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Welcome to Art at La Porte High School! My name is Hope Rutledge and I have been teaching for 7 years. In 2002 I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Painting. I am a painter at heart and love teaching and sharing my techniques as well as other information about art.
I believe that art is essential for a well-rounded education as it allows for a healthy outlet of emotions, and allows a student to indulge in imaginative thinking. With the negativity in the world, children need a constructive means to express themselves.
My philosophy of teaching art is that every student in an artist. Art has been my personal way to show my feelings and express myself as an individual. I feel that art is an important part of one’s character and personality. Art has and will always be my freedom from the things that hold many people down.

"What a man sees depends on what he looks at and what his previous experience has taught him to see"
Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions