Visual Art K-12


New York State learning Standards for the Arts, Visual Arts Standards

NYS Learning Standards for the Visual Arts.docx

Welcome to the Bridgehampton School Visual Arts Page!

My name is Robin Gianis and I am the Art teacher here at Bridgehampton School for grades K,1,2,3, and 6-12. The 2017-18 school year will be my 17th year at Bridgehampton if you include my student teaching with Kathleen McLaughlin, our former Art teacher.

As you might imagine, I love to draw and paint, but my favorite type of Art is helping students to become more creative! My personal favorite medium to work in is Ceramics.

This year in art, your student will be doing all sorts of amazing things. We’ll learn about color theory, drawing techniques and basic construction. We’ll also look at some of the most famous art and architecture known to man and learn basic weaving skills. Throughout the year I’ll be pulling in math, language arts and social studies connections for some added cross-curricular learning. It is my goal that all students will leave art with a strong proficiency to solve problems creatively, a highly sought after skill in today’s world.

The Class Rules and Expectations are the same for all ages. You may read them here and below. They are also posted on our art room walls. Please review and talk about them with your children.

1. Be Responsible for yourself. Be in your seat on time, have your materials ready, begin work promptly and stay on track throughout each class period.

2. Be Respectful of other students and the adults in the room. Enter and exit the room quietly, follow directions and ask permission. Respect the art materials and classroom space. Always use them safely and appropriately

3. Be Safe with the way you move around the room and handle materials and equipment

4. Try to Think Like an Artist- Push yourself to explore, make choices, use your imagination , learn to pose meaningful questions, discover your interests, pursue challenging problems, and work collaboratively in the unknown territory of artistic creation.

If students are having significant trouble following the expectations, I will be sure to let you know so that we can work on a solution together.


Contact :

rgianis@bridgehampton.k12.ny.us

631-537-0271, extension 1354

Extra help every Wednesday afternoon until 3:30 pm, or by appointment in Room 23.

For Scope and Sequence, please see page under Elementary and Secondary headings.




Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

The Arts teach, adapted from Eisner.pdf

Art Class Rules/Expectations

The Class Rules and Expectations are below. They are also posted in my classroom. Please review and talk about them with your students.

1. Be Responsible for yourself. Be in your seat on time, have your materials ready, begin work promptly and stay on track throughout each class period.

2. Be Respectful of other students and the adults in the room. Enter and exit the room quietly, follow directions and ask permission. Respect the art materials and classroom space. Always use them safely and appropriately

3. Be Safe with the way you move around the room and handle materials and equipment

4. Try to Think Like an Artist- Push yourself to explore, make choices, use your imagination , learn to pose meaningful questions, discover your interests, pursue challenging problems, and work collaboratively in the unknown territory of artistic creation.

If students are having significant trouble following the expectations, I will be sure to let you know so that we can work on a solution together.



Assignments Calendar - all assignments are currently posted on our Powerschool Website.

The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci