Mr. McDowell

Phone: (512) 759-2050


Degrees and Certifications:

-BFA in Studio Art from SMFA,Boston/Tufts University. -Texas Highly Qualified Teacher Certification.

Mr. McDowell

Hello Students and Parents!

I'm Mr. McDowell and teach Art I, II, III at Farley Middle School. I graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University in 2004 with a Bachelors in Studio Art. I worked in Museum Education for 4 years at the MFA, Boston & MFA, Houston where I taught teachers how to bring Art into their core content classrooms. Being around all those teachers must have rubbed off, because that was my next step!

I have been teaching Art for 12 years (10 at the high school level; Art I-IV, AP, Broadcast, and Sports Video Production). This will be my 2nd year teaching middle school art, an I'm wildly excited to be at Farley Middle School!!


We will be:

-Using Google Classrooms starting the 3rd week of school.




-Using a LARGE variety of art materials to complete exercises and projects.

-Participating in Class Art Critique.

-Discussing Artists, Art Movements, and more about the History of Art.




-Art (Duh).

-Teaching (Double duh).

-My dog Wally (Named after the Red Sox Mascot).

-The Boston Red Sox (...and the Astros).

-Music (rock, grunge, experimental, hip-hop, some pop).

-Film (“Cool Hand Luke” is my all time favorite, and Paul Newman is my favorite Actor).

-TV (I have run out of things to watch on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. So recommendations are welcomed).

-Hiking, camping, and anything outdoors (When its not 100 degrees outside).

-Food! (Everything from BBQ to Sushi)

-Spending time with my friends (in Austin) & family (in Houston).

My Life's Philosophy:

"With what I have I can reflect light into the darkest places of this world". - Robert Fulgham

I belive that each of use as a set of inherent talents and skills. It my responsability to honor those talents and skills to make the world around me and as a whole, a better place.