Linda Harper


Welcome to CCA Art!!

Contact Mrs. Harper at:  linda.harper@ccapaducah.org

Greetings!

My name is Linda Harper and I am blessed to be the High School Art Teacher and Yearbook Sponsor at Community Christian Academy.

This is my 5th year at CCA and my 30th year of teaching, having taught at Ballard Memorial High School and Lone Oak High School before coming to CCA.

It is my goal to incorporate a Biblical scripture or a Bible lesson into each of my assignments while using and building upon the Art Elements and Principles taught by the Art Teacher at CCA Elementary and Middle School.

If there is one scripture that pertains to all of my assignments it is this from Colossians 3:

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him...and whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord."

MRS. HARPER'S CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS (All students received a copy of these on the first day of school, and they are posted in our classroom.)

Put God first and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  1. Show respect to God at all times.
  2. Show respect to your teacher, and to the others in class through your speech, conduct, honesty, and obedience.
  3. Teasing is a form of bullying. We will not make fun of anyone, for any reason.
  4. BE ON TIME! If not, come with a tardy slip from the office or another teacher.
  5. NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES. I will follow our board policy regarding these.
  6. NO FOOD! Only drink allowed is water.
  7. NO GUM! I will give you a warning the first time, but after that, a write up will be given.
  8. Daily classwork grade: 5 points for working on art in class. If you waste time or work on other homework, you will get a zero for a daily grade.
  9. Project grades depend on difficulty of the project and may vary from 25-250 points.
  10. 5% off per day for projects turned in after the due date except in the case of excused absences.
  11. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF! You will be given time before the end of class to put away projects and materials.
  12. Keep books and purses on the floor underneath your table to allow for more work space.
  13. Do not talk while I am speaking to the entire class.
  14. All CCA rules regarding dress and behavior will be enforced in this room.

Make me proud that you are my student both IN class, around school, and in the community.

Current Projects

Art  1: Students are working on drawings in white charcoal. The drawings are still-life drawings of objects that mean something to them in their life. The students brought in items to draw so that each drawing will be uniquely theirs. Project Value: 250 points

Before the Christmas holidays, they will also do a watercolor of a house or building that means something to them or someone in their family. They should bring in quality photos or they can be emailed to my school email as a JPEG file: linda.harper@ccapaducah.org. Project value: 100 points

Both projects must be finished by the beginning of the Christmas holidays.

AP Studio Art: Individualized portfolio work.

Yearbook:  Each yearbook students has pages assigned that must be completed by the end of the first semester. Students are currently working on their pages.