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Cathy Bishop

6th and 7th Grade Art at Rains Junior High

Tutorials are Tuesday afternoons until 4:30.

      My name is Cathy Bishop.  I've been teaching art at Rains ISD since 1998, first in the high school as "Miss Porter", then in 2001 when I switched to the junior high campus.  I've reached the rewarding point in my career when I often have the children of former students in my classroom.  I enjoy bringing an appreciation of art to multiple generations of Rains County residents.  Emory is an artistic community and a wonderful place to work. 

          During red ribbon week, a former student and I show off our outfits for crazy hair and clothes day. In case you were wondering, no that's not my real hair.


In 6th and 7th grade art, 

sketchbook assignments are

a test grade every six weeks.  

Supply Lists for Art Classes:

There is a $10.00 flat materials fee for 6th grade art. Students take home their art supply boxes at the end of the school year. A sketchbook is included among the supplies in their box. It helps to have had 6th grade art as a prerequisite for advanced art in the 7th grade, but it’s not required. 

7th grade advanced art students are required to purchase a spiral bound sketchbook only. Not the mini ones please, 9” x 12”-ish is a good size. 




Cathy Bishop


It's time to try out for UIL art! Art is a team event for UIL. There is a limit on how many students may participate at each grade level so I will have try outs during lunch the first week of October. UIL art has nothing to do with the CREATION of art. It is a memorizing event. You will memorize 40 paintings, the titles of the paintings, the artists who created those paintings. You must memorize the correct spelling of the titles and last names of the artists. We will also memorize bibliography information about the artists and how different art elements are used in the artworks. The last two parts are new to the event if you did it in intermediate school. There is a multiple choice test in addition to the spelling test. Don't freak out, I am here to help you! But, if you already know that memorizing and spelling is very difficult for you, UIL art will be a difficult event for you.  


Electronic devices and earphones or earbuds are the student's responsibility at school. It's not a good idea to keep anything of value in an UNLOCKED locker on campus.  GAMES, VIDEOS, AND OTHER APPS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING CLASS. Listening to music while creating art is a reward and a privilege that well behaved students may earn.  

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8:45 - 9:35