"Embrace your mistakes...they will permit you to CREATE!"
Ebony Nicole Johnson "Mrs. Ebony"
B.F.A (Painting), University of Louisiana Monroe
MatArtEd, Memphis College of Art
To study the Human Condition is to study what is positive, negative, natural and argumentative. Considering this truth, the study and practice of Fine Art allows us, humans, to study the conditions of each other. That is what Mrs. Johnson believes in and that is the practice she expects from her students. Mrs. Johnson was raised in the Northern Virginia near the metropolitan area of Washington D.C/ Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art from University of Louisiana Monroe with a concentration in Painting & Photography. After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, she began her teaching career in elementary art education while working as a district mentor for art teachers and for the state of Tennessee. While teaching, Mrs. Johnson completed her Master’s in Art Education from Memphis College of Art and continued to write curriculum for art education, present at conferences, collaborate with museums, and community stakeholders to heighten the level of rigor within art education. She is beyond honored to serve this community and is eager to empower her students beyond measure-measure that exceeds their beliefs and her own!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. -Marianne Williamson
FINE ART DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
At I.M. Terrell’s Academy, the department of Art nurtures their appretncies in expressing how artists examine the Human Condition, by activating the creative process in an interdisciplinary studio environment. We offer a very personal environment which nurtures growth, individuality, and failure-as a means towards success.
Courses are designed to allow students to manipulate traditional media such as drawing, painting, or sculpturing along with modern studies within art practices. In addition, students will use modern technology such as 3D printing as well as produce tasks that will align with STEM programs.
At the end of their freshman year, students will select a major (i.e. drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking, or 3D disciplines) to study for the remainder of their matriculation through the academy, leading into Advanced Placement studio courses and senior internships.
Exposure, research, and cultural analysis is vital to the growth and awareness of a student becoming an artist. Throughout their matriculation of the program; museum visits, lectures, professional artist encounters, and research opportunities will become norms of their apprenticeship.
Our goal is to provide an environment that nurtures creativity while eliminating the boxes in which our minds are naturally contained so that we may cultivate the future creators of our society.