•      Eric Carle welcome


        My name is Mrs. Sommer and I will be teaching High School Visual Arts class this year. I am also AP Art certified and teach that to our Seniors most years. This is my ninth year teaching at GSIC. I am so very excited to see the new, wonderful creations that the students will make this year.

        I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art from Augusta University. I believe that first-hand art experience is essential, so while in college, I participated in as many study abroad trips as I could. I attended and helped lead trips to the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Italy. My art has been exhibited across the U.S.. My primary media are ceramics, drawing, and photography.

          I am very passionate about art. My primary goal is to help students find their appreciation for art and self expression. Through the study and creation of art, students will naturally develop the four classical virtues our school strives to achieve. Furthermore, the study of art helps students to lead more enriched lives, and instill in them an appreciation for, and fascination of, the world around them. The visual arts curriculum integrates topics from other disciplines in order to help deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of these diverse subjects.

        Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions by email at msommer@gsiccharter.education and on class Dojo. (I use class Dojo as my primary source of communication for parents/guardians.) I am also excited to announce that we had our second little girl, Persephone, in March of this year. She is a sweet addition to our family.

        I will also use Google Classroom to post assignments some of the assignments. Googleclassroom is my primary source of communication for students.

        Thank you for all of your support. I am looking forward to a great new year!

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