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Visual Arts

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.

Mr. Quinn

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

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.


Mr. Quinn, the arts teacher, helping out two of his students at The Webb School.
Mr. Quinn, the arts teacher at The Webb School, helping out his students.
Students from The Webb School working with Mr. Quinn, the arts teacher.
Three students and their teacher working on improving their drawing skills.
Students learning how to draw self-portraits The Webb School.
A Webb School student being shown how to improve their drawing skills.
Three students getting a drawing lesson from their teacher at The Webb School.
Two students working with their teacher in the Arts class at The Webb School.
A student painting and drawing at The Webb School.
A Webb School teacher showing a student how to improve their art at The Webb School.
Two students working in their art class at The Webb School.
A student painting in her art class at The Webb School.
A student painting a portrait at The Webb School
A girl working on her pottery skills at The Webb School.
A student learning how to work with clay and pottery at The Webb School.
A teacher at The Webb School teaching a student how to work with pottery.
A pottery teacher showing a student how to work with pottery at The Webb School.
A Webb School teacher showing a student how to improve their drawing skills.
A girl painting a portrait as part of her art classes at The Webb School.