Hello! My name is Samantha Hoag.

I am teaching art to the 4th and 5th graders at Stony Brook School. Currently I am teaching "Art on the Cart", which means my materials are brought to the homerooms for class.

The goal during the 30 minute class is to present the students with art history/culture, art techniques, principles/elements of art, and how to critique their work and other works of art. All while learning different characteristics of art, I want the students to have fun and think outside the box during my class. I create all my lessons to align with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

5th Grade Color Theory Project

Oil Pastels, Tempera Paint, Watercolor & Colored Pencil

4th Grade Radial Balance Prints

Washable Marker, Styrofoam Plates, Sponge

Classroom Setup: Students sit in groups of four giving them social and collaboration opportunities



This is my 2nd year at Stony Brook and could not be happier! Before I was a teacher, I worked as a graphic designer for a few years. What made me change is my love to work with children and see their unique creativity. So I decided to alter my career and receive my teaching certification.