• Mr. Mayfield
    Art I, II, III, IV
    Art II Photography
    AP Studio Art
    Mr. Mayfield
    This is a picture of me, Mr. Mayfield, Art Director Room 153
    making a vase
    Playing in the mud...
    Here are some examples of my recent work...
    Self Portrait
    Fall '09
    Self Portrait
    Fall '09
    Spring '10
    ...from my undergrad portfolio
    Group sculpture outside MSU.  I worked on this my Freshman year in college
    One of the better class examples I've turned out

     nelson cruz
    I worked on this one during the playoffs, 2011.
      In the beginning Art I classes, I try to introduce my students to the elements of art and principles of design first. I believe that 'good' art is directly related to a well defined understanding of these elements.
         I am a big believer that the ability to draw well is not the only contributing factor in being a successful artist. I see many students who feel discouraged by their inability to draw a photo-real picture. Although I do believe drawing is the basis from which we work, it is not the only defining factor of an artist.  I think that art also is beneficial in that the process of making it is important to the students. 
         I also try to introduce my students to a different media. One can only do so much pencil drawing before becoming quite bored with it.  I believe an artist skillfully creates art in several media.
    We also have experimented with all elements of art.  We started with contour drawings and blind contour drawings.  We worked on composition skills using magazines to make collages.  We have made prints out of cardboard and more recently out of rubber blocks.  We tried our hands at dealing with art with a 3-D medium when we made masks from paper mache and plaster.  We also experimented with wood carving. 
         I have tried to give the students a wide range of exposure to different ways to express themselves by experimenting with several different ways to visually convey a message.  I believe art gives a student the freedom to speak their mind in a non-verbal, creative way.


    In the AP classes we will be more focused on producing a body of work for submission to the college board.  It is a more student-driven class in that the ideas are developed by the students with guidance from me.
    Here are some examples of Art I work from Fall of 2008 Semester
    Reeka Perez
    Reeka Perez-scratchboard
    Sydney Leyva
    Sydney Leyva's Mask
    7th Period Class Project
    7th Period Class Project Spring '09
    Rene Rodriguez
    Rene Rodriguez  "Dice K"
    Fall 2009 student work...

    Rene Rodriguez
    Taylor Roberts
    I like pancakes
    Maggie Veigl
    Savannah Baron
    kissing at school
    'Dream Girl'

    Fall 2010 student work...
    Victor Jimenez
    Ghislaine B.
    Abi Dagher
    Abi Dagher
    Davaon Davis