Art

Welcome to the Art Department!

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Department Chair: Leigh Caputo

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete one credit of a fine art.  If you take visual art as this option, this class is Fundamentals of Art.  You must pass Fundamentals before you take any other art class.

Classes Offered

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Intermediate Art
  • Studio Art and AP Studio Art
  • Digital Art
  • Clay 1 and Clay 2 (each ½ credit)
  • Photo 1 and Photo 2 (each 1/2 credit)

Message From the Department/DC

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Meet our Department Members Below!

Caputo

Name

Leigh Caputo

Email

lcaputo@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Intermediate Art

Studio Art

Photography 1&2

College(s) Attended

State University of New York at New Paltz (BS)

University of Oklahoma (MEd)

Hometown

Holland Patent, NY

Bio: My name is Mrs. Caputo and I am the Art Department Chair. I have been at WHS since 2016. I co-advise the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, Math) Club.  I have 2 kids, one who started college this year and one who is in his 2nd year of college.  I also have a dog, Lola.  I love to cook, travel, and go to concerts.

Twitter: @ArtatWoodlawnHS 

Instagram:  woodlawnphotography

 

 

Gauger

Name

Alicia Gauger

Email

agauger@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Art

Clay/ Ceramics

College(s) Attended

Towson University ‘99 (BA)

Hometown

Parkton, MD

My name is Ms. Gauger and I am in the ART department. This is my first year at WHS.  I am excited to be a Warrior.  I have been teaching High School Art for 20 years and 12 years in BCPS. I graduated from Hereford High School in 1995.  I have coached girls soccer, held Art Club, Diversity Club, and Yoga Club in the past.  

 

I love making art in my spare time. I love teaching and coming up with ideas for lessons.  I enjoy discovering new music and I love to dance.  I have a garden each year and have a cat named Leo.  I taught in North Carolina for 6 years.  I played soccer, lacrosse, and snowboarded, too!  I have gone to several music concerts and one time I got a hug from Ringo Starr (one of the Beatles)!!!

 

Follow me on Instagram @artwithmsgaugerwhs



Harrison

Name

Ms. Harrison

Email

lharrison5@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Art

Digital Art

College(s) Attended

UMBC (BFA)

 

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Bio: My name is Ms. Harrison and I am in the Visual Arts department. This is my fifth year serving the students of WHS.

 

I enjoy stealing restaurant recipes and recreating them at home, spending time with my family and of course creating. FMOIG: @artistic_disposition

 

 


Name

Ms. Jordan

Email

jgentles@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Art

College(s) Attended

Towson University

Hometown

Baltimore

Bio: Greetings! My name is Ms. Jordan and this will be my first year at WHS and my 8th year teaching in BCPS! I am excited to join the Art Department at Woodlawn High School, the community where I started my teaching career and grew up.

 

I enjoy coffee, reading, running, lazy beach days, and of course creating!In my free time I'm usually hanging out with my daughter or binge watching a new series or old horror films, or trying a new food! This year I'm looking forward to meeting new students, learning new things and settling in to our 'new normal'.