Ms. Spony- Art



There are many fun and exciting things are going on this year in the art room!

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Weaving
  • Sculpture
  • Mask-making
  • Art History
  • Printmaking
  • MORE!:)

 

 

Artsonia.com is the website I use for storing and sharing student art portfolios. I photograph student work, and upload it to the website where family and friends can view it, leave comments to the artists, and order merchandise with the artwork on it.  20% of the merchandised purchased is given back to the art department to go toward supplies and other art room needs.  Just go to:

http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=3501

If you are not yet registered you will receive a paper notice when new artwork is uploaded.  Parents who are registered will receive an email when new artwork is uploaded.


Why is Art Education Important?

Art education:

  • Helps develop self-esteem
  • Is an outlet for self-expression
  • Encourages cooperation
  • Develops thinking and problem solving skills
  • Can help visual learners more easily grasp a concept in other curriculum areas.
  • Teaches people about different cultures fostering tolerance of others
  • Contributes to success in schooling –increased attendance and higher SAT scores
  • Helps to develop better eye-hand coordination which can improve their performance in sports
  • Aids students in many life skills: flexibility, creativity, the ability to solve problems, communication, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence
  • Important because 1 in 3 children in classrooms today will work in an arts-related job at some point in their careers.

"EveryChild is an artist... the problem is how to remain one when he/she grows up."

~Pablo Picasso

"When I examine myself and my method of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.”

~Albert Einstein

"I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few." William Morris

"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind."

~ Louise Nevelson

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for."

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
~Aristotle