Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain
an artist once we grow up.
— Pablo Picasso
You are a unique creation - a masterpiece just the way you are. Use what is unique about yourself to create art that is uniquely YOU, and therefore a masterpiece too.
— Ms. Stitz
My goal as an elementary art teacher is to give students a greater understanding of themselves, others and the world around them through the prism of artistic expression and appreciation. I hope to take the students on a journey across time and around the world, acting as their guide to art history and art appreciation, as well astheir instructor of art techniques and material usage. I expect to learn as much from them as I hope they learn from me.
No two people can completely agree on what art is, much less what work is worthy of being deemed “art,” or which artists are considered of extraordinary talent. Evaluating art is often very subjective. Grades therefore will not be given for individual art projects.Instead, students will be evaluated cumulatively at the end of each trimester in each of the following categories, on a scale of 1-4 (1 being the lowest and 4 the highest)
1. Preparation: Readiness to work, with basic supplies on hand so very little time is wasted
2. Effort: Working to the best of his / her ability; attention to detail; willingness to work for the full duration of the period; showing creative or original thinking; willingness to try something new or doing something you are not neccesarily good at doing; completion or near completion of projects
3. Behavior: Respect for the teacher and fellow students; not being disruptive or distracted; not talking too much instead of concentrating on the work; listening and following directions; williness to help others when needed
4. Engagement: Participates in group discussions, asks questions, shows interest in art in and outside of the classroom
Final letter grades will be determined based on the average point total achieved from the criteria mentioned above.
Final letter grades are as follows:
S - Satifactory
I - Improvement needed
Supplies: A notice will be posted in advance on this page and students will be informed if they need to bring in any additional supplies for a particular project.
ARTWORK FROM TRIMESTER 1