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Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Smith

 Welcome to art with Mrs. Smith. I graduated from TCU (Texas Christian University) with a degree in studio art focusing on Photography and Ballet. I also have a master’s degree in art education from the University of Florida. This is my 4th year teaching art here at Lake Whitney Elementary and I love it! This year every class will participate in a variety of art activities: painting, ceramics, watercolors, drawing, coloring, gluing, weaving, 2D and 3D art. I do keep artwork throughout the year for a few months at a time before sending it home in a portfolio. Please empty the portfolio and return it the next day. In addition to creating their own art, the students will also look at the works of many artists. The 2nd-5th grade students have a sketchbook that I keep in the art room that students use most class periods. Each student will take his or her sketchbook home at the end of the year. I do have an art club open to 3rd-5th grade students this year that will begin Sept. 4. Flyers will go home to students that are interested in this opportunity the second week of school. I also have a Photoshop Club that is open only to 5th grade students due to the number of available computers with the Photoshop program and the complexity of learning how to use the Photoshop program tools. Information about Photoshop club will go out in 2019. We also have an art night that occurs in February and information about that fun family friendly event will go out later this year. I love to have fun in art with the students, and although students are always welcome to wear aprons provided in the classroom, art can be messy and occasionally accidents happen. If possible, please have students wear clothes that can get paint and messes on them if it occurs. The paint I use with most grade levels is washable tempera paint; however, some of my older grades do use acrylic paint and other mediums that can stain. I look forward to having a great year in art with your students as they experience the joy art can bring to all who are willing participants.


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