Miss R.’s ART Newsletter School Year 2015-2016 Volume 1 Email: [email protected] Twitter: twitter.com/@MissRart Website: http://npsartkids.weebly.com/ Art Teacher Introduction Art Advocacy Did you know that art appreciation and art skills can be learned like any other subject? A big misconception is that you are either born being good at art or not. Drawing, painting, and sculpture can be learned like math facts and learning to read. The benefit of art is once the basic skills are learned there can be many ways to create a work of art. Not only can you learn these art skills, but the arts can also teach you many life skills like problem solving, valuing others opinions, a greater sense of pride in oneself, and so many other valuable lessons So the next time you hear someone say I can’t even draw stick people. You can tell them if you really want to you can learn how to draw people or learn how to explore your creative side more! http://www.pbs.org/parents/ed My name is Miss R. and I have been teaching art 5 years. I teach at Jefferson, Woodland Park, Westside, and Bel Air. The students have art once every 2 weeks with Kindergarten being the exception coming to art once a week. I love seeing my student’s personalities come alive in their work. One of my goals is to instill in every child an appreciation for the arts. The arts are a valuable tool in a student’s education. Art teaches skills like problem solving and how to “celebrate multiple perspectives” along with countless other life skills. Art Speaks Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= wBymeUm52pU Art Room Rules: Rule 1-Listen to Your Teacher Rule 2-Follow Directions Quickly Rule 3-Work Quietly Rule 4-Raise Your Hand Rule 5-Make Smart Choices Rule 6-Clean Up After Yourself Consequences: (For each rule) 1. Retraining 2. Seat Change & Retraining 3. Phone Call Home & Retraining 4. Class Time in Office (with phone call home and visiting with principal) & Retraining *Meeting with parents, principal, teachers and student What’s Happening in the Art Room? During the first 2 weeks of school the students have worked hard to review and learn the art room rules, consequences, and safety drills. We have also started exploring all types of media (materials an artist uses to create their work of art) from liquid watercolor to chalk pastels. Students are beginning to learn about artists like Vassily Kandinsky, Keith Haring, Eric Carle, Jackson Pollock, and many more! The students also learn interesting facts about the famous Mona Lisa! It’s going to be a great year!! Keep your eyes peeled for the next Art Newsletter coming soon!!! Please follow us on twitter for a peek at the current projects! And don’t forget to check out the new website with lots more information on the art program!