Middle School Art – Lane-Pumphrey

Name: Brinda Lane-Pumphrey

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Odyssey of the Mind: 

We are now forming Odyssey of the Mind teams at RMAE.  Last year we had two successful teams and we hope to have more this year.  For more information please contact me or go to the Colorado Odyssey of the Mind website  http://www.coloradoodyssey.org/ or the national website www.odysseyofthemind.com.  There will be an informational meeting for interested students, their parents and potential coaches on Tuesday October 14 from 3:20 – 4:20 in the art room.

Grew up in: Littleton, CO

Graduated from: Littleton High School and the University of Northern Colorado

Favorite Quotes:

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~ Georgia O’Keefe

“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso

About me:

I am married and have two daughters, one  at CU Boulder the other is in 11th grade.

I enjoy camping, skiing, gardening, hiking and making art.

I coached Odyssey of the Mind for 5 years and Destination Imagination for 2 years prior to that.  I coached two teams during two of those years.  The two OotM teams I coached went on to compete at World Finals three times and two times.

I completed 15 years of volunteering for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in 2011.

I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon three times, once from the North Rim to the South Rim , and once from the South Rim to Plateau Point and back up and once down to the first water station and back up.

I spent a summer in Europe living out of a backpack.  I traveled from London to Istanbul while studying art history and European history.

I LOVE teaching art!

Schedule:

1st period: 8th grade art

2nd period: 8th grade art

3rd period: 7th grade art

4th period: 7th grade art

5th period: 6th grade art

6th period: 6th grade art

 

Useful Links:

Check it out! Artsonia RMAE Middle School online art gallery: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=83450

Fun Websites for Students:

ATCs For All, website for viewing and trading artist trading cards:  http://www.atcsforall.com/index.php

The Graffiti Creator, a fun website for creating graffiti art: http://www.graffiticreator.net/

Origami Resource Center, learn to make origami creations:  http://www.origami-resource-center.com/index.html

The Art Zone, National Gallery of Art, interactive art making website:  http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm

Check out www.zentangle.com for interesting drawing ideas.

Our class website

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