MoMA Pre-Visit with PS51 5th grade artists Oct17

MoMA Pre-Visit with ...

In a couple weeks, our 5th graders will be visiting the MoMA to look closely at artworks made with different mediums. For their pre visit session, artists had an opportunity to view some of the current works in the museum and respond to them through drawing and collage methods. They...

Formative Assessment...

Assessments in art class are super important. After a line & color review, 2nd-grade artists paired up to give each other some constructive feedback before having an opportunity to work back into their artwork. ...

UFT Early Childhood PD Workshop! Mar30

UFT Early Childhood ...

This spring I had the pleasure of teaching effective art integration strategies to Pre-K through 2nd-grade General & Special Education teachers at the UFT Spring Conference! Merging visual art, music, and roleplay, these teachers had a blast stepping into the shoes of their students. Arts...

Flashback!-Our PS 51 Champion! Mar18

Flashback!-Our PS 51...

Elaine Keating-Brown, one of our amazing PS51 parents, ran the NYC marathon for the 2nd time back in November 2015. She received a guaranteed spot in the marathon without needing to fundraise due to volunteering with the NYRR young runners program at PS51! The money she raised went to PS 51...

Parents Join their Young Artists! Mar01

Parents Join their Y...

I strongly believe that parent engagement matters! Parents joined their children for art making & it was so wonderful to have them get their hands dirty with our young artists! These pictures only capture a portion of the creative magic we shared...

Beyond the Art Room! Feb21

Beyond the Art Room!

Young Artist Feature! This young artist Layla Rodriguez stays inspired both in and outside of the classroom! She reminds me that young artists must be empowered and celebrated. I love being an Art...

Artists Should Never Stop Making Art Feb19

Artists Should Never...

So the other evening after school, I went to my first paint night with my cousin! It was so much fun and definitely a reminder that artists should never stop making art! Shhhh I didn’t tell the instructor what I do for a living!...

Trees throughout the...

Our kindergarten artists love learning about trees throughout the season! Every year, all kindergarten classes adopt a tree to observe from September through June. Beyond creating observational drawings of these trees throughout the seasons with my awesome student teacher Shannon Foley,...

Fun with Kandinsky!

Artists participated in a Kandinsky round robin painting game! Inspired by music like Wassily, young artists combined various lines & colors to create oversized abstract paintings! They had a blast creating these musical paintings!...

Exploring Warm &...

Exploring warm and cool colors with the 3rd graders before we dive deeper into our color studies! They just love, love, love to...

Learning About the C...

Teaching these Kindergarten artists about the color wheel with a fun Rainbow Crown art project. In this project, they learned about the primary, secondary and complimentary colors! Once their crowns are assembled, they parade through the halls singing about all of the colors they know!...

PS 51 Arts Team! Dec27

PS 51 Arts Team!

Love my super dynamic Arts Partner Katie Traxler & the most supportive Principal Nancy Sing-Bock! You both make teaching art that much more special! So lucky & blessed at PS 51....