James Kitchen

Phone: (937) 667-8448 Ext. 2780


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Art Education Bowling Green State University M.Ed. in Administration Lamar University

James Kitchen

Teaching students hands on skills has been my passion for the last 20 years.  I had an interest in art at an early age and spent most of my free time creating images through drawing and painting.  While in school I kept creating art while balancing a variety of sports and activities.  I continued my love for art and athletics at Bowling Green State University.  I was a member of the football team, majored in art education, and minored in art history.  I really enjoyed developing art three dimensionally so I selected Sculpture as my concentration. Growing up in a small town I had the pleasure of working with a variety of tools, learning construction techniques, fixing a variety of broken machines, and developing problem solving skills.  Sculpting was a great fit for me.  Some of my favorite materials to work with are wood, concrete, metal, and clay.  Toward the end of my college career I was fortunate to have the opportunity to student teach in Brazil and apprentice with a sculptor in Lithuania.  

I began my teaching career coaching football and teaching art to middle school students in Ohio.  After a few years my wife and I moved to Texas and I began teaching art at the high school level.  Art courses I've taught include Art 1, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Black & White Photography, Digital Photography, AP Drawing, AP 2D Art, AP 3D Art, and AP Art History.  I have served on a variety of committees including technology and curriculum, was a mentor teacher to students and student teachers, and a club advisor.  I served on a committee for one of the top ranking arts festivals in the country, started three nonprofit charities, and served as a department chair for an art department that included 7 art teachers and over 500 art students.  In 2014 we returned to Ohio.  We are thankful to be closer to family and friends and raise our children near them.

I am very excited to begin my 3rd year at Tippecanoe High School! I will teach Homebuilding I & Homebuilding II each semester.  This fall we will continue working on the 2nd Tipp tiny House and start working on the 3rd Tipp Tiny House.  I look forward to working with students and helping them reach their goals!

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Last Modified on August 14, 2018