About the Teacher 

Hello everyone, my name is Ms. Kirkpatrick and I am the Visual Arts teacher here at Leeds High school.  I have lived in Alabama since 2000. I received my B.A. from UAB in 2012 for Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture. I went back to UAB to earn my Master’s Degree in Art Education and graduated in 2014. While at UAB I served as president of the University’s Art Club. I also was a member of the National Education Association Student Chapter, Golden Key Honor Society and Kappa Gamma Delta Education Honor Society.

I enjoy working with all types of art media. I believe every child should have the opportunity to express themselves visually and the art classroom is a great place to make that happen. I look forward to seeing you in my class.

2017-2018 Class Schedule 

1st Period-AVID 10

2nd Period- Art 1

3rd Period- Art 2

4th Period- Art 3

5th Period- Prep

6th Period- Lunch/Yearbook

7th Period-Art 2

8th Period- Art 1

Course Descriptions 

Art I 

This course gives the student an overall view of art. Art history is used as a background on several projects so that the student will have knowledge of artists and periods of art. The following topics are covered: drawing techniques, color mixing, design elements, and a variety of media.

*This in an introductory course. No prior experience is needed to take Art 1.

Art II

This second level of art focuses on increasing skills in all areas of artistic expression. Students will have projects that are more in depth and focus on broader concepts. Drawing topics include: various shading techniques, working in a variety of media, pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, and figure drawing, as well as painting techniques in watercolors, pastels, and mixed media. Students will have access to a wider range of materials.


The third level of art encourages independence, greater creativity and originality through more advanced projects in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. Students are encouraged to excel in areas of artistic interests and may begin working on requirements of the AP portfolio or a college portfolio with proposals presented and approved by the instructor. 

Supply List 

All students must purchase a sketchbook.

Students will pay an initial fee of $40.00 at the beginning of the year. This fee covers the BASIC supplies. If you are able to provide additional items we are always in need of the following items to keep our art room stocked.


Glue sticks


Cleaning wipes

Paper towels



Hand Sanitizer

Dry-erase markers

Copy paper (white / assorted colors)

Cardstock (white / assorted colors)

Construction paper (assorted colors)

Poster board (white / assorted colors)

Pencil Sharpener 

Pens (felt-tip)

Colored pencils

Rubber Bands (assorted sizes)

Yard/meter sticks

Scissors (adult)