Pickard, Deborah


Middle School/High School Art

Moderator: National Art Honor Society

Email: dpickard@sjcatholicschool.org


BS from Lander University

Exchange student at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England; studied fashion design

National Art Education Association

Previous Work Experience:
Southside Christian School K5-8th Grade Art Teacher, 2000-2003

Upstate Co-op Middle School Art Teacher, 2003-2004

Private lessons 2003-present – 6th grade – ADULTS!!

I began teaching in: 2000
I began at SJCS in: 2006

Reading, walking, college football, and art, of course! I really like working on commission pieces, hearing what the client envisions and making it come to reality.

Favorite Quotes:
“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” Sydney Gurewitz Clemens, Art is not a side-line subject.

“Identity formation is critical because everything else that follows in your child’s life hinges on the successful completion of this process. In short, knowing who you are is the key to all else that is good in life.” p.188 “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving your kid without losing your mind” by Michael J. Bradley, Ed. D.

Ephesians 2: 4-7 “But God, being rich in mercy, because OF HIS GREAT LOVE with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace and kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name be the glory because of Your loving kindness, because of Your truth.” Ps. 115:1

Favorite Links:
Art Supplies

Interesting fact I would like to tell SJCS parents & students:
I am a working artist as well as an art teacher. Contact me for murals, watercolor, acrylic, batik, mixed media, pastels, one-of-a-kind painted pillows.


Department Tag(s): Fine Arts