Welcome to Art!
by Mrs. Heidi Balthazar
I am so excited to work with Kindergarten through Eighth Grade as they explore a variety of artists, materials, and styles this school year.
The National Core Arts Standards for Fine Arts center around CREATING a variety of art, PRESENTING our wonderful creations, RESPONDING to art through evaluation and interpretation, and CONNECTING our experiences with societal, cultural, and historical context.
In the art room we are currently looking at the elements and principles of art and how they combine and interact, we apply this study to our own work, as well as the work of a variety of artists. Already we have spoken about and looked at the works of Paul Klee, Frida Kahlo, James DeRosso, Yayoi Kusama and Pablo Picasso. We have used a variety of materials like paper collage, tempera, acrylic, watercolor, clay, ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels and we are only just beginning!
Even now, students from all grades are looking forward to our spring art show, St. Mary: Stars Under the Sea. All students will be involved in selecting their art to present, and some other fun surprises!
If you would like to see what our students are currently working on in the art room, please check out the art room’s instagram page @StMaryStarArtRoom