Art with Mrs. Reed

About Mrs. Reed

I have been teaching Elementary Art for 13 years with most of my teaching experience taking place in Waterbury. I also have experience teaching in Avon, West Hartford and Tolland. I'm am happy to now be teaching here in Plainville, to the community in which I live.

Makerspace Wednesdays

On Wednesdays students can choose to come to the Art Room to use the Creation Station as a part of Makerspace. Creation Station is a center in the art room that allows students to create on their own and be original artists and inventors. Materials for use in the Creation Station are; popsicle sticks, looms, yarn, modeling clay, scissors, glue, assorted paper, how to draw books, tape, hole punchers...you get the idea! I'm impressed with the originality and creativity I have seen thus far.

This Year in Art

This year in art, all students Kindergarten through grade 5, will be learning about all different types of mediums including; sculpture, clay, paint, drawing, printmaking, collage and weaving. I try to tie in art history and art from other cultures to my lessons as often as I can. I will have a special focus on peer feedback this year to help students think critically about their own art as well as other's.

Art at Wheeler Blog

Please click here to receive weekly updates and view photos of what students in all grades are working on.


Feel free to contact me via email reedl@plainvilleschools.org with any questions or concerns.