Art With Mrs. Castrigano *** Southeast Middle School
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Towards the end of the year when the summer is quickly approaching, we all (teachers included) can get a bit silly and crazy. So this year I decided that we needed some ZEN. We created zentangle art!! Zentangles are an art form that uses specific patterns and lines that many find calming and relaxing. It was exactly what we needed!! Students were asked to pick nah object to showcase on the middle with color and then at least 6 sections of different Zentangles around the object. My eighth graders really enjoyed this project. A group of boys decided to work together and each chose a different superhero logo!!! Loved their idea and that they worked together!!! They all really loved it and many did more than one and asked to keep the zentangle packets.
I am currently in my 7th year of teaching!! I teach art to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Southeast Middle School. I have taught for 5 years in the Phoenix Elementary School District. I absolutely love teaching art and cannot imagine doing anything else! I enjoy painting in my free time and my artwork has been on display in restaurants and galleries in the Phoenix and Cleveland areas.
I attended Kent State University in Ohio. I majored in Art Education and received two minors in fine art and education. I graduated from High School in Ohio also, and was selected to participate in a professionally oriented Art Program. It was this program and the wonderful teachers that taught it that inspired me to become an Art Teacher.