Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Matthew Sallack
My name is Matthew Gordon Sallack. This is my first year teaching art at McMath Middle School! I hold a BFA in Graphic Design from Texas State University-San Marcos and an MFA in Illustration from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. My love for art goes back to when I was 2 years old, drawing my first illustrations. I am involved with the art scene at Denton including organizing art shows and markets. Organizations I am affiliated with outside of school are: Denton Community Market, The DIME Store, Keep Denton Beautiful, SCRAP Denton, and several others. I also practice art outside the classroom as a freelance illustrator/professional artist. My philosophy for teaching involves teaching students about core art concepts and letting them learn experientially. In my class we will utilize several media both in 2-D and 3-D. My favorite art media are pencil, pen, watercolor, and printmaking!
Distance Learning Activities
Create a sketch of a haunted house with colored pencils (or crayon) using only SECONDARY colors: green, orange, and violet. You can also black and white. Sharpie is optional.
Create a sketch of a dragon using either cool colors (blue, green, violet) or warm colors (red, orange, green). Use pencil and marker. You can also use crayon or colored pencil. Think about things that are cool (ice, snow, snowflakes, snowmen) and things that are warm (fire, the sun, heaters) when you are designing your dragon.