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WELCOME!

My name is Cynthia Baer and I am excited to be teaching art for my 8th year at Rhinebeck High School. I teach Studio Art for grades 9 -12, and Painting, Graphic Design & Illustrator CS6 and Photography & Photoshop CS6 for grades 10 -12. You can find out more about each course by clicking the  icons to the left.

I come with a diverse background in the arts. I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Medical and Scientific Illustration and more recently from SUNY at New Paltz  with a BS in Visual Arts Education and a MS in Education. I have worked as a freelance artist specializing in medical and scientific illustration as well as in the art industry as a staff artist, production manager and art director. You may have seen some of my work locally at park kiosks or local museums.

EVALUATION

I believe that process is as important to art-making as the end project. With that said, project evaluations are done through a combination of self-assessment and questions that are geared toward recall, application, reflection and re-evaluation of artwork. Critiques are included in this evaluation so that students learn to talk about their work in terms of the elements and principles of design.

I have high expectations for my students. In order to build an environment where thoughts and ideas can be easily shared, I ask for respect in the classroom; toward each other, toward me and toward the tools and materials that are used. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of art-making. I will share with them what I know regarding art context and techniques but most importantly, it is up to each student to take the opportunity to experiment and find meaningful self-expression in the art they make.

ADDITIONAL TIME

As an artist and a teacher, I am aware that everyone works at a different pace. In order to balance the need to keep a steady stream of projects flowing in the classroom with this variable, I will be available after school in Room 151 every Tuesday. Students are also encouraged to make arrangements to come and work during their free periods as needed.

CONTACT

Whether you have a specific concern, are a parent or guardian that is involved in the art field or crafts or just enjoy making things, I welcome you to introduce yourself and encourage you to be a part and/or get to know the fine art work students are doing at the Rhinebeck H.S. Please feel free to contact me at school via phone, 845-871-5500 x5151  or e-mail at cbaer@rhinebeckcsd.org.

Thank you for this opportunity to teach your child art. I hope that my love for this subject will have a lasting effect on his or her artistic development.

 


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