• rsm


    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." -Pablo Picasso


    Calder style wire portrait of Mr. McWherter by DAHS art alumnus Tim Flack '01.


    Contact info:

    H419 High School Artroom

    Richard S. McWherter

    Visual Arts Instructor,

    Department Chair

    Derry Area High School

    988 N. Chestnut St. Ext.

    Derry, PA 15627

    Phone: 724-694-2780

    Fax: 724-694-1482

    Email: rmcwherter@dasd.us

    Current teaching assignments: Basic Design, Intro to Crafts, Ceramics, Drawing, Sculpture, 3D Animation Studio, Painting and Digital Fantasy Painting. Additional activities include: Art Club adviser, Derry Area School District Foundation board member, Coordinator -Heroes of Imaginations Project, Adjunct Faculty -Seton Hill University Art Program, and Cooperating Teacher for Student Teachers -Seton Hill University and Indiana University Of Pennsylvania as well as the former Art Department Chair at Derry Area School District Visual Arts Department,


    Richard S. McWherter

    Bachelor of Fine Arts,

    Seton Hill College/University, Greensburg, PA

    Major -Studio Arts -Photography, Minor -Art Education K-12



    As an educator, McWherter is dedicated to the continued artistic growth of all learners, and since 1996 he has been the Visual Arts Instructor at the high school in his hometown in Western Pennsylvania. It is his belief that creative thinking and inventive problem solving skills are extremely important to both individuals and society as a whole.


    Since 1973, Richard McWherter’s activities have included the learning, creating, exhibiting and teaching of photography as a Visual Art. He continues to promote the art of photography by exchanging views and resources with students, artists, photographers and enthusiasts around the world through various non-profit organizations, as well as the Internet. His artwork has appeared in several regional publications and has also been reproduced in national magazines for fine art photography. He has received both national and international awards for his work. In May of 2007 he was named Arts Educator of the Year by the Greensburg Area Cultural Council and the Westmoreland Cultural Trust. Click here to see a select listing of some of his awards. To view a complete resume, please click here. Currently he is represented by Walkwood Publishing, his entrepreneurial online gallery. To view his fine art photography, please click here.



    Visual Arts Department Derry Area High School


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