Mrs. Kim Ellis
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
B.S. Adelphi University
M.A Stony Brook University
I am so excited to get back to teaching art this year! While our school routine may change a bit this year (art on a cart pushing into classrooms, individual supplies, and social distancing) there is still plenty we can do to get the creative juices flowing!
This year the K-2nd grade art classes will be using literacy as a base for our art projects. I love reading books to my students, pointing out the great illustrations in them, and discussing how art tells a story! We can then create art that goes along with the stories!
We will be creating art that we can write about and share with each other.
We will also be incorporating our STREAM, science, ELA, religion, and social studies lessons into our artwork.
3rd to 5th Grade
This year the 3-5th graders we will be talking about art throughout history and how it influences the art we make today. We will also look at some of the contemporary artists of today and how they are creating art in this modern world. (some using new technology and some sticking with old techniques!)
We will be using the elements of art to create projects that have line, color, texture, value, shape and rhythm. We will be using many different types of media to create 2d and 3d works of art according to the NYS Standards.
This year we will continue to look at and analyze works of art. We will talk about artists from the past as well as contemporary artists, their artwork, and their creative process. We will create works of art based off of these processes using the NYS Standards for art.
We may also be incorporating other subjects into art this year. Examples of topics we may explore- math and tessellations and Illustration using books from ELA class.