Pat Benard

Contact Info

(828) 467-7350


Pat Benard


Flexible. Please contact me for arrangements. For special lesson plans, I prefer at least 4 days notice.

Groups I Can Work With

Substitute teaching (Mitchell); Artist’s residencies in schools

Areas of Interest/Specialties

I especially like doing clay projects and making things from recycled materials. I can devise lesson plans based on the curriculum being taught in your class.

Teaching Artist Statement

I like teaching basic things like elements of art, and proportion and perspective, and also exploring new and unusual materials. I like to work in clay, papier mache, found objects, paint and pastel, and collage, and I enjoy introducing students to these materials.

Sample Lesson Plans

2nd Grade – Frog Life Cycle Spinners
3rd Grade – Traditions in 2-D Art

Artist Bio/Resume

Pat received a BFA in studio art from Tulane University, New Orleans. She earned an MFA in ceramic sculpture from Washington State University. She received her Effective Teacher Training certificate from Mayland Community College in 2011. Pat taught art in the New Orleans Public Schools from 1992 to 2005.