Welcome to the Visual Art Program at WRMS!
My name is Karen Bloch. I have been teaching art since 1994, and have been in Westwood since 2002. Prior to teaching, I worked in New York City as a graphic designer. I attended Montclair State University earning my degree in Art Education, and then Walden University for my Master's Degree in Middle Level Ed. After teaching high school and elementary art, I find the middle level to be just right!
The art curriculum this year includes a variety of experiences for students:
- Drawing: Realistic and Imaginative techniques
- Painting and Color Theory
- Art History: Past and present artists
- Digital Design/Careers in Design
Have a wonderful summer! See you in September!
Feeling creative? Is it a rainy day and your are bored? Check out some of these videos!!
I belong to the Art Educators of NJ. This organization sponsors events for student art exhibitions at various locations in the state. Students can earn recognition for their hard work and effort in the following ways:
- “Principal’s Choice Exhibit”: 12-15 pieces of student art are selected by the principal and vice principal. This art is framed and displayed in the main office, principal’s offices and main entrance of the school.
- Art Educators of NJ exhibits: "Youth Art Month" Show (pictured to the right) in Bergen County is held every spring.
Looking for more art beyond the classroom?
If you are interested in visiting a museum or taking some art classes, see my "resources" for helpful links.
7th Grade Soft Sculptures
You can sew! Here are some helpful how-to videos to help you create your own hand-sewn projects:
6th Grade Yarn Craft: God's Eyes
God's Eye yarn craft: How-To instructions
1. Prepare your materials before you watch the video:
- 2 sticks
- One piece of yarn, about "wing-span" length (2 arm lengths)
- Scissors, masking tape, pen or permanent marker
2. After you have a section of yarn in the center of the God's Eye, take a small piece of masking tape and place it on the BACK. LABEL your project with your name and class period.
3. To change yarn color: Connect the two ends together and tie them together. Cut off the loose ends. You can pause the video to see how this is done.
SEE THE VIDEO BELOW: Pause the video whenever you need to.