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Secondary (7-12)


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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." -Picasso

Mr. Towne

Welcome to the Central Lyon Art Room!

The goal for students taking an Art class is to learn the basics of visual expression and develop their creativity through a variety of concepts and processes. Learning from past masters and current movements, students are encouraged to find their individual voices, tailoring each project to their interests to make a personal statement. 

Students have the options to take Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture and Digital Art at Central Lyon. Each semester the class is re-taken, students move up a level to more difficult content and more rigorous projects to build upon their previous knowledge and demonstrate their mastery. 

Please check out the Instagram link in the Quicklinks section to see current completed students works. Each picture is labeled by 1) The student who completed it 2) The class is was completed in 3) The unit it was completed for 4) A title, if applicable.


Mr. Towne Facts:

Year started at Central Lyon: Fall 2013

Classes he teaches: 9-12 Art (Painting, Drawing, Digital Art, Ceramics, Sculpture): Intro to Programming; 8th grade Careers; 7th Grade Art 

Past teaching experience: 2012-2013 Pocahontas Area High School/Middle School (HS-Reading Plus/SH, MS-Art, Computer Apps); 08-12 Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy Palmer Middle School (MS - Art, Computer Apps, K-7 Art); 05-08 Pomeroy-Palmer High School/Middle School/Elementary (K-12 Art)

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.