Thanks for visiting my website! This is my eighth year teaching at North Thurston High School and I am thrilled to be leading such a vibrant visual art department. This year I will be teaching Drawing, Painting, Pottery & Sculpture, and Hip Hop, Street Art & Social Justice. I’m passionate about giving students the skills and ability to express themselves through the arts. I aspire to create a classroom that revolves around respect, creativity, exploration, and critical awareness.
I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Ballard High School I earned a BA in Fine Arts from Washington State University. I also earned my MA in Teaching from Western Washington University. Before making the move to NTHS I spent a year teaching Drawing and Pottery at Timberline High School here in Lacey.Above all I value effort and participation in my studio art classes. Having a willingness to try something new, however challenging, is an attitude I always encourage! I have high expectations for all of my students and enjoy helping each of them grow and develop as artists. I also appreciate the support of parents and encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have. Email is the best way to reach me.
We use Canvas as our online classroom:
To visit the Pottery Canvas classroom, click HERE
To visit the Drawing Canvas classroom, click HERE
To visit the Painting Canvas classroom, click HERE
To visit the Hip Hop, Street Art, & Social Justice Canvas classroom, click HERE
Parents & Guardians:
Please sign up to observe your student in Canvas. This will allow you to monitor their assignments and progress. Use the following link for step-by-step instructions:
Tip: When asked for the institution´s Canvas URL, enter https://nthurston.instructure.com
You will be asked to enter a pairing code; this is a code your student will have to generate within their Canvas account. The following link will give your student step-by-step instructions for generating a unique pairing code:
1st Semester Schedule:Period 1 - PotteryPeriod 2 - PlanningPeriod 3 - DrawingPeriod 4 - PaintingPeriod 5 - Hip Hop & Street ArtPeriod 6 - Drawing
2nd Semester Schedule:Period 1 - PotteryPeriod 2 - PlanningPeriod 3 - PaintingPeriod 4 - DrawingPeriod 5 - Hip Hop & Street ArtPeriod 6 - Painting
Weekly calendar for Mrs. Foppiano´s Visual Art Classes:
(Click at the botton for a full-screen view)