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Patrick Crouch, Teacher
Patrick Crouch expresses
the essential organic qualities of African-American
heritage. Though a trained
and educated artist, Crouch
prefers a primitive style
to convey innocence and
honesty. With the use of
vibrant colors, stylized patterns, and shapes, his work
displays a connection between the realistic realms of life
and the resurrection of historic encounters, undiscovered
experiences, and earthly emotions.
Patrick Crouch adopts vibrant and bright colors as a
trademark for his paintings and pottery. These surfaces
have also attracted various additions such as buttons,
metallic papers, exotic fabrics, and other textures. His
work has expanded to the
arenas of painted murals,
painted furniture, illustrations for apparel, and the
writing and illustrations
for a series of children’s
Patrick Crouch is an AP art
teacher at Skyline Center in
Dallas, Texas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Kanu, Student
Daniel Kanu, born in Sierra
Leone, uses expressive pencil strokes to captivate the
human form and brings his
portraits to life with a profound three-dimensionality.
Highly ambitious, Daniel
Kanu will never forget the
two years of schooling he
missed due to the lasting civil wars on the streets
of Sierra Leone. This chapter in his life serves as his
direct purpose and motivation to succeed.
Kanu studied AP art for three years while attending Skyline Center High School in Dallas, Texas.
He plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler
to continue his passion and
major in art and minor in
biology. Along with a successful art career, Daniel has
had a successful academic
showing. Last summer he
was selected to participate in
a summer internship at Bay-lor College of Dentistry.
Daniel Kanu is a student at
Skyline Center in Dallas, Texas.
Call for Entries:
This year, SchoolArts is recognizing the work of students and teachers from around the country, and we are looking for more art to be featured. Please send images of your work and the work of one of your students, along with
100-word artist’s statements, on a CD to Nancy Walkup, Editor, SchoolArts, 2223 Parkside Drive, Denton, TX 76201.