Mr Furuseth is in his 14th year of teaching here at Northome School! Like last spring, this fall will definitley present some interesting challenges for both students and teachers. Northome school will be using the google classroom platform with our 7-12 students and Seesaw for K-6. Each student in Mr. Furuseth's classes can look for specific information there.
Mr. Furuseth's High school art electives include General Art, Ceramics (S1)/Printmaking (S2), and Outdoor Arts (with an option for an Advanced Outdoor Arts class stacked with Outdoor Arts available to students who have taken the intro course). Mr. Furuseth will also be teaching a highschool PE elective called Mustang Speed and Strength.
K-6 students will have art once a week! 7th and 8th grade students will get art every day for one whole quarter!
Grading in my art classes is largely based on effort. Having said that, there is a lot to learn! Students will receive clear expectations at the start of each project along with specific criteria. These criteria are built on the State Art Standards and are important at each grade level as they lead to a greater understanding and appreciation (as well as proficiency) of and within the world of visual art. While I am aware that most of my students will not be going into the visual arts field as a profession, the overarching lessons that I teach (creativity, open mindedness, giving your best effort) are absolutely applicable in every profession.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! I can be reached via email at or you can call me at the school at 218 897 5275 ext 108. My "Office Hours" (i.e. the best times for students to seek help from me and/or for parents to contact me with any questions) are 8am-8:40, and 3:15-3;45 each day.