Mr Furuseth is in his 13th year of teaching here at Northome School! To put that another way, if you are a senior who went to Northome School as a kindergartener, Mr. Furuseth was your art teacher then too. Wow! Time flis!
This year should be a lot of fun with a bit of a different schedule. High school art electives include General Art, 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 and team teaching a woods class with Mr. Hanson.
Mr. Furuseth will also be teaching K-6 art classes that meet one time a week and 7th and 8th grade art that meet 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 during my Prep (see my schedule), 8am-8:25, and 3:00-345 each day.