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Nancy S Campbell

Contact Name: Nancy S Campbell

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Phone: (865) 789-9528

Nancy S. Campbell creates innovative and creative visual arts programs. Versatile and flexible, Nancy is an enthusiastic and experienced teaching artist who works with pre-K through high school students. Painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, architecture and built environment projects are all in her standards-based teaching artist toolbox. She successfully collaborates with teachers to fine-tune custom programs that reinforce skills that teachers are held accountable for while providing engaging authentic learning for students. Her classroom environment is respectful of students, teachers, their time, and 21st century classroom demands. She conducts workshops in visual arts, arts education, and arts integration. Her teacher workshops focus on sharing strategies for integrating art across the curriculum and exciting children about self-expression. She shares ideas and projects that instill confidence in teachers about including visual art in core subjects. She has presented professional development programs at all Tennessee Arts Commission Create Conferences, the Tennessee Art Education Association, Value Plus, Knoxville Institute for the Arts, Johnson City Art Education Conferences, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a teaching artist for the Knoxville Museum of Art since it opened in 1990. A professional artist, Nancy paints, draws, and explores mixed media and printmaking.

Artist Work Samples


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Building Shapes - An Introduction to Architecture

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

Architecture provides an introduction to the study of the built environment. Many teachers (actually, many adults) did not have opportunities to learn about this field in all their years of school. No wonder teachers are often reluctant to include architecture and the built environment in the classroom, even though their students love it. The interdisciplinary nature of projects provides real world applications of math, social studies, and visual arts learning. This lesson example is designed for elementary students over five days, but the program has been successfully modified for different aged groups and time requirements. Yes, elementary students through high school students benefit from this popular project after collaborative planning by the teacher with the teaching artist. Project- based built environment programs engage older students. This introduction teaches younger students concepts with simple lessons.

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Program Title: Creating Pictures in Your Mind

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Students will learn to create an artwork and a written narrative in this program that integrates visual arts with Language Arts/Writing. Students will write and draw their own story. They will develop their ideas through guided visualization. Mental pictures enrich writing and provide the image framework and details for successful illustrations. Drawing and/or painting media and techniques will be explored. Literacy includes all communication processes used to express thoughts and feelings. Based on state curriculum standards, this proven program includes a pre-writing activity and art making that fosters creativity and self-confidence in all student populations. Simple paper engineering may be included or work may be bound as a book. Designed for middle grades, all programs can be modified for different grades, student populations, and time restrictions through collaboration by the classroom teacher with the teaching artist.

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Program Title: Printmaking and Social Studies

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

After researching Tennessee culture and history, students will produce relief prints with a Tennessee subject that interests them. Students will learn the self-discipline that is necessary to produce a simple relief print edition – from subject selection and plate production to printing, signing, and enhancing the original prints. The program can take place within the classroom with organizational skills and honed classroom management techniques that provide the framework for a successful printmaking experience. Printmaking fits surprisingly well with subjects across the curriculum. This standards-based program appeals to students with different abilities and learning styles. Elementary students love it, but middle and high school students are engaged, too. The program may be modified for different aged groups and time restrictions through collaborative planning by the teacher and the teaching artist.

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