• The J.L. Simpson Art Room




    Welcome to the J.L. Simpson Middle School Art Department!


    We are excited to be working with you this year and look forward to getting to know you.

    Our goal is to make you think, create, present, think some more, edit, observe, collaborate, and critique. Art is a fluid subject where no two students come up with the same solution. We are always amazed at the many creative responses we get from our students.The Art Department provides a respectful environment where students feel comfortable experimenting with different ideas and investigating new solutions.


    The projects in our art courses:

    Follow the Loudoun County Public School Art Curriculum and SOL's.

    Incorporate the 8 Studio Habits of Mind dispositions.

    Provide various experiences while using a variety of art materials.

    Encourage students to become diverse thinkers.

    Develop critical thinking and observational skills.


    Parents- Please spend some time with your child reviewing the different links on this site to get a look inside how the art department works. We've reviewed policies, projects, grading, expectations, and more to put together the best creative environment for all our students.

     Please email us with any questions or concerns.


     Ms. V. Curtis-Meyding:  6th & 8th Grade Art/3D Design: victoria.meyding@lcps.org


     Ms. P. Barry:  6th & 7th Grade: penny.barry@lcps.org


     Mr. R. McGuinn:  6th, 7th, 8th Grade Art/3D Design: roger.mcguinn@lcps.org


    Special Note for Parents

    Please feel free to send in an old shirt that your child can keep in their locker or in the art room. We use materials in art class that will stain clothing!

    Donations Gladly Accepted 

    If you’re looking to get rid of any of the following items, please consider donating them to the Art Studio:empty plastic containers (yogurt, sour cream, etc.), wrapping paper, ribbon, fabric scraps, buttons, stickers, old magazines, bubble wrap, wire, shoe laces, string, tape of any kind, other items you think might be of interest for creative students! Also, we are asking that the students each bring in several #2 pencils, a box of tissues, and two fine point black Sharpies!


    We look forward to creating with your children!                                                                                                                         

    Art Department at JL Simpson Middle School