Welcome

My name is Astra Patterson and I have been teaching art and computer graphics at Benson for 20 plus years.  I believe that Benson is one of the best high schools in the State of Nebraska.  The students here are talented, generous, and very friendly.  We are a "family" through and through.  The students in the Art Department are known for "bringing home the gold" in art competitions and continue this trend of excellence year after year.  The entire art staff is dedicated, hard-working and skilled in various art media.

Benson High is very proud to have the only Graphic Design Academy at the high school level in the State of Nebraska.  This is a four-year program dedicated to preparing students for possible careers in the graphic design industry.  We have just updated our iMac lab in the art room to include state of the art computers and software.  Check out the link to our flyer showing student work examples and explaining the program in more detail.

I personally like to do pastel portraits and have completed many for family and friends.  I also do commission work of most subjects.   I have included a gallery showing some of my recent personal work. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our department or programs.

Staff Schedule

A Day B Day
1st Block Team Plan
1st Block
Art 1-2
2nd Block
Art 3-4
2nd Block
Art 3-4, 5-6
3rd Block
Advisement
3rd Block
Advisement
4th Block
Art 5-6, Art 7-8, AP Studio Art
4th Block
Art 3-4
5th Block
Art 1-2, 5-6
5th Block
Art 1-2

Mrs. Patterson

Contact Info

Astra Patterson
Art Instructor

astra.patterson@ops.org
402.557.3067