Middle School Art
phone: (507) 944-2004 *best time to reach me by phone: 7:30am-7:50am or 3:00pm-3:30pm
My name is Ms. Mascotti and I am excited to be teaching Art 8 and Art 7 classes this year! I love to design and create art with middle school students. Teaching art is my passion! During Distance Learning, I will engage students with live instruction and interaction through Google Meet sessions. Students can find the Link to the Art 8 Google Meets on Schoology. I will also create Google Meet Break Out Sessions after lunch to keep students active. In addition, I will be available during my Office Hours from 2-2:45 pm, this link is also on Schoology.
This year: Art classes are semester long classes. Semester 1 will begin with art for eight graders. We will dive right into creative problem-solving by hands-on making of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects. Semester 2 will follow with art classes for seventh graders and we will explore the art elements and art principles as we create multimedia projects...including clay, painting, drawing, mixed-media, and sketchbooks.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe in creating a safe, student-centered, inclusive, differentiated, diverse, and hands-on learning environment where every student can succeed. I engage students to help define studio art classes to create an exciting, yet organized and safe environment to promote trust, positive learning, peer sharing, creative problem-solving, and inspirational projects with many different types of art media. It is essential that students create with their own voice and visual choices. The MN Art Standards are incorporated into each art project unit as the students learn and grow through the many exciting facets of the visual arts!
I will also be hosting Art Club! We will meet once a month, after school in the art room to explore advanced creative problem-solving while connecting with other students who love art. This year we will create installation art to add to our school!
I live in Rochester with my husband, two children, and pet dog. I enjoy traveling with my family, creating art, skiing, playing soccer, rock climbing, and spending time in nature. Also, I am a professional metalsmith and I love to create mini sculptures and unique jewelry!
Teaching Schedule for Distance Learning:
Mondays and Wednesdays:
Hour 1, Art 8: 8:30-9:25 Hour 2, Art 8: 9:30-10:25 Hour 3, Art 8: 10:30-11:25 Homeroom: 11:30-12
Lunch: 12-12:30 Office Hours: 2-2:45: Google Meet Link on Schoology, Art 8 Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Hour 4, Art 8: 8:30-9:25 Hour 5, Prep: 9:30-10:25 Hour 7, Art 8: 10:30-11:25 Hour 8, Art 8: 11:30-12:25
Fridays Early Release:
Hour 1: 8:45-9:20 Hour 2: 9:24-9:59 Hour 3: 10:03-10:38 Hour 4: 10:42-11:17 Hour 5: 11:21-11:56
Hour 7: 12-12:35 Hour 8: 12:40-1:15 Lunch: 1:15-1:45