Christopher Parsons

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NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL 
VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

Chris

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Visual Arts Department

Instructor: Christopher Parsons
parsonsch@hickoryschools.net
828-327-6300 extension 264

Chris Parsons is a native of Fall Branch, Tennessee. He currently lives in Bethlehem with his wife, Lindee Parsons, the Northview Media Coordinator, in their recently empty nest (one married and three in college!) He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from East Tennessee State University and his Master of Arts degree from Gardner-Webb University. 

For over twenty years, Chris has shared his love of the arts with countless students. He has taught visual arts, music and theater in and out of the school setting. Although well known for his unique fantasy collage art, He has continued to hone and refine his artistic style and techniques. In his latest works Chris has focused on merging traditional landscape oil painting with modern oil enamel space art. The marriage of the different styles and techniques have produced some images that he likes to call "Spacescapes". 
Chris' artwork has been on display in a variety of galleries in North Carolina including The Historic Gertrude Smith House in Mount Airy, Lenoir Rhyne University, The Hiddenite Center, and The Rock School in Valdese.

Chris' influences include Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, and Bob Ross. He relies on a blend of styles and techniques to create his unique images. Chris draws his inspiration from nature, mythology, religion, science fiction, and popular culture.




Classroom Mission Statement:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - M. Gandhi
"In art there are no mistakes, only happy accidents." - Bob Ross


NORTH CAROLINA ESSENTIAL STANDARDS FOR VISUAL ARTS
www.ncpublicschools.org/.../new-standards/arts/visual/k-8.pdf

NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS
www.nationalartsstandards.org


STUDENT MATERIALS NEEDED:
#2 Pencils / Crayons / Notebook or Sketchbook / Colored Marker Sets / Colored Pencil Sets.

NOTE: PENCILS ARE MANDATORY