Name: Mr. John TevlinEmail: John.Tevlin@slps.orgArt DepartmentRoom Number: 006, 011Courses Taught: Art 1 Introduction, Art 2 Drawing and Painting, Art 3 Sculpture, Art 4 Advanced Independent StudyStudent Clubs/Organizations: Community Service through gardening and landscaping projects on campus
While we are on this extended break, there is not much we can do in the art room. However, with what you have you can do what you can, and we will see what we can do when we get back to it. If nothing ells draw and journal in your sketchbooks. Stay safe, and be well.Teacher Message:"I am a passionate artist and a prolific art maker; it is my intention to inspire the act of creating art in my students. I received my Bachelors of Fine Art, sculpture major at the Kansas City Art Institute. My desire is for my students to look at the world with accepting eyes and open minds, before dismissing, and to care as opposed to not caring and perpetuating apathy. I also push my students to not fear creating, to be able to say ‘I can do that’ with confidence, whether it is drawing, writing, talking, or thinking creatively. As teachers it is our duty to empower our young people and strengthen not only their minds but their entire person, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually by giving them healthy physical out-lets in artistic expression. I love art and strive to share as much as I can to whom ever I can.
When asked why I am a teacher I answer that I aspire to inspire. My meaning by this is somewhat ambiguous but as a base idea I like the vagueness and leave the options of its application as such. My reasons for pursuing the educational field stem from an urge to offer to others the skills and knowledge that I have acquired. It is our social duty to enrich younger generations with the collective reserve of knowledge our history provides. Every approach to education has one goal in common, to further the betterment of society in a general or specific way. I believe that to educate a young person in art, one must first make them aware of what ever it is that they are to learn. Awareness of the world exterior to themselves as well as their selves is fundamentally needed education.
Character development for young people is equally important as intellectual and academic development. I see that the role or job of a teacher is not to show the world to the student, but to give them a knowledge to confront of the obstacles they will face when they find themselves suddenly out in the world. I find that inspiring pride and passion to be the most appealing part of becoming a teacher. It is also equally important to give my art students the means to express themselves to the world.
Any school I teach in becomes filled with art. As a prolific artist, my students make an abundance of art and experience not only how to make but also why it is that we make."Biography:Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art InstituteMO Certification in Art EducationMr. Tevlin started his teaching career at Collegiate in it's first year, 2013. Since then he's filled the building with student art, and inspires Collegiate students to express themselves.When Mr. Tevlin isn't at Collegiate, you can find him working on his own art or playing Frisbee Golf.