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Hillary Taylor - Jarman Art Education

Hi! My name is Hillary Taylor, and I am the art teacher at Jarman Elementary! I am a Union "lifer", graduating many, many moons ago, back in 1996. After spending five wonderful years with Jenks Public Schools' special education department, it is nice to come back to my Union roots!

This is my fourth year at Jarman, and I couldn't be happier to work with these kiddos. They are an imaginative and spirited group of students, who push me creatively, and show a great enthusiasm for art, which makes me so happy! It has been wonderful getting to know these kids over the years, watching them grow as artists in my classroom!

My love for art spreads far beyond the walls of my classroom. Outside of school, I am an active artist and photographer in the community. I have held two solo exhibitions of my own work-- once in 2013 with my "Stories" exhibition, and then again in 2015 with my "Bright Ideas" exhibition. Foolish Things Coffee Company, in downtown Tulsa, showcases my permanent sculpture installation, "Perfect Timing", which is a collection of sixty-six hand-painted "paper" airplanes which are suspended from the ceiling.

In my art class, we explore everything from art history and the lives and techniques of various artists, to the usage of wide range of materials and mediums. I especially love to incorporate core subject matters, like literacy, math, science, and even current events into my lessons, to help expand on what they are learning in their regular classroom. It keeps us on our toes!

My classroom behavior expectations come in the form of our "CREATE" pledge, which we cover in every class at the beginning of the school year:

C - Clean up after yourself.

R - Respect your classroom, your materials, your friends, and your teacher.

E - Ears need to be ON, voices need to be OFF when the teacher is talking.

A - Always use kind words.

T - Take your time and do your best work.

E - Every student is an artist. 



Department: Elementary Art
Room: 117
Planning Period: 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
Phone: (918)-357-8917
Email: taylor.hillary@unionps.org
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