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Mrs. Christine Robinson
High School Art [9-12]
Art 1, Art 3&4, Pre-AP/AP Studio Art, AP Art History
This is Mrs. Robinson's second year in the art department. She worked in the English department before joining the art department. Before falling in love with teaching, she was a TV news anchor and reporter. This is her 5th year as a teacher at Mabank. Mrs. Robinson stills works with students in an English capacity through coaching UIL. She coaches both Ready Writing and Copy Editing. As a first year Ready Writing coach, two of her students made it to the regional level with one advancing to the state competition in Austin.
Mrs. Robinson has been married for 20 years and has a daughter at the high school. She grew up in the area and attended Mabank. After high school, she earned her undergraduate from The University of Texas at Austin. She fell into art when she started taking her daughter to art classes. Since then she has worked in oil painting, acrylic painting, mixed media, but her area of expertise is in soft pastels. Her pieces are sold in several area galleries and boutiques. She enjoys sharing her love for art with her students and unlocking their potential by introducing them to new techniques and mediums.
Mrs. Wendy Brantley
High School Art [9-12]
Art Appreciation, Art II/III/IV- [3D], Art II (2d), Pre-AP/AP Studio Art
She has been teaching 24 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 2,3,4-3d, Art 2-2d and Pre-AP and AP Studio Art. This is her 3rd year with Mabank High School and she integrates a holistic art approach into her classroom with the focus on developing the artist from the inside out. In the past two years, she has developed competitive art students who have won nationally-recognized art contests, two of which had and have their artwork hanging in the Cannon Corridor of our nation's capitol building in DC. Her students also continue to pursue art education at the collegiate level having been accepted into prestigious art programs.
She has been married 33 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. She hopes to encourage students to meet their potential and find a deeper avenue to express themselves. She also continue to encourage students to be competitive, explore artistic careers, and pursue higher level of educational opportunities.
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