Mrs. Stevenson's Art Class
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. I am very excited about the many exciting activities I have planned this year for the art program and I wanted to thank you for all of your support as well as the supplies I have been receiving. The materials are all being put to use. If you are interested in contributing but haven’t had the chance yet, please feel free to leave anything in my room (Rm 109).
I wanted to share with you a bit about what your child will learn with me this year. We have joined a program called Peace One Day and Pinwheels for Peace. The children are making pinwheels which will be displayed on Peace Day, Friday Sept 21, 2018 in front of the school.
The art program is designed to teach students creativity and introduce as well as continue to expose the children to a variety of art materials corresponding to the New York City Art Standards. Each grade has its own curriculum and challenging art projects that often relate to what they are learning with their classroom teacher. The children will be exposed to many different art mediums and art techniques including: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and printmaking. The children will also be interpreting famous works of art, discussing and critiquing the techniques used and creating their own artwork using this knowledge. Grading is based solely on effort- not talent. It is more important to me that the children feel safe to experiment and try than to feel they must make art that is ‘successful’ each time. It is this freedom that creates thoughtful and talented artists.
Home work is rarely given, but when it is I expect it to be completed on time.
The PTSA is a huge help to me every year. There may be a few times this year when extra hands would be appreciated. If you are interested in helping, please let me know. Thank you in advance for any extra time and help you may assist me with this year. If you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call the school and I will return your call as soon as possible. We can also make an appointment to meet on Tuesday afternoons between 2:40 and 3:20pm.
Also, below are some cultural institutions you may want to visit with your child. I will do my best to keep up with any exhibitions which may relate to what we are learning in class but, feel free to hit the links below and see if anything looks interesting to you!
Eden Stevenson, Art Teacher
Resources and Museum Exhibitions your children will love: please be aware there are images in the museum that contain adult content. I will do my best to make that known for any particular exhibit so you may use your discretion.
The Jewish Museum (Thursdays from 5-8 is pay what you wish, Saturday is free 11-5:45)