Welcome Back Cougars

Sept. 19, 2017

WELCOME-Art is happening already. We spent the first week getting into our routine. We went over the rules and our theme, “Let Your HeART Shine”. 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 many students dropping in to say hello. Before we left for the summer, each grade designed a special Flip Flop that was on the main bulletin board outside the cafeteria. They looked wonderful. Children were challenged to find their pair.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT-Our first major project is learning about the artist, James Rizzi. Each student grades 2-6 observed his style of artwork. Grade 2 made a picture of Rizzi style birds. Grade 3 painted Rizzi self portraits. Grade 4 colored flying disks in James Rizzi style. Grade 5 created 3D buildings that looked like ones Rizzi designed. Grade 6 colored Rizzi style cloth baskets.

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 4 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: Starting last year parents had to 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! If you have not signed up, you may view the art of students whose parents have signed up.

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 support our program.

Cathy Kearney

Art Teacher