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 6th 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.  ELECTRONIC DEVICES will be used in class as needed for assignments only, and by permission.
  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 ink using either the words of a Christian song or a Bible verse to create values. By wring smaller and with the words and letters closer together, the artist can make a darker value.

Value of Project: 250 PTS.

 Art 2: Students are working on a 2-D, 3-D project where they create a modern diptych using a wooden cigar box as the structure. The left side of the box, the lip, will contain a 2-D painting that goes into the 3-D side of the box which must contain actual foreground, middle ground, and background.

Value of Project: 250 PTS.

AP Studio Art: Individualized portfolio work. Daily grades are given for making progress on their portfolios.

Yearbook: Students are working on work for their portfolios, particularly their concentrations. Daily grades are given for class work.