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Ms. Rapatz
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Contact Information:

E-mail: beth.rapatz@mpls.k12.mn.us 
Room: 130 
In Building Extension: 34044

 

Biography:

I received my Masters in Art Education from the University of Minnesota and my Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus in Illustration from the Art Institute of Boston. I previously worked as a freelance illustrator/designer and nonprofit arts administrator. Before coming to Edison, I taught at local art centers; in adult community education and taught classes for adults and children with disabilities through a nonprofit art organization. I also was a reserve teacher in both Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools.

I bring my passion for teaching the arts to students as well as my past experiences in both the industry and nonprofit sector into my classroom. I provide engaging projects for my students that relate to their own life experiences and their identities and goals. I also connect in-school knowledge and skills with the larger world and make connections to career choices in the arts industry. 



Syllabi and Course Materials:

Digital Media Survey

Adobe Illustrator

Design Theory

Students may find course materials on myMPS - (login and select courses and the name of their class.) This webpage will be their main source for turning in homework and projects as well as a space for lesson resources. I will post all project directions via video or slides on this webpage so students may review materials as needed or if absent.