Sara Foppiano

Professional Biography

  • 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.

Schedule

  • 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

    INSTRUCTIONS TO BECOME A CANVAS OBSERVER

    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:

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENT GENERATED PAIRING CODES

    1st Semester Schedule:

    Period 1 - Pottery                                                                                             
    Period 2 - Planning                                                              
    Period 3 - Drawing                                                 
    Period 4 - Painting                                             
    Period 5 - Hip Hop & Street Art
    Period 6 - Drawing

    2nd Semester Schedule:

    Period 1 - Pottery                                                                                             
    Period 2 - Planning                                                              
    Period 3 - Painting                                                 
    Period 4 - Drawing                                            
    Period 5 - Hip Hop & Street Art
    Period 6 - Painting
     

    Weekly calendar for Mrs. Foppiano´s Visual Art Classes: 

    (Click at the botton for a full-screen view)

Last Modified on September 2, 2020