Miss Jacobi's Art Class
About the Teacher
I am excited for another year of art at Saint Eugene School.
I am an Archbishop Prendergast Graduate, later graduating from Tyler school Of Art & Design at Temple University, receiving my Bachelors in Visual Studies. I also attended Moore College of Art and Design receiving my art education certification.
I am a practicing artist, mainly working in acrylic paint and mixed media. I have a passion for art history, contemporary artists, environmental studies, animals, gardening and hiking .
My goals as an art teacher are to foster relationships, spark creativity, boost confidence and have students see the importance of art in their daily lives.
I am looking forward to working with all these creative young artists once again this year!
1st - 8th grade
Grades 4 & 5
Students learned about the artist Robert Indiana.
Robert created the LOVE sculpture that is featured in our own city of Philadelphia.
Did you know we bought the sculpture for $35,000 in 1976!
6, 7 & 8th Grade
Students learned about the history of Graffiti. Discussing legal vs. illegal forms of art, public art and about the Philadelphia Mural Arts program.
Did you know graffiti oriniated during the 1st century, BCE? Romans and Mayans inscribed messages and images on wall surfaces.
Graffiti was also very popular in the 1960's & 80's in New York, Chicago & Philadelphia
Cityscapes "The Block"
4th & 5th grade
Students learned about African American Artist Romare Bearden and how he was inspired to make art by his block in Harlem, New York.
Students also learned about the Harlem Rennissance and were inspired to make their own cityscapes using mixed media.
4th & 5th grade are learning about the artist Keith Haring. Students are in the beginning process of making their bright & bold figures.
What is a Zine?
Zines are self-published, small print run books. They can be photocopied for distribution. Zines can tell a story, inform about an issue or just look cool!
Did you know Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel on his back!.. many people believe it was a myth and that the artist actually stood on scaffolding, painting over his head. Michelangelo was a sculpture, he had little experience painting when he said yes to this tough job.
Drones Eye View
Students discussed, perspective, drones eye view and a birds eye view.
Students viewed places in google earth. They are using satellite images from different areas and abstracting their landscapes.
Our virtual learners have been creating some fantastic work too!
The Color Monster, by Anna Llena
A story about emotions
Romero Britto insprired work.
Students used a variety of line, color & pattern to create their bright and happy artwork.
1st & 2nd were introduced to Line, an element of art.
later creating their own Line Monsters, cutting out different shapes!
Found object Color Wheel challenge
4th & 5th Grade Amate Paper
Amate paper is a type of paper produced from the fibers of the bark of fig trees. Beginning in pre-Hispanic times, different indigenous groups used the amate to communicate with others.
In today’s Mexico, the Otomí people of Central Mexico produce this paper in a way similar to its historical origins. Today artisans paint intricate birds, colorful plants and whimsical animals.