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Amarillo High School Art

Amarillo High School Visual Arts provides a wide range of opportunities for any skill level or area of visual art interest. Art I provides an overview and introduction to visual art, exploring a variety of techniques, media and genres. Advanced studies in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Jewelry provide the dedicated art student an opportunity to expand their creative skills and abilities. Amarillo High has a long-standing tradition of excellence and participation in various competitions and exhibitions:  

     • Visual Arts Scholastic Event – multiple winners at regional, area and state levels 
     • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Youth Art Show 
     • Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Creative Arts Competition
     • Texas Panhandle Student Art Show
     • Clarendon Fall Festival
     • High School Art Competition @ Midwestern State University
     • TAEA YAM Flag Design      
     • Participation in various community service projects & service learning activities   

Amarillo High School Art Teachers:

Paula Avirett  

  • BS in All-Level Art Education, Minor in Psychology; Southeast Missouri State University
  • Teaching since 1995, at Amarillo High since 2006

Starla Kelley 

  • BS in All-Level Art Education and Secondary English Education; West Texas A&M University
  • Teaching since 1991, at Amarillo High since 2005

Darla McFarland 

  • BS in All-Level Art Education; West Texas A&M University
  • Teaching since 1992, at Amarillo High since 2010

Trina Taylor Brown 

  • BFA in Studio Art, Major in Painting, Minor in Sculpture; Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Teaching at Amarillo High since 2005