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Lisa Woods – Visual Arts Lisa Woods, an award-winning artist and educator, is Chair of the Visual Arts Dept., and a National Board Certified instructor of Visual Arts. She received her B.A. in Art Education from Mercer University, and her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking/Book Arts from the University of Georgia. Ms. Woods is an accomplished artist. She works primarily with mixed media to create sculpture and 2-dimensional works that combine mark-making, found objects, encaustic (painting with wax and pigment) and cast resin. She has exhibited extensively, including group shows in Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and New York. She has had several solos shows at galleries and museums including Gallery 291 in Greenville, SC and the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in LaGrange GA. Regionally, she has shown at Meredith College, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Virginia, Mooring Gallery in Asheboro, The Catherine Smith Gallery at Appalachian State, Sawtooth Center in Winston-Salem, the Gallery at Elon University, and Theatre Art Galleries in High Point. Locally, she has exhibited at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Center for Creative Leadership, Greenhill Center for NC Art, Elliott University Center Gallery at UNCG and the Center for Visual Artists (formerly Greensboro Artists League). Most recently, she had work in the Elements show at Greenhill, In 2006, Ms. Woods had a solo show, My Two Left Feet, at Center for Visual Artists. This was part of the award for winning ‘Best in Show’ at the CVA Members Juried Show. Ms. Woods was the Artist in Residence at Theatre Art Galleries in 2004-5. Ms. Woods had a solo show at the Artery (April, 2010), and was a part of John Skau’s Wood: A Point of Departure at Studio B. She was chosen to be included in the 2010 Art on Paper exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Ms. Woods is very involved in the regional art community. She has served on several boards, including Greensboro Artists League and is currently a member of the Museum Association Board at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. She is on the Executive Board for Tri-State Sculptors, an ISC-affiliated sculptors guild. This involvement has let to contacts in arts communities and at universities across the country. Course Descriptions Art I • Drawings - One semester the focus will be on Drawing Fundamentals/Media – perspective, line (contour, gesture, texture), value, illusion of space/depth, scale, subject matter, drawing from observation, composition, exploration of drawing media and techniques, exploration of artists using the media, with emphasis on contemporary. Art II • 3D Design - One semester the focus will be the transition to the 'third' dimension. Students will experiment with a variety of media and learn how the elements and principles of design are used for 3-dimensional objects. Honors Art III • Portfolio Development One semester the focus will be on creating 10-12 pieces that are of 'portfolio quality,' meaning the work can be used in the AP Portfolio and/or for admission to art school. Assignments will be based on the requirements of Breadth section of the AP Portfolio. AP Studio Art and lab • AP Studio Art is an intensive, college-level course, based on the standards of excellence required by the College Board and the admissions standards of top visual arts programs. Work will demonstrate students’ mastery of technical skills and media, as well as development of a series of pieces related both visually and conceptually. Students will produce a portfolio of their best work to be submitted to the College Board, and used for Admissions to arts programs around the country.