Welcome to Art Class!

Check out our brand new, beautiful art room!

My name is Miss Rachel Zogaib, and I am pleased to introduce myself as your child's Art Teacher at West Buffalo Charter School! I am so excited to be teaching your child art this year, and would like to take this opportunity to let you know a little about myself.

I grew up in Hamburg, NY, just 30 minutes south of Buffalo, and graduated from Hamburg High School where I decided to go into Art Education. I recently graduated from SUNY Buffalo State College with my B.S. in Art Education, and am currently pursuing a M.S. in Creative Studies at Buffalo State as well. Through my educational experiences, I have had the opportunity to work with students on all levels (PreK-12), and at various stages of ability. I am fluent in a variety of studio areas through which I will plan my instruction, and I am so excited to share as many art making processes with your children as possible!

As your child’s art teacher, I strive to share that art can be accessed, appreciated, utilized and taken part in by each and every child regardless of traditional “artistic ability.” I hope to share my passion, love, and appreciation for art with my students in order to help them to not only grow as individuals and to expand their breadth of knowledge, but also to learn how to use and understand art in ways that are meaningful to them.

Many important skills can be learned in the art room, and I want my students to be able to take away a sense of responsibility, ownership of their art, appreciation for their art, as well as time management skills, critical thinking, and above all to realize the importance of thinking creatively.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to working with your children this year!

Thank you,

Rachel Zogaib

Take a look at some of the awesome stuff we are working on in the Art Room this year!

Grades 3-6 learned how to marble paper using the Japanese technique of Suminagashi! We then turned their beautiful marbled papers into covers for their own personal sketchbooks to be used throughout the course of the school year.