Art at Albemarle Middle School

March 23, 2015

The end of third quarter is almost upon us.  Just a reminder that art students have until March 27th to turn in, make up or redo any art projects from this quarter that they would like to be regraded.

New blog post up at MizzSmiff's Art Room!  Check out our latest oil pastel project.

March 5, 2015

Art progress reports went home today.  Please note that if students have not turned in a project or have received a failing grade, they have the opportunity to make up the work for full credit if the project is turned in prior to March 27th.  Students will also receive 5 extra credit points added to their lowest grade if their progress report is returned, signed by a parent.

If you have not checked out my blog, MizzSmiff's Art Room, click on the tab above for updated information and lots of pictures about what is happening in art at AMS.

October 20, 2014

I am so excited to say that my grant request from Donor's Choose has been approved.  I am hoping to be able to purchase a class set of digital cameras to help promote digital literacy.  If you should feel so inclined, please follow this link to donate to the AMS Art Classsroom.  Use the code SPARK until October 27th. and all donations, up to $100.00 will be doubled.  Thank you in advance for your support!

September 28, 2014

New Blog Post up at MizzSmiff's Art Room!

Our first ART CLUB meeting will be Monday, September 29th. from dismissal until 4:00 pm. in the art room.  Students must have returned their permission slip to me to be able to attend.

Welcome to Art at Albemarle Middle School!  I am excited about art this year!  

We have changed the structure of exploratory classes at AMS.  All Exploratory classes will be on a semester schedule for the year.  For the first time, students in the arts in middle school will be participating in ASW testing this year.  More information on that will be coming.  

I have a blog where I post lots of pictures of what we are doing in class. Check out Mizzsmiff's Art Room 

Art at Albemarle Middle School can also be found on Facebook
Just ask to join the group
I'll be posting lots of pictures of the wonderful work our students are doing, as well as information about Art Club and Artalympics.

Exploratory Schedule for 2014-2015

Block 1

8th Grade

A - 8:00-8:44

B - 8:46-9:30

Block 3

7th Grade

A - 10:20-11:04

B - 11:06-11:50

Block 4

6th Grade

A - 12:30-1:14

B - 1:16-2:00


Supplies that would be helpful (but are not obligatory) for all art students:

Colored Pencils
Handheld pencil sharpeners
glue sticks
Pencil pouch or box to hold supplies
In addition, students may want to have an apron or smock to store in the classroom to wear on 'messy days'


 Every child has the right to expect an education rich in the knowledge of the arts and culture.


A comprehensive Art Education program exposes students to a tangible record of culture and society.  Art Education enables students to become active participants in the creation of that record.


 A comprehensive Arts Education program encourages active learning by providing opportunities for intellectual growth and diverse experiences in heterogeneous classrooms.  The artistic process of seeing, internalizing, interpreting and creating is student driven with teachers as guides.


A comprehensive Arts Education program teaches tolerance for differences, allows for self expression, encourages acceptance of others and celebrates individuality.  The Arts foster an appreciation of the past and promote participation in today's world.




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