Phone: (910)-893-3483, ext. 117
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Art + Design - NC State University
Ms. Katie Brooks
Hi y'all! My name is Katie Brooks and I'm thrilled to be your art teacher this year!
I graduated from NC State University's College of Design with my Bachelor of Arts in Art + Design. As I was pursuing a degree in art, I fell in love with teaching while working with students in Wake County Public Schools through NC State's Students Advocating for Youth program.
I am an educator and professional artist eager to share my passion for “good messes” with the community here at LSES!
As an artist, I know that there is much to be gained from the creative process. As an educator, I recognize the importance of inviting students to discover this process for themselves. Effective art education not only introduces students to the tools of creativity, but equips them to apply these skills to endeavors that excite them. I aim to establish a classroom environment where all artistic voices—historical and current—are recognized and celebrated. I want my students to find their own experiences reflected in the artists we study, and the works we create together. I believe a balanced art curriculum should provide students with the structure to make art less intimidating, and the inspiration to make art more exciting. Most students may not grow up to be an artist, but every student can benefit from the creative skills developed in an art class. My role is to act as a catalyst in my students’ exploration.
Vincent Van Gogh said it best: “What is done in love is done well.”
See you in the studio!