7th graders studied the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein! We learned about Ben day dots and why most comics used primary colors. Thier assignment was to crate a portrait (cartoon, self or friend) in the style of Lichtenstein!
6th graders learned all about Van Gogh! We learned about how he shows visible brush strokes, which is very different from other artists that we've learned about in the past, like Leonardo da Vinci. We used oil pastels and white tempera paint to recreate the look of van highs brush strokes. Students were asked to draw flowers of the seasons in the style of Vincent Van Gogh!!
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.