Elementary Art

September 8, 2020

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

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I am so glad most of our students are returning to in person classes at school. For those who have opted to learn remotely, I will be available to help you throughout the day. I will post the best times soon but grades K-2 will be able to participate through SeeSaw and grades 2-6 will be participating through Google Classroom. To the extent possible, the lessons will be the same but the materials may change depending on what materials you have available at home. If you borrowed materials last Spring, please return those which are reusable as soon as possible, especially the needles, scratchboard pens and usable drawing tools.

This Year’s All About Shape & Form!

This year our theme, “It’s All About Shape & Form”. We will explore some of the same projects students always look forward to and several new ones this year focusing on how Shape & Form is used in Art.

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.

Art Supplies

Art supplies are posted on the school’s website. I am asking in-school Art students to always have an Art shirt. The best ones are larger t-shirts an older brother or sister no longer uses. They also should have 1 large glue stick(.77 oz), 1 onegallon size zipper type ziploc bag, and 1 two-pocket folder. For each lesson, students will be given their own set of supplies which will be kept in their own ziploc bag. Only they will use them until the project is done, after which they will be cleaned and disinfected. 

How to Support Our Art Program

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 8 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:  parents must sign up for an Artsonia  account to be able to see their child’s work and have their child’s work visible to others. Only their first name is visible for their safety. This is the best way 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

Donation suggestions for the Art room are different each year. Your help is always appreciated. Please click here for the list of what materials or reusables you can be collecting and donate. As always, I thank you for supporting the Art program here at North Warren.

Art Project #1

A “Choice Board” is already posted in Google Classroom which provides 9  options for self selection. For students at home, I encourage parents to guide their child through the Art process if they need help. It is an opportunity to not only bond with your child but enables them to feel successful and build confidence in their work.

I will post each new project on SeeSaw or Google Classroom about every two weeks. After each project is done, please upload a picture in those applications. This year, projects posted there will be able to be directly uploaded to Artsonia. I will share more about how that works soon. Contact me at ckearney@northwarrencsd.org if you have questions.

Click on the “Classes” tab above to access the page for your child’s grade and additional lessons.

Google Classroom 

This year each student will have access to their lessons through a “Specials” class on either SeeSaw or Google Classroom. The code to join each grade level special’s class will be shared soon. Students who log into their SeeSaw or Google Classroom site will see it. All students will use their Chromebook to ask me questions and can take a picture and upload it when they are ready to “turn it in”.

Any Art uploaded on either SeeSaw or Google Classroom will be visible on the Artsonia online gallery once I approve the Art as long as your parents have an Artsonia account. It will be visible to only me if your parents do not. I will post more on my Help Page soon. BE SURE to upload your picture to the correct assignment. If you are in 3rd grade it would be “3-Art Project #1” or “3-Art Project #2” or I will use names, “3-Miro Drawing”.

Parents with an Artsonia account can still access their child’s work there. Students can also access/upload using the classroom code: XDSM-FPWJ

Art Websites to Explore

Click here to go to a page full of Art websites

Open House 

Open House will be virtual this year. More information to follow.

Artist Spotlight

This year I hope to include some projects highlighting artists such as Alexander Calder, Vincent Van Gogh, Renee Magritte, Dale Chihuly, Joan Miro, Claude Monet and Louise Nevelson.

Thanks to all those who support our program.

Cathy Kearney

Art Teacher