Portillo, Joel

Welcome to ART with Mr. Joel Portillo

ArtThe elementary art classroom is focused on providing students K-5 with confidence and self esteem.  Student's are not judged by their talents but by their work efforts, focus, and listening skills.  Projects help develop students' background knowledge on the basics of Visual Arts and not every project involves a pencil and paper.  An ART RUBRIC has been provided to each student at the beginning of the school year to help students and their guardians better understand the grading policy.  Feel free to ask for an additional copy for your records.

I have over 10 years of work experience in the commercial art industry serving as a digital and graphic artist.  From game art to animation to packing design to magazine layout...a jack of all trades.  I have an Associates Degree from the Art Institute of Phoenix in Computer Animation and a Bachelor's Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Game Art and Design.  I am certified to teach Art in all grade levels from Elementary to High School.  I started my teaching career in the Fall of 2013.

My conference periods vary from school to school and day to day.  Please call ahead and we can work something out to suit your needs.