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Rachel Hoemke 2D Art

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About me:

This is my eighth year at Thomas Edison High School. I attended the University of Minnesota where I earned my B.A. in Fine Arts and my Master's Degree in Education. Outside of school, I am a potter, painter, and softball instructor for Minneapolis' traveling softball program, 612. I am also an advisor for the Outdoor Club at Edison. This group meets bi-monthly for events like rock climbing, ice skating, fishing, hiking, camping, and many others. 

During the school year, we have a wide variety of exceptional Arts opportunities planned for our students both in and out of school. In the classroom, we make, write, and discuss art regularly. Much of the artwork made throughout the year is stockpiled for the spring when our school hosts a student exhibition as well as performances, in conjunction with Art-A-Whirl, one of the nation's largest Arts festivals.

Planned visits throughout this school year include: The Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institiute of Art, the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, the University of Minnesota & Weisman Art Museum, local artist studios, Hennepin County Libraries, and more.

Whether or not a student is able to take an Arts course any given quarter, there are always opportunities for all students to channel their creativity and join in on these experiences. Please direct students to room 231 who are interested. 


Please feel free to contact me at any time! I look forward to connecting with families throughout the year. 


Courses I Teach:

Drawing and Painting I

Drawing and Painting II

Art as a Profession

IB Art Level 1

Support Times

Studio time is available after school. Students should check in with me during the day and ask if I will be available after school the following day or later in the week. The majority of students who need to complete extra work are encouraged to come to advisory and generally find that time to be enough. Students are always allowed to take work home. If students are in need of supplies, they may check them out after school.