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Phone: 210-356-1400, ext. 61483

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MA, Art History, UTSA BFA, Painting, UTSA BA, Psychology, University of Houston Secondary Art, Secondary History certifications

Mr. Clifton Tinker

I am an art teacher because I love art, and I hope to be as inspiring to my students as my art teachers were to me.

Mr. Tinker has taught art in public school since 1994. He has been teaching art at James Madison High School since 2000. He is also the Madison Fine Arts Chair. His art students have earned numerous scholarships and awards over the years including the Grand Champion in the San Antonio Rodeo Western Art contest. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Univeristy of Houston, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Fine Arts in Art History from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also works as a professional artist. He designed the 80,000 square feet of banners that decorated the Alamodome for the San Antonio Spurs. He designed the official poster for the 100th anniversary of the San Antonio Library. He has most recently designed numerous shopping bags and kitchen items for HEB, of which he has sold about 500,000 items.

 

 

 

  • Madison High School Art Department and Art Supply Information

     

    The Madison art teachers welcome you to a year of creativity, enrichment and a wonderful visual art experience:

    Clif Tinker - Fine Arts Chair Ctinke@neisd.net Jessica Cardenas - Jcarde2@neisd.net

    Kambri Hernandez- Kherna2@neisd.net Kathryn Torres - Ktorre3@neisd.net

    Clay Wilkinson - Cwilki1@neisd.net ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ART SUPPLIES: Students are required  to pay a fee or purchase a kit depending on what is specified for the course. The deadline for payment is Friday Sep 3, 2021

    For courses with a fee as opposed to a kit, students will check out individual supplies for the year and the fee will also cover high quality class sets of supplies as determined by the needs of the course. In classes with a kit, each student will receive their own individual supplies and any money left over will go to purchase high quality class sets for students to use. Students who do not pay their or and purchase their kit will have their names added to the obligations list. Those with financial difficulties preventing them from purchasing a kit need to make contact with their teacher to make arrangements.  

    SOME NOTES:

    • The Madison Art Department follows all NEISD District and Campus policies and rules. It is important for our students to follow dress code, the electronics policy, and all campus rules as directed by the district and administration. 
    • Please keep an updated email address on file as this is the most efficient way we communicate. Students, please check your school emails regularly.  
    • Safe and secure art studio rooms are our top priority! All students are expected to conduct themselves with maturity and respect for the learning environment, teacher, and fellow art students. 
    • Art course syllabi can be found on each art teacher’s NEISD Madison Website. Additionally, visit the Skyward Family Access for important information about your child’s progress and grades. Students were given paper syllabi to refer to as well
    • Art contests and exhibits: There are many opportunities for student work to be shown. Information will be available to you throughout the school year. 
    • The Art Department sponsors a National Art Honor Society for upper level students. Art Club is open to all Madison students, including Art I students. The clubs both meet together on the same day and time, to be determined. We invite students to join and work together on fun projects such as school murals and more!

     

    Mandatory Art supply cost per course:

     

    Art I / Art I Honors       $25.00

    AP Portfolio  (fee)        $40.00

    Printmaking II-IV (fee) $40.00

    Art II Honors  (fee)       $40.00                 


    TO PAY ONLINE visit https://neisd.schoolcashonline.com

    Or scan the QR code

    Jewelry II-IV  $ 80.00 ($40/ per semester)

    Ceramics  (fee)             $ 40.00

    Sculpture II  (fee)          $ 40.00

    Sculpture III-IV              $40.00

    Drawing  II  (fee)         $30.00

    Drawing III  (fee)         $40.00

    Drawing IV                  $40.00

    Painting II-IV               $40.00      

       

    Please return this with supply kit payment by September 6th. 

    Payment may be made in cash, check, pay online or money order. Checks should be made payable to Madison High School. Please write the student’s name in the memo line on the check or money order.

    FILL OUT THE BACK OF THIS PAGE AND RETURN

    Student Name _________________________                   TEACHER NAME ______________

      

    Class pd: ____________     Art Subject(s)____________________    Date: _______________   

     

    Select one:

      • cash - Please make sure to tape this sheet to the cash or enclose in envelope with student name
      • Check - makes check payable to Madison Art Department. Please write the student name in the memo. Check # _____    
      • money order - include student name on memo

     

    • online payment   (attach or e-mail your receipt to your teacher)  

     

     

    PARENT SIGNATURE  ___________________________



    Art I and Art I Honors Kit                                                                     

    • Ruler
    • Black Sharpie
    • 24 pack crayola colored pencil set
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen - Black
    • Taklon Blue Brushes, set of 6
    • Eraser
    • Glue 
    • Blending Tortillion
    • Zipper supply bag 9"x12"
    • #2 Pencil
    • Art Workbook

     




    Painting 2, 3, and 4 Kit 

    •  Black Sharpie
    • 24 pack of Prismacolors
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Prang Watercolor set of 8
    • Blue
    • Eraser
    • 4oz Washable Glue
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Zipper carrying bag
    • White Gel Pen
    • Colorless Blender
    • Mixed Media 98 lb 60 sheets journal 9x12
    • #2 Pencil
    • Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Classics set of 6 colors

    Drawing 4 Kit

    • Ruler
    • Black Sharpie
    • 24 pack of Prismacolors
    • Oil Pastel set of 12
    • 6B/ Ebony drawing pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen - Black
    • Eraser
    • 4oz Washable Glue
    • Blending Tortillion
    • Zipper carrying bag
    • White Gel Pen
    • Colorless Blender
    • Mixed Media 98 lb 60 sheets journal 9x12
    • #2 Pencil
    • Either Micron or Pitt .5mm pigment ink drawing pen

     

     

Class Announcements

Class Schedule

  •  Period 1: Art 1

    Pweriod 2: Art 1

    Period 3: conference

    Period 4: lunch

    Period 5: Art 1

    Period 6: Painting 2, Painting 3, Painting 4

    Period 7: Drawing 4, Painting 2, Painting 3

    Period 8: Art 1