● 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.
● Symmetrical robots (integrates with Math)
● Eric Carle inspired paintings and collages (Language Arts)
● Artwork inspired by The Dot and Ish, both written by Peter H. Reynolds
● Animal habitat dioramas and sculptures (Science integration)
● Cake illustrations inspired by Wayne Thiebaud
● Vase designs inspired by Cincinnati's Rookwood Company
● Expressionistic paintings inspired by Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso
● Projects based on Tomie dePaola and Patricia Polacco (Language Arts)
● Still Life Drawing (observation, Science)
● Skyscraper illustrations (Math)
● Personalized Marian Grottos (Religion)
● Solar system illustrations (Science)
● Church architecture (Greek through Gothic) (Social Studies and Religion)
● Sketchbooks (Students make and utilize their sketchbooks throughout the year.)
● Paper relief sculpture
● One-point perspective illustrations (Math)
● 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 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: