Mark Nass  —  Art    |    507-776-2111 x3971

Hello and welcome to my web page.  My name is Mark Nass and I am excited to be teaching art at Truman Public Schools.  I hope you will take the time to view some of the art works in the galleries.  Students have done some amazing things.

I grew up in Milwaukee WI and attended college at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee Ill (just southwest of Chicago).  There I achieved degrees in 2 dimensional art, 3 dimensional art, and general education.  I supplemented my studies with minor degrees in Business Education and German.

I received my masters degree in year 2000 from Winona State University and a degree in school administration from Saint Mary's University in 2014.  

I first taught Business Education in Marathon City, WI for 1 year; but always knew my passion was art.   I moved to Chatfield MN where I taught both art and business. In a short time, the art program grew to full time and even became necessary to hire another full time instructor.  In 2001 I began teaching art in Windom MN where I currently reside.  After many years in education, and becoming Principal in Truman MN, I retired in 2018.   However, the need for an art instructor brought me back into the classroom where I am thrilled to be working closely with students once again to help them achieve their highest potential in art creativity.  Be sure and check out the galleries below to see works from many of our talented students.

During my time of teaching, I took on many extra duties such as Prom Advisor, Student Council, Homecoming.  

When I am not in  my classroom, I enjoy motorcycle riding, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, singing, and playing the organ. 


UPDATES for 2021 / 2022 School Year:

1.  This year I am also directing the Junior and Senior High Choirs.  The choir has come a long way and is sounding awesome!  They put on an excellent Christmas concert and just recently performed their Spring Concert.     

THIRD TRIMESTER SCHEDULE       Beginning on March 15, 2022

8:15 - 8:22                   8th Grade Homeroom Supervision
8:25 - 9:22                   Choir
9:25 - 10:22                 Ceramics
10:25 - 11:22               Elementary Art
11:25 - 12:22               Prep
12:22 - 1:05                 Lunch (Detention Supervision)
1:08 - 2:06                   8th Grade Art
2:10 - 3:10                   Art Appreciation

Should you have any questions that I can assist you with, please email me at:

Elementary Resources

Painting Class         (Updated March 1, 2021)
8th Grade POP Art     (Updated March 2, 2021)
Stained Glass Creations        (Updated Dec 2, 2021)
Art Show Winners        (Updated May 23, 2022)

Choir Concerts

Painting Class         (Updated March 1, 2021)