Art with Ms. Frisco

Ms. Jessica Frisco
Office Hours: T&Th  7:45-8:15am
Open Studio: Tuesdays, 3:15-4pm

Every student has the ability to succeed in art class.

In every studio art course we will work on creating a digital art portfolio demonstrating proficiency in the MN Standards in the Visual Arts by experimenting with various media techniques based upon the course.  We will learn about art history connections, famous and contemporary artists, problem solving, critique, artist statements, reflection on process and successes as well as creating and maintaining art exhibits in our school and within our community. I look forward to working with you.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

AVOID These Mistakes!

Here is a LIST of mistakes student artists make.  Try to avoid them!

Constructivist theory states that new knowledge is constructed on the foundation of previous knowledge for the purpose of understanding (Vygotsky, 1968; 1972).

Such recognition of students' lives promotes the kind of social interaction fundamental to the development of cognition (Vygotsky, 1962).

For optimal learning the student must be involved in choosing the nature and content of their learning path (Dewey, 1938; Rogers, 1977; Bandura, 1982; Cobb, 1989).

Students who have control over subject matter, materials, and approach are more responsible for their learning (Cotter, 2002; Flowerday, 2000; Burton, 1991; Thompson, 1995; Andrews, 2001).

Working at appropriate levels of challenge incites intrinsic rewards through achievement (Vygotsky, 1978; Kohn, 1993).