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Art Class Information, Grades K-8

The St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Art Program
Mrs. Angela Mascolino
Art Specialist
Grades K-8
 
The Art Program:
● Enhances the student’s inquiry, creativity and problem-solving skills.
● Connects art to the past and the present.
● Integrates with the school’s other curricula (e.g. science, language arts and social studies).
● Shows students alternative ways to communicate their ideas and emotions.
● Gives children opportunities to experiment with paint, sculpting material, and various other media.
 
Art Curriculum Resources:
● State of Ohio Standards for Visual Art Education
● Archdiocese of Cincinnati Graded Course of Study for Art
● Cincinnati Art Museum (field trips, monthly and summer programs)
● The Art of Education, professional development for teachers 
● SchoolArts (a magazine published by Davis Art)
 
Assessment of Student Artwork:
Student artwork is graded on the following criteria:
● The student understood and demonstrated the objective of the project.
● The student followed the directions.
● Neatness and effort
 
Students are not graded on their artistic ability but they are encouraged to practice and apply new skills.
 
Sample Projects:
Kindergarten
● Symmetrical robots (integrates with Math)
● Eric Carle inspired paintings and collages (Language Arts)
 
1st Grade
● Artwork inspired by The Dot and Ish, both written by Peter H. Reynolds
● Animal habitat dioramas and sculptures (Science integration)
 
2nd Grade
● Cake illustrations inspired by Wayne Thiebaud
● Vase designs inspired by Cincinnati's Rookwood Company
 
3rd Grade
● Expressionistic paintings inspired by Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso
● Projects based on Tomie dePaola and Patricia Polacco (Language Arts)
 
4th Grade
● Still Life Drawing  (observation, Science)
● Skyscraper illustrations (Math)
 
5th Grade
● Personalized Marian Grottos (Religion)
● Solar system illustrations (Science)
 
6th Grade
● Church architecture (Greek through Gothic) (Social Studies and Religion)
● Sketchbooks (Students make and utilize their sketchbooks throughout the year.)
 
7th Grade
● Paper relief sculpture
● One-point perspective illustrations (Math)
 
8th Grade
● Clay votive sculptures (Religion)
● Personalized art books (multi-media project)
 
Student  Art Display
Photographs of student artwork will be posted on my web pages and photo albums throughout the year. I also make an effort to display student work at both campuses as often as possible. Every student at both campuses will have artwork displayed for our annual Catholic Schools Week Open House. 
 
Student Portfolios
Student artwork is assessed and displayed throughout the year. At the end of the school year, students review what they've learned, acknowledge their progress and proudly bring home their art portfolios. 
 
 
The following are some of my favorite local places that offer a variety of art experiences:
 
 
 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions.
 
Contact Information:
Mrs. Angela Mascolino
Email: mascolinoa@saseas.org
St. Andrew Campus: Monday, Wednesday afternoon 831-5277 ext. 2-8
Seton Campus: Tuesday, Wednesday morning and Thursday 575-0093 ext.1211