I am beyond excited to start my 4th year of teaching art at Elkhart Middle School! EMS is truly a fantastic school and I am blessed with such amazing students. I love being a part of the student's and parent's lives!
I am a fellow Elkhart Alumni and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a major in Art Education. I have been creating art since I began to take art classes in high school and absolutely love it! I recently got married to my wonderful husband, Andrew. We have three pets: our pitbull mix, Kash and two cats Mia & Foxie.
There are two art classes being offered this year: Art 1 and Art 2/3
Art 1 - I consider this class to be the "building blocks" to art. My primary goal for this class is to teach the students the basics of drawing, art appreciation and to teach them as many different media (material used for creating art) as possible, such as: pencil, paint, printmaking, clay, pen & ink, etc. The students will create a sketchbook at the beginning of the year and are required to do a weekly drawing for a grade. The sketchbook is similar to a journal and allows me and the students to see their weekly progress of their drawing skills.
Art 2/3 - The students will utilize the knowledge and skills they acquired in Art 1 to better help them be successful in Art 2/3. With the primary goals being very similar to that of Art 1, we extend our focus to a more in depth approach to creating art and begin to help the students establish their artistic style and finding their "voice" in art. The students also keep a sketchbook in Art 2/3, just like they did in Art 1. Once again, we do a weekly drawing for a grade, but we are able to learn more advanced skills.
Mark your calendars!
The Fourth Annual EMS Art Show will be on May 2nd! All students will have at least one (or two) artworks in the show. It is an amazing event to physically see all of the hard work of the art students displayed in one room.
Link to NJAHS page: http://tinyurl.com/elkhartNJAHS