My Home Page
Welcome to Mrs. Dommel's homepage!
It is a pleasure to be the art teacher at Hamburg Area High School. I have been teaching here since 2003. In 2002, I taught kindergarten through grade 8 in a private school setting. I earned my undergraduate degree in Art Education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. I completed my graduate degree in Art Education at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa. In addition, I have recently completed 60 additional graduate credits in subjects relative to art, education, and technology in order to contribute to my professional growth and enhance my knowledge base to help my students.
I have a strong passion for art making. My favorite mediums to explore include glass, clay, paint, and digital art. I have a love for lifelong learning. In recent years, I have taken a strong liking for technology. I enjoy implementing 21st century tools in the art curriculum.
I also believe strongly in character education. I am an "artist teacher" in a sense and see my students as unique individuals themselves. I try to look for the most positive light in each student. I hope for my students to have positive experiences with creative exploration in the classroom.
On a personal note, I have two beautiful young children. I enjoy spending all of my free time with them. They are pure joy! I also enjoy yoga, being outside in nature, and healthy eating.
Art Program of Studies:
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing. Students will learn to apply different media and techniques unique to the drawing process. Possible materials include pencil, conte, pastel, colored pencil, or ink.
This course provides an overview of color theory and design in painting. Materials may include watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint.
This course is recommended for those who are interested in hands on activities. Materials may include clay, glass, and plaster. Students will pursue problem solving and creativity with structural matters. Students will experience hand building with clay and some jewelry making.
This course is designed for those who wish to experience a range of media. Students have the opportunity to create a versatile body of work. Emphasis is placed on portfolio building.
AP Art is designed to meet the needs of the individual student who is pursuing college for art. The AP Portfolio is optional. Students choose to do the AP Portfolio or a general portfolio pertaining to the college of choice.