Tri-City United Public Schools 101 2nd St. NE, Montgomery, MN 56069 (507) 364-8100
Tony Barnack
Teacher Contact Information:
Mr. Barnack
507-364-8145  e-mail

“Art is idea. It is not enough to
draw, paint, and sculpt. An
artist should be able to think.”
Gurdon Woods


My job is to teach students to perceive, analyze, and make informed judgments about art. My first goal as an art educator is to teach 'visual literacy'. In order to understand the 'language of art’, students must learn the basic elements of art and the principles of design to allow them to see art with a critical eye.

Students must be provided with a sequential development of studio skills, and the skills for both creating and evaluating art work. Students must also be exposed to the social and historical contexts in which art is created in order to appreciate the significance of that particular work of art.


Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Major: Bachelor of Science in Art Education (K-12)
Minor: Athletic Coaching


Art Teacher, Tri-City United, September 2012 to Present (Grades 9-12)
Art Teacher, Montgomery-Lonsdale, September 2002 to 2012 (Grades 5-12)
Art Teacher, Glenville-Emmons, March 1997 to June 2002 (Grades K-8)
Computer Teacher, Glenville-Emmons, March 1997 to to June 2002 (Grades K-8)
Computer Coordinator, Glenville-Emmons, March 1997 to June 2002 (Emmons Site)
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