterest. She will be posting student's art work as it develops on Artsonia.com, so check it out from time to time to see what projects your child has been working on.  She looks forward to a creative and fun year with all her students.  
  • Sharon Grimes: Central Elementary Art. Ms. Grimes grew up in Jacksonville, Texas and graduated Jacksonville High School in 1980.  She attended Tyler Junior College and graduated with an AA.  She then went  on to Sam Houston State University and graduated with a B.F.A. in Studio Art.  She received her  teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Tyler and has  been teaching for 19 years. She spent 10 years In Terrell, and is in her 9th year at Mabank.  She has no children, but has two mini Schnauzers. Ms. Grimes loves children, and love art!  She feel blessed in so many ways!

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