About Teacher

Mrs. Jessica Cardenas

Phone: 210-356-1400

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA History, Minor Art & Design

Mrs. Jessica Cardenas

Thank you for visiting! 

I cheer lead your child’s success! I am a creativity encourager and a passionate art coach. I teach students to think critically, creatively, and reflectively. I also teach them how to observe more deeply, test visual hypotheses, use tools, explore processes to make visual solutions, and communicate! I strive to create an inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming class community where all are encouraged to learn and grow together no matter what their starting point. When I am not dreaming up art challenges that inspire, I am talking to my plants (I swear, it helps them grow!), planning my next hike, bingewatching a documentary series on netflix, or scoping out cute dogs at the farmers market.

Favorite Quote Ever:

“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaugherhouse-Five

 

What students said about my class last year: 

"Mrs. Cardenas has tought me to try new forms of art and to communicate with others, to be inspired to make new ideas ." - S.G.

"Art is fun even though it seems like you have to do a lot of work it pays off in the end and there are fun artwork to do." - A.P.

"Mrs Cardenas taught me how to be more creative and think outside the box. She has taught me that excellent artwork is never really finished it’s just due." -Z.O.

"Mrs Cardenas definitely helped me refine my technique and improve in multiple medias of art" - J.D.

 

The regular stuff:

This is my 8th year teaching Art. I Substitute taught for 2 years before that.

I am a Texas State Graduate

I am President of the San Antonio Art Educator's Association

I am the National Art Honor Society Sponsor at Madison High School

I teach Art I, Art II Honors, and the Advanced Placement Art&Design courses for 2D Art and Design, Drawing, and 3D Art and Design  

 

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Art Supply List

  • Art I Supply List

    Links for purchasing kits through your art teacher will be updated very soon! Please check back. 

    Kits containing these items will be sold through the Art Teachers for $25 and may be paid for via school cash onlineYou are encouraged to purchase the kit for pick up as soon as they are available, but may also purchase all items for class using the following list:

    • Ruler
    • Twin Tip Black Sharpie
    • 8 pack crayola washable marker set
    • 24 pack crayola colored pencil set
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • scissors 5 1/4" pointed
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen - Black
    • Prang Watercolor set of 8
    • Taklon Detail Brushes, set of 6
    • Pink Beveled Eraser
    • 4oz Washable Glue
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Masking Tape
    • Blending Tortillion
    • Zipper bag 9"x12"
    • #2 Pencil

     

    Art II Honors Supply List

    Kits containing these items will be sold through the Art Teachers for $35 and may be paid for via school cash onlineYou are encouraged to purchase the kit for pick up as soon as they are available, but may also purchase all items for class using the following list:

    • Ruler
    • Twin Tip Black Sharpie
    • 8 pack crayola washable marker set
    • 12 pack of Prismacolors
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • scissors 5 1/4" pointed
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen - Black
    • Prang Watercolor set of 8
    • Taklon Detail Brushes, set of 6
    • Pink Beveled Eraser
    • 4oz Washable Glue
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Masking Tape
    • Blending Tortillion
    • Zipper carrying bag
    • Glue Stick
    • White Gel Pen
    • Colorless Blender
    • Mixed Media 98 lb 60 sheets journal 9x12
    • Sketchbook
    • #2 Pencil

     

    AP Studio Art (2D and Drawing) Supply List

    Kits containing these items will be sold through the Art Teachers for $45 and may be paid for via school cash onlineYou are encouraged to purchase the kit for pick up as soon as they are available, but may also purchase all items for class using the following list:

    • Ruler
    • Twin Tip Black Sharpie
    • 8 pack crayola washable marker set
    • 24 pack of Prismacolors
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • scissors 5 1/4" pointed
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen - Black
    • Prang Watercolor set of 8
    • Taklon Detail Brushes, set of 6
    • Pink Beveled Eraser
    • 4oz Washable Glue
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Masking Tape
    • Blending Tortillion
    • Zipper carrying bag
    • Glue Stick
    • White Gel Pen
    • Colorless Blender
    • Mixed Media 98 lb 60 sheets journal 9x12
    • Sketchbook 
    • condiment cups with lids (6)
    • #2 Pencil
    • ***other materials may be required for students to purchase depending on student sustained investigation choice. AP Test Fees are separate. 

     

Class Schedule

  • Mrs. Cardenas' Schedule

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    AP Studio Art & AP Studio Drawing Period 1: 10:00am - 11:00am

    A LUNCH

    Art II Honors Period 2A: 11:50pm - 12:50pm

    Art I Period 3: 1:15pm - 2:15pm

    CONFERENCE Period 4

     

    Tuesday and Thursday

    Art I Period 5: 10:00am-11:30am

    Art I Period 6B: 11:35pm - 12:20pm  (B LUNCH) 1:05pm - 1:50pm 

    Art I Period 7: 1:55pm - 3:25pm

     

    Tutoring: Request Tutoring Appointment via the link in bitmoji classroom!

     Monday and Friday: 9:00am-9:50am 

    Tuesday and Thursday: 3:35pm-4:25pm