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Visual Art | Mrs. Tingley

My name is Mrs. Tingley and I am the full-time Visual Art Teacher at LaSalle II for grades kindergarten through eighth. Below you will find a brief description of my program and student expectations for art class.

Program Overview
The art program at LaSalle II will provide a multicultural learning environment that challenges students and allows them to express a unique voice within the content of a structured program. Its purpose is to strengthen the student's ability to analyze, discuss and understand the context of artworks as well as develop skill with a range of media. All grade levels will include an emphasis on the elements and principles of design. In addition, I have developed a program that includes themes and units of learning that provide appreciation of artistic traditions and ideologies of different cultures. Cross-curricular connections will also be addressed using integration through all the core subjects.

Students will...
  • Develop specific skills based upon their understanding of the elements and principals of art.
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills while building an awareness of art in their everyday lives.
  • Learn to see the interconnection between art and other disciplines, and art from various cultures and time periods.
  • Perceive, create, and appreciate the visual arts.
  • Learn how to present and critique artwork.

Rules & Expectations
Beginning this year, students will now be graded in the Visual Art program. Grades will be a combination of work production and student participation, student behavior is considered a part of the participation grade. Students must demonstrate responsibility, maturity and respectfulness in order to meet their best achievement level. Below are the basic art room rules for all students.

  • Use all supplies correctly and respectfully.
  • Use class time wisely.
  • Complete all assigned work to the best of your ability.
  • Have a plan before you begin your work.
  • Be respectful and helpful to everyone.
  • Be sure to clean up after yourself.

Please talk with your student about how important it is that they follow all the rules and expectations of the art room.

Thank You!
I am excited to be working with all of your children and to be creating wonderful and diverse artwork with them. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Art Room Wish List

The following is a list of things that we use heavily in the art room and require frequent replenishment. If you wish to donate any of these supplies, I greatly appreciate your help and generosity. 

  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand wipes
  • Markers
  • Liquid glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers (the large chunk kind)
  • Lead pencils
  • Magazines for collage projects