Working in the beautifully designed Lundin Fine Arts Center, aspiring artists receive the training and recognition they need at Webb. Students can study pottery, drawing, painting, design, printmaking, sculpture and videography with the school's master teachers. Student work is highlighted both during the school's annual Fine Arts Week and throughout the year in the Center's art gallery.
There are three levels of art classes available for students with Advance Art, which focuses on the development of a portfolio, serving the needs of the most dedicated artists. Mike Quinn and Michael Stem teach in the art program.
A recipient of the school's David Newton McQuiddy Award for Excellence in Teaching, Mr. Quinn's professional experience extends from local Emmy award-winning set and puppet design to operating his own clay studio, the Dinosaur Dirt Farm. His background in biology, travels abroad and interest in philosophy influence his approach to instruction.
Mr. Quinn teaches Art I, Art II, Advanced Art, AP Studio, and Art Appreciation. (Some may even remember him as P.T. Pickens on the PBS programs "Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose" and “Music Funfactory”.)
Michael Stem attended Middle Tennessee State University where he earned his BFA in ceramics and printmaking. Working with artists such as Wayne White, Matthew Hopson-Walker and Brandon Sanderson, Michael gained a wide range of printmaking influence and a passion for the process. Michael also served as an aid to Sensei Masakazu Kusakabe in the construction of MTSU’s eco-friendly smokeless kiln.
His need to create, coupled with a desire to inspire young artists, lead him to join the Webb family in the fall of 2018 to serve as the Middle School Art Instructor.