Average 4.88 based on 25 teacher ratings
Terry Calas is a Visual Arts teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School located in New Orleans, Louisiana and part of Orleans Parish School District. Terry Calas' 25 teacher ratings contributes to Benjamin Franklin High School's ranking of 27 in Louisiana. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Benjamin Franklin High School is 4.09 stars.
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I literally have never had a better teacher. This man has inspired me to change my college major and motivated me to become the most knowledgable and bougie person. Take his class if you want to feel like you are better than everyone. Every time he talks I just wish I could write it down. He's hilarious, kind, and truly cares about all of his students. I want to be his best friend.

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Mr. Calas is a formally trained artist, with paintings held in museums and private collections, and also managing editor of the New Orleans Art Review. My classroom experience was like something out of an Old World atelier, if you can picture it, classic. And Mr. Calas is a supportive and competent instructor -- although, it was certainly his even-keeled disposition and dry humor that made the classroom experience as memorable as it has been. I'm a former student and current mother of one.

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Mr. Calas is the perfect art teacher.

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Amazing. Can tell you how to make any color just by looking at it. One of the best teachers I had during my time at Franklin.

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I had a lot of great teachers at Franklin, but Mr. Calas probably had the biggest impact on my life. He was a phenomenal art teacher, but that was only part of it- he also gave me some really helpful advice that helped guide my choices in college and beyond. What's more, when I visited the school over a decade later, he still remembered me. Mr Calas is one of those teachers that not only knows their subject deeply, but also genuinely cares about their students.

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So knowledgable and chill! Supports creativity and is very helpful.

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Love this man! He is so calm and knowledgeable, gets along with everyone greatly- there is nothing bad to say about him!

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Mr Calas is definitely the most inspiring teacher I have had in my high school career. I wouldn't have wanted to become an artist without his guidance. I went from barely being able to draw a lemon to making full scale oil paintings that sell for money. Amazing teacher, so glad I have him as a teacher. I don't know where I would be without Mr Calas.

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Great teacher, not uptight at all. He teaches very well and supports our creativity. He is helpful and very knowledgable.

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Greatest teacher ever. Fun, nice, and I can feel myself actually learning new things and techniques.

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I love him, seriously

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will help you if you want to be helped. a good person just to talk to also.

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Mr Calais has been very helpful through all of the projects he gave us. He lets students be a creative as possible.

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The coolest teacher ever.

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Mr. Calas... is the best teacher ever! seriously.

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Very inspiring teacher and easy to talk to.

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an inspiring teacher who leads by his example

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great teacher who helped develope my art skill

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mr. calas whether he knew it or not inspired me to change my major to art

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Incredibly erudite and was encouraging if you appealed to his sensibilities

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I actually improved although I'll never be an artist!

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Though in TAV, he was always there for me with advice and taught me how to paint

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My artistic abilities doubled after just one year in his class.

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Good teacher.

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Very intelligent, well-read, great teacher

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helped me alot- nudged me in the right direction

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