Welcome to the Visual Arts Department

  • The sequential art curriculum for grades K-12 is organized in three strands:

    PROCESS: idea development, planning, material processes, and reflection
    PRODUCT: media, techniques, subject matter, content, craftsmanship, and presentation
    UNDERSTANDING: art history, cultural context, criticism, aesthetics, and art vocabulary

    Our curriculum is designed to develop content knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • personal expression through art production
    • creative problem solving
    • recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture, and history
    • critical assessment of art works from aesthetic and cultural perspectives
    • technical processes

    Art instruction in Gateway provides an environment which offers challenges to all students, builds on individual differences, and provides means by which students may express themselves and develop positive self concepts.

woman
black and white pen
light bulb
self portrait
Pencil drawings of four faces with different expressions.
lizard pencil drawing
Drawing of girl with blue hand on face.
 Jordan McDowell

Phone: 512-868-4947

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Degrees and Certifications:

Jordan McDowell

Mr. McDowell joined the Gateway staff in 2015 and teaches High School Art. He graduated from Tufts University and the The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Mr. McDowell has been teaching for 8 years and is a practicing artist who thrives in the mediums of Video Art, Installation Art, Jewelry, Sculpture, Illustration, and Street Graffiti. As a die hard Red Sox fan, and a life long Astros fan, he lives within a baseball paradox that only the committed baseball fan understands. He is really looking forward to the new school year with a great deal of excitement!

 Laura Kunze

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Degrees and Certifications:

Laura Kunze

Ms. Kunze teaches 5/6 grade Art and went to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she received her Bachelor's of Art degree.

 Emily Kozora

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Degrees and Certifications:

Emily Kozora

Ms. Kozora joined the Gateway staff in 2014 and teaches Art for our K-4 students.  She graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Art, and a Master's Degree in Art Education from Texas Tech University. 

art piece of pixy individual
peacock photo
cat clay sculpture
cowboy