Visual Art

About the Course

Thank you for your interest in Art at Covington Middle School Fine Arts Acadmy. This page will give you a brief overview of what students will experience in this course.  

Covington’s Art program is diverse and relevant.  Every student can be successful in our class as we work together to create a positive learning environment.  An art class helps  students  build real-life skills for  success.  Students learn how to work together as part of a team, evaluate their own work, constantly improve it, and build higher level problem-solving skills as they create art.  In class we work with numerous mediums (drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture).  We learn about artists and styles of art from throughout history.  Moreover, we explore students’ unique individuality through projects that reflect their imagination, ideas, and talents.  Every student has something positive to contribute as we experience art!

About the Teacher

  As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Art Education and All-Level Texas Teacher Certification, I have over 30 years of experience teaching middle school art here in Austin ISD. The art program I have developed is rigorous, gradelevel appropriate, and enriched with art history. I feel that every student can be successful in art if he/she puts effort into every assignment given. I enjoy working with middle-school students and look forward to a terrific Fall semester. If you have any questions regarding our class, or your child’s progress, please feel free to contact me.



Dawn Piper—Art Teacher   

Direct Line: 512-841-3680     

Conference Times:

Tues/Thur: 12:10-12:40

Wed/Fri: 9:00-9:30


About the Work - Student Gallery

      Shown here are just a few examples of the types of studio

assignments done here at Covington.  A student that takes art

all three years may expect to work with a wide range of mediums

and cover a great variety of topics.