Phone: (281) 634-9993
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design Registered Interior Designer #9077, State of Texas Art EC-12 Generalist EC-6
Mrs. Kimberly Bolt
Welcome to George Bush High School Visual Arts program!
I am very passionate about visual arts and the difference the arts make in our lives. According to the late Elliot Eisner, visual arts teaches students that small differences can have large effects, encourage and celebrate multiple perspectives and viewpoints, and teach complex forms of problem-solving where purposes are seldom fixed but change with circumstance and opportunity. Developing creative and divergent thinking as well as problem-solving skills are practiced daily in the art classroom. Students often say that this is “just art”, but in reality, they can learn so much more with an open mindset. In fact, many of the skills and abilities are valued by future employers and educational organizations, such as developing observational and problem-solving skills.
My hope is that my students will find their passion and path forward during their high school years. Not everyone is going to pursue a career in visual arts, but the skills, knowledge, and thinking abilities can be transferred into other areas of the students’ life. It is my honor and great pleasure to work with students in the art classroom to help them develop their full potential. I encourage all students to be engaged in something that inspires them to become the people they going to be.
Prior to my teaching career, I was a Registered Interior Designer for ten years and have worked for several large architectural firms and commercial furniture dealers designing corporate interiors, and have been in facilities management at several large corporations. My design career was put on hold to move Jakarta, Indonesia, for seven years and Stavanger, Norway, for three years. During that time, I enjoyed raising my two sons and volunteering as room mother, Tiger Cub Scout leader, and art room helper! While living abroad I had the opportunity to visit some wonderful museums and historical sites throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. Through these opportunities, I learned many things about different cultures around the world. Experiences from travel continue to influence my artwork and my perspective.
This is my twelvth year teaching visual arts in Fort Bend Independent School District. This is my fifth year teaching at George Bush High School, and I have had the opportunity to work with many of our current students previously at David Crockett Middle School where I taught all levels of art and was the Fine Arts Department chair. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our students and have enjoyed watching them grow into responsible young adults.
My spare time is spent with my wonderful husband, two adult sons, and a large extended family. My hobbies are creating different types of artwork, traveling, taking photographs, Interior Design and scuba diving. These are all experiences that I will pull into the classroom to enhance the learning process.
Period 1: Painting, all levelsPeriod 2: Art IPeriod 3: ConferencePeriod 4: Art IPeriod 5: AP 2D Art and DesignPeriod 6: Drawing, II/IIIPeriod 7: Art I
Teacher Tutorial Schedule
Conference period: 9:20-10:09Tutorials: By appointmentStudents can request another time, but the instructor needs at least 24 hours notice.