Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of North Texas Certified All-Level Visual Arts
Mrs. Gina Cowan
Gina Cowan is beginning her 25th year as an Art Educator, enjoying the past 13 years at Boerne Middle School North. She is currently Department Chair for Fine Arts & Electives. Mrs. Cowan teaches Art 1, 3, & Yearbook.
A Boerne native and graduate of Boerne High School (Class of '90) she was pleased to return to her hometown after teaching in the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio areas. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in 1996, she has taught in Southlake, Texas (Carroll ISD), Colleyville, Texas (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD), and San Antonio, Texas (Northside ISD). Mrs. Cowan has taught all levels K-12, with the majority of her experience teaching at the middle and high school levels.
In her free time, Mrs. Cowan enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, their 4 adult children, baby grandson and 4 rescue dogs. She enjoys painting, weaving, and gardening.
1st period: Art 1
2nd period: Art 3
3rd period: Yearbook
4th period: Art 3
5th period: Art 1
6th period: Conference
7th period: Art 3
8th period: Art 1
Individual Art Supplies needed for Fall for all Middle School Students
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the concern of keeping students safe, the CDC mandates that supplies may not be shared among students. Our middle school and high school art teachers will require each art student to purchase the following Individual Art Supplies that will stay with each student as they come to class and go home. This ensures that art students will have access to their art supplies if quarantine becomes necessary. As a reminder, our art students are still required to pay their standard BISD Course Catalog fees, which will include more art supplies to complement this list of supplies. The Course Catalog fees materials will be prepared and sanitized by your art teachers and added to their individual art kits in the fall semester. If students already have some of these supplies from other school supply lists, they do not need to purchase duplicate supplies.
All of the below listed items can be found in person and online at Walmart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, Target, Asel Art Supply, and Herweck’s. Some of these retailers also offer discounted bundles which include all drawing elements (pencils, erasers, tortillons, and sharpener).
Sketchbook, any size
Drawing pencils (H, HB, B, 6B)
Drawing erasers (gum eraser, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser)
Tortillon blending stump
Sharpie, black, fine point
Sharpie, black, extra fine point
Aluminum ruler, 12”
$20 fee (stated in course catalog for Middle School)**A container for these items would also be recommended