Phone: 251.679.9405


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Art

Mr. Larry Burgess

I grew up in Louisiana.  After graduating high school, I attended University of Mobile where I had the amazing opportunity to play basketball.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from UM.  Teaching Art to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Saraland Middle School since 2010 has certainly been my dream job. As well as teaching Art, I coach the SMS boys basketball team.

In my spare time, I enjoy all types of fishing, attending sporting events, and spending time with my wife and 2 boys. 


  • WELCOME TO THE 2019-20 YEAR!!!
    Here is a small list of items we will need for class
    • Lots and Lots of #2 Pencils 
    • Sketchbook
    • Color Pencils and Markers
    • Folder for storing artwork
    • Ruler (Flexible)
    • Eraser
    • Scissors
    • Protractors
    this is a general list of the everyday items we will use the most.  

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  • 6th - 8th grade Syllabus
    This is a Visual Arts class, students will complete individual works of art based on principles and elements of art learned in class.  Students will be introduced to art history through the ages and incorporate this knowledge into class projects.
    Grading: Grading will be drawn from 2 main categories: weekly homework assignments and projects that are completed through the week. There will also be DOD grades (Drawings of the day) entered weekly.
    Grading on Assignments: These grades will be graded on the rubrics discussed before the project.  Depending on the subject or lesson we are working on, there will be clear guidelines on the projects details.
    Homework Assignments: Each week there will be a series of homework assignments that students are to complete before Friday's class.  I will grade them on Fridays.  These drawings are  homework assignments that shouldn't take long to complete, but yet still gives the student opportunities to continue to gain better drawing skills.
    DOD's (Drawings of the Day): These are daily grades on student's participation on the projects we work on in class, as well as having their materials to complete these projects. Failure to bring their sketchbooks to class is a result of non participation.

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