Welcome Back Cougars

Sept. 19, 2016

WELCOME-Art is happening already. We spent the first week getting into our routine. We went over the rules and our theme, “Art is in You, Let it Out”. I believe each child has the potential to create beautiful art work. I want to provide positive experiences so children learn to love and be proud of the art they create. If you ever have a concern, please make an appointment to see me. I want your child to love being here at Art.

OPEN HOUSE was packed in the Art room with over 80 students dropping in to say hello. We made quilt squares using primary and secondary colors. Each grade did a little different geometric design. They looked wonderful. Children received a sticker and were challenged to find their art work in the hall and stick it to it. Thirty-seven students were able to do this. They will receive a piece of candy when I return their quilt square.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT-Our first major project is learning about the artist, Romero Britto. Each student grades 1-6 will observe his paintings and then create a stylized picture of their name or a word in his style. I will post a few on my blog on the school’s website and link you to Artsonia as they are finished.

SUPPORT- Parents, you can support our art program in two ways:

First, use your PriceChopper AdvantEdge card and ask at your local store to have North Warren be your designated school. Our school code is 16317.  The Tools for Schools program donates money to our school each April to be used for Art supplies.

Second, visit our Artsonia site. I have displayed student’s art work on Artsonia, an online gallery for over 3 years now. Parents say they love showing relatives their children’s art and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. You can purchase items with your child’s art on them to support our program. I intend to continue posting our art work so parents that don’t get the chance to visit and see our hallway displays can see the great work our students are doing. NOTE: This year parents must sign up for an Artsonia account to be able to see their child’s work. This is the best way for Artsonia has to meet the requirements of different states regarding privacy & Internet access. If you have already signed up, thank you, and your child’s work is already visible.Artsonia will email you when new art has been posted so you don’t miss anything!

DONATION suggestions for the Art room are different than last year. Your help is always appreciated. Please click here for the list.

Thanks to all those who came to see where your child loves to create beautiful art.

Cathy Kearney

Art Teacher