Phone: 571-252-2820


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Art MIS Interdisciplinary Education

Mrs. Basinger

Colleen Basinger  earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Art and a minor in Art History from James Madison University and her Master's in Independent Studies in Art from Virginia Commonwealth University.  This is her 28th year of teaching! She is currently the 7th and 8th Grade Art Teacher at Harper Park Middle School and serves as the Department Leader.   Prior to working at HPMS, she taught high school art in Fairfax County.  Colleen is a working artist who occasionally exhibits her art in Middleburg, Virginia. She enjoys being  active outside with her family, hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, and going to the beach.  She also enjoys reading and creating all types of art!
All lessons can be found in Schoology.  All projects need to be turned into Schoology so they can be graded with a rubric.  Art lessons have many steps involved to reach a final product and it usually takes about 2-3 weeks to complete them fully.  Sometimes there will be a 'homework' to take a reference photograph at home.  Please check Parentvue for your student's progress as they go through the steps.  Students are always welcome to come to Art during their Resource time if they are behind or need extra help.
Last Modified on August 27, 2021