Mrs. Kim Ellis
St. Joseph 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
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 will be creating art that we can write about and share with each other.
We will also be incorporating our 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 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.
6th to 8th Grade
The 6th -8th grade art classes will be incorporating other subjects into art this year. Examples of topics we may explore- math and tessellations and organ paintings to go along with the Health unit on Organ donation.
We will continue to look at and analyze works of art. We will talk about artists, their artwork, and their creative process. We will create works of art based off of these processes using the NYS Standards for art.