Welcome to ART  
Mr. Martinez
paint and pallete  
Art making is a learned skill that can be acquired through observational study, and hours of practice. Although natural ability is helpful, anyone with the right attitude can learn how to create a work of art that expresses themselves. My goal as a teacher is for every student to leave my class with the basic skills to create their own works of art.
Upper level students will use their skills to creatively express themselves. 
On this website you will find information for my Art 1, Drawing, Painting and Ceramics classes. The class syllabus, agenda and assignments are available on this site, as well as any other relevant information.
For some of my favorite art related Links, please visit my LINKS section.
While you're here, please visit the online GALLERY to see some of the artwork created by my students. 
Looking to earn some extra credit? Talking about art is an integral part of being an artist. Visit the art BLOG to share some of your thoughts on Art, and earn extra credit points towards any grade. (See me for details).
And for some quick lessons on creating art visit my ART CAST page. 
For information on Mrs. Toribio, the Academy's other art teacher, please click here.