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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Art Room

Here are some photos of my art room at various stages throughout the year.  It's an amazing room which I've waited a long time for.  Some of the shots are from September when I was getting my supply cabinets all set up.  Others are just before the students arrived and shows supplies being set up.  Then there's an awesome picture of my "birthday" bouquet compliments of my husband.  Enjoy my "art room" my "life room".
Mural Painting
Ready to paint
        The tables all set up and ready for the kids!
How my cabinets looked in September
My birthday bouquet
The supply cabinet


  1. how do you mark the art? I find it difficult to give the children a letter grade on their report card for art. It seems cruel to give them a mark lower than a B when they are so little (I teach grade 2). I don't want to discourage them from trying to do the art. I want art to be fun and a time when they don't have to worry about being "good" at it or hyperfocused on what mark they will get. Art is a time that they should enjoy and have every opportunity for them to feel good about themselves.

    Having said that, I still have to give them a letter grade and i struggle with how to mark art. (We don't have art teachers in our schools).

    Any advice/suggestions/enlightenment?

    Thanks. Erin

  2. I agree giving young children a letter mark in art is difficult. I teach at a Montessori school where letter grades are not an issue. However when I was teaching at a Catholic School letter grades were required. I tried very hard not to give students poor grades. I looked mostly at their effort, enthusiasm, behaviour,their grasp of the concepts being taught and how able they were to finish a project in a timely manner. These were the criteria I used when I had to give a letter grade. Hope that helps.

  3. Janis, if you'll send me jpegs of your photos, I'll feature your room in SchoolArts this year! nwalkup@davisart.com


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