North Augusta Elementary School unveils 'Buddy Bench'

Jalen Blow, art teacher Karen Thompson, guidance counselor Jean Taylor and Kavon Barnes helped make a "Buddy Bench" for children who need a friend at recess.

Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

High school students create labyrinth behind church

...Georgia, on Dec. 7.Seeking to turn the space into something the whole community could use, the church turned to art teacher Stan Dodson and the Burke County High School Art Club to complete the project."We were in the midst of redesigning...

Marietta Hicklin

...She became a member of Restoration Christian Fellowship of Augusta in 2005. Marietta was a boisterous person, stern art teacher and good artist. She was known for being kind hearted, a caretaker, money saver and a giving person. She enjoyed...

The Face of Love

Now Playing Synopsis: Five years after her husband's death, devastated widow Nikki (Annette Bening) is still mourning her loss when she falls for handsome art teacher Tom (Ed Harris), who's the spitting image of her late spouse. Meanwhile, as Nikki grows increasingly delusional in her attempt to pick up the marriage where it left off when her husband died, Tom strives to unlock the mystery of her tragic loss. Robin Williams co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Jess Weixler, Amy Brenneman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Teacher charged with beating husband's mistress

A longtime Columbia County art teacher will not face workplace discipline after a recent arrest in connection with an attack on a woman she said was her husband's mistress...

Heading down the wrong path

...newly minted workers be if they don't like the jobs they were trained for?One person we know, for example, is an art teacher at a Richmond County school. In college she majored in music. When she was in eighth grade, she wanted to be a veterinarian...

School leaders at Jenkins White hope innovation leads to academic growth

...Augusta or past Gordon Highway."With the arts infusion, she hopes to take students to the Atlanta Ballet or a museum.Art teacher Jennifer McDaniel, whose classroom is decorated with vocabulary words and Van Gogh sketches, said the art integration...

Art teacher puts passion into print

JOHNSTON, S.C. - Johnston Elementary School art teacher Donna Black always has loved art and children's books...in art education. She was Saluda Elementary's first art teacher. "I loved being around paint," she said. "When...

Art teacher charged with kissing 2 pupils

AIKEN - An Aiken private school and Richmond County art teacher is facing charges related to the alleged kissing of two female pupils during private tutoring sessions, authorities say. Joel...