Mrs. Brittney Johnson » Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson

2022 Class Sponsor, Art League Sponsor, Visual Arts I, Visual Arts II

Education


Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Magna Cum Laude
Middle Tennessee State University (2018)

Associate of Science
Summa Cum Laude
Motlow State College (2014)

High School Diploma
Academic Top Ten
Shelbyville Central (2011)



Experience


Art Teacher

Giles County High School
2018-19

Community High School

2019-Present 

Pre-Service School Practicums
Community High, Riverdale High, Oakland High, Stewarts Creek High, Blackman Middle, Oakland Middle, Harris Middle, Barfield Elementary, Norman Binkley Elementary, Smyrna Primary, Tennessee School for the Blind
2014-18



Bio


My name is Brittney Johnson, and I received my Associate of Science from Motlow State Community College in 2014 and my Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Art Education program at Middle Tennessee State University in 2018. I am a graduate of the SCHS class of 2011, and have always been a practicing artist since my childhood. I taught in Giles County my first year teaching, and I currently have 2 years experience as a high school art educator. I am also a self-taught portrait artist, which is one of the reasons I decided to become a major in the arts. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be able to guide others in learning about a field that I find so much enjoyment in, and I am very dedicated to and passionate about the visual arts. 

 

Teaching Philosophy 

"I am always learning what I cannot do, so that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

 Having the opportunity to teach students how art can impact their lives is what motivates me to demonstrate my best leadership abilities. In my opinion, learning takes place in an environment that encourages openness, the sharing of creative ideas, research, respect for others, and self-determination. The learner should feel as though they have the potential to take any new information given to them and use it to benefit their lives by expressing creative thought in an effective way. To me, my role as a teacher is that I am a guide for students in their learning by establishing an environment that meets each of these qualities.

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Period Course
1st Art I
2nd Art I, II, III (V)
3rd Art II
4th Planning
5th RTI/Enrichment, Lunch
6th Art II (V)
7th Art I
8th Art I

Classroom Supplies        

 There is a 15 dollar room fee that is crucial for the funding of engaging art projects and art education. However, due to Covid restrictions for the 2020 school year in terms of the inability to share supplies, as long as students purchase and keep their required supplies listed below, they will not need to pay this fee. Students wishing to/needing to use any of the supplies in the art room are recommended to pay the $15 room fee as supplies will have to be sanitized or replaced once used.

This money is wisely invested into such necessary classroom supplies as drawing pencils, erasers, acrylic paint, tempera paint, paint brushes, colored pencils, rulers, compasses, protractors, brayers, printmaking blocks, scissors, glues sticks, glue bottles, tape, drawing paper, painting paper, construction paper, watercolors, oil pastels, charcoal, drawing pens, clay, and markers. 

 

 

Visual Art 1

Required Supply

8 1/2 by 11 inch sketchbook. or 9 x 12 inch 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hardcover (Preferred if possible!)       Wirebound  (good)            Sketchpads are not the same as                                                                                                                                              sketchbooks.

A sketchbook is an important supply for all levels of art class. This is something that is used nearly every day and is turned in for a grade regularly. 

Sketchbooks can be found at Walmart in the arts and crafts area. There is a wider selection offered at Hobby Lobby and at Michaels in Murfreesboro. (Go to their websites to print off a 40 percent coupon before going) Longer lasting and better quality sketchbooks are best bought at Hobby Lobby or Michaels if you are interested in purchasing something high quality. You can also find high quality sketchbooks at Books-a-Million and Barnes and Noble. 

Wirebound softcover sketchbooks are a good inexpensive option. 

Hard cover are preferred for their durability and are usually better at holding up over time. They are not as likely to fall apart with heavy usage like the wirebound. ***EDIT (The Walmart hardcover sketchbooks have a binding the does fall apart)

Do NOT buy sketchpads. These are similar to sketchbooks, but they are soft cover and the pages are glued in and are generally very poor quality paper. These will DEFINITELY fall apart before the student is able to use them. 

If a student is serious about their interest in art then invest in a higher quality sketchbook. The higher quality sketchbooks have better paper that can handle erasing without smudging and other materials like pen and maker. You get what you pay for when it comes to sketchbooks. 

 

Other Required 
Supplies for Art 1:

  • Pink Pearl Eraser
  • Drawing/Graphite  pencils
  • Portable pencil sharpener
  • A set of colored pencils (at least 12 colors)
  • A 12 inch ruler
  • Black Ink pens
  • #2 Pencils 
Due to Covid restrictions for the 2020 school year, students need to purchase a set of the supplies listed as supplies may no longer be shared in class as certain objects such as erasers or colored pencils are difficult to clean/sanitize. In doing so, students will not need to pay a $15 art fee. 
 

 

 

Visual Art 2, 3, and 4 

Required Supply

8 1/2 by 11 inch sketchbook. 

or 9 x 12 inch

A sketchbook is an important supply for all levels of art class. This is something that is used nearly every day and is turned in for a grade regularly. 

Sketchbooks can be found at Walmart in the arts and crafts area. There is a wider selection offered at Hobby Lobby and at Michaels in Murfreesboro. Longer lasting and better quality sketchbooks are best bought at Hobby Lobby or Michaels if you are interesting in purchasing something nice. 


Wirebound are ok but are not very sturdy when they are used heavily throughout a whole year. 

Hard cover are preferred and are better at holding up over time. They are not as likely to fall apart with heavy usage like the wirebound. 

Do NOT buy pads of sketchbook paper that is soft cover and where pages are glued in. These will DEFINITELY fall apart before the student is able to use them. 

    
                   Wirebound                                        Hardcover (Preferred!)

Other 
Supplies

  • Pink Pearl Eraser
  • Drawing pencils
  • Portable pencil sharpener
  • A set of colored pencils (minimum 12 color pack)
  • Black ink pen 
  • A small set of paintbrushes 
  • A small set of water color and acrylic paints for home use. 
  • A 12 inch ruler
  • White elmer's glue
 In the upper level art class it is expected that students begin to take their pursuit of art skills seriously. To advance in art mean taking the time to do art at home as well as school. Students are expected to work in their sketchbooks at home. To get the most from your at home art you need to have a few basic art supplies of your own. Only students who take time to pursue art during their own independent study time will excell in this class.
 
Previously, the supplies to the left have been recommended, but due to Covid restrictions for the 2020 school year, sharing of supplies is discouraged, and supplies such as erasers and paintbrushes are difficult to sanitize. Advanced Art students in Art 2-4 will need to purchase the supplies listed to the right. In doing so, students will not need to pay a $15 art fee. 
   
If you are having any trouble attaining these supplies please let Mrs. Johnson know of your difficulty, and I'll address these concerns. My email address is johnsonb@bedfordk12tn.net
   
 
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Link to Video Tutorial on Drawing Proportions of the Face: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDbkX0TeS6c


Link to Video Tutorial on Drawing the Proportions of the Human Figure:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXMtw685ECk


Link to Video Tutorial on Optical Illusion Tunnel Art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bxcEF1ZzhA