Aquinas High School & Aquinas Middle School
FINE ARTS & ENCORE
MR. CLINTON GRABHORN
Associate Degree of Graphic Design: Western Technical College, Bachelors Degree of Studio Arts: University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Masters Degree of Education: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (In progress)
+ years with Aquinas Catholic Schools
+ years total teaching experience
I love making connections in our school and in the community through the arts as a teacher at both the middle-school and high-school levels. My personal and professional interests inform an exciting curriculum that allows students and colleagues to connect with the innovative, self-expressive, and self-efficient qualities that can be learned through the creative practices. I enjoy exploring many creative avenues including painting, commercial design, clothing design, publication, photography, and general construction. In my free time, I enjoy all that the beautiful Coulee Region has to offer with my wife, daughter, and my dog by my side. My hobbies include running, biking, hiking, and camping.
My visual arts classroom is a place where we explore creativity as a larger concept. Of course, creativity can be taught effectively through the visual arts, but can be applied in many facets of our lives. In addition to the act of creating beautiful works of art, creativity can be utilized as a tool for solving problems and engaging in activities that promote ingenuity and innovation.
The middle school art classroom consists of a general visual arts curriculum that covers a broad range of mediums and subjects. Students are given the tools to explore a variety of two-dimensional projects, three-dimensional projects, traditional media and new media, including design and the creation of art with various digital tools.