Mrs. Kelly Sutherland - Art 1

Phone: 972.947.9443


Degrees and Certifications:

Art Certification to teach K-12th Art Center College of Design, BFA

Mrs. Kelly Sutherland - Art 1

Hi.  My name is Kelly Stribling Sutherland, and I have been teaching 13 years in LEISD as an elementary art teacher at Chavez and now a new teacher at Little Elm High School.  I am excied to be teaching Art 1 this year.   Prior to teaching, I worked as a freelance illustrator for many years.  I worked with clients such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, American Airlines, Scottish Rite Hospital, Nordstroms, Scholastic books and many more.  I still create art including doing animal portraits, portraits, children's books, an Etsy Shop and work for the North Texas Metroplex Choir. 

I am all about the arts.  It is my passion in the classroom and out of the classroom.  I like to teach students art history, art techniques and art expression.  I hope that students will produce work that is enjoyable and challenging for them to create.  I hope to create a positive attitude in class where students will be comfortable experimenting with new ideas and new techniques. I'm excited to be working with the older student. 

At home in Denton, my husband Brian and I like to travel to see our kids.   Our children Robert and Mandi are far from home but near at heart.  Mandi just recently graduated from college and is currently working in New York City. Our son Robert, a graduate of the Naval Academy, is stationed in Rota Spain.  

You may see my prior illustration work and current work at the following website:



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