Phone: attendance # 728-2400 ext. 3097


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Fine Arts Associates Web Design and Development Teaching Certificate Art k_12

Mr. Clausen


I am Mr. Clausen, I was raised in Missoula, MT and love spending as much time as possible hiking, biking and camping with my family.  I attendend Cold Springs Elementary and then transferred to Meadow Hill Middle School.  After that I was supposed to finish my public education at Sentinel High School, instead I went to Frenchtown High School where my father was a teacher.  It was a blast meeting new friends and keeping my current friends in town. High School was where I solidified my passion for Art that carried me into the UofM where I earned my Bachelors in Fine Arts.  After I finished my degree I moved to Portland, OR where I became a full time artist and began pursuing digital art.  I went back to school and earned my Associates in Web Design and Development and then began creating websites freelance.  I actually enjoyed spending a majority of my time working with the artistic side of programming and teaching others, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go back to school and become an Art teacher.  I returned to the UofM and acheived my teaching certificate in K-12 Art.  I had just finished my student teaching when Covid showed up and turned everything upside down, like everyone else, we stayed home and were safe.  My family and I moved back to Portland late this summer and got settled just as the Oregon Wildfires were approaching the city and we were on evacution status for a week. Crazy Times!  The good news was, that as soon as we moved to Portland, I was hired as the Fine Arts Teacher for the Missoula Online Academy.  I am pleased to be able to stay connected with my hometown through this pandemic and to help students that are learning via online to get the best Art instruction possible. 

My Daily Schedule:

Green Day

P1 Intro to Art 10-11:30am

P2 Graphic Illustration 12:15-1:45pm

P3 Intro to Art 1:55-3:25pm

White Day

P3 Graphic Illustration 10-11:30am

P4 Intro to Art 12:15-1:45pm

P5 Graphic Illustration 1:55-3:25pm

Office Hours

M-F 3:30-4pm