Linda Harper


Welcome to CCA Art!!

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

Check out Mrs. Harper's own art work on Facebook at Linda Harper Artist/Designer

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 7th year at CCA and my 32th 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 just finished 2 point perspective drawing and are beginning their self-portraits.The self-portraits are in black and white. Students will be photographed as they face the light, looking out a window. The assignment is based on John 3:19. And this is the verdict: light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whosoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done, has been done through God."

Value of Project: 250 PTS.

 Art 2: Students are working on 2-point perspective. The first project is a city street scene, mostly below eye level; it is drawn in pencil and will be inked; the 2nd assignment will be a drawing of the Tower of Babel, mostly above eye level.  This assignments is based on Genesis 11: 1-9. (Summary) The whole world had one language and a common speech, and men were proud and boastful of their abilities. They decided to build a tower that would lead into the heavens in order to bring fame to themselves. God came down and saw the city. He saw that as long as people speak the same language, there will be no limit to what they can achieve. So he confused their language so they could not understand each other. And the people were scattered all over the world. The tower was called "Babel" because God confused the languages of the entire world.

Value of Project: 250 PTS.

AP Studio Art: Individualized portfolio work. Currently working on the Art 2 assignments.

Yearbook: Staff members are selling ads to help fiance the 2016 yearbook. We welcome Mrs. Amy Summers aa Yearbook, Co-Sponsor.