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Welcome to the Art Department!

Art

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)

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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 still in high school.  I also have a dog and a cat.  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 19 years and 11 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 fourth 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

 

 

 

Mendenhall

Name

Mrs. Nicole Mendenhall

Email

nmendenhall@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Art

College(s) Attended

State University of New York At Buffalo

Hometown

Buffalo, New York

Bio: My name is Mrs. Mendenhall and I am in the Visual Arts Department! This is my first year at WHS, but I have taught for over 13 years in Arizona and New York.

 

I am married to my husband, Zane and we have three children, Destiny, Jayden and Ryker. We love to go camping and hiking! I absolutely love Star Wars and black cats. My classroom is decorated with all these things. I lived and taught in Casa Grande, Arizona (near Phoenix) but most of my extended family still live in my hometown of Buffalo. We are excited to be finally be closer to home and be a part of the WHS family!