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Welcome to Art at Stillman!

This letter will assist you in understanding the art program here at Stillman.

My overall goals are to motivate students to express themselves visually and creatively through artistic thought and action while they build a foundation of art knowledge and skills through the Elements of Art, Principles of Design, and Art History.

Art education is for all students. It provides learning opportunities for the artistically talented, as well as for students who may never produce art outside the classroom. In whichever category your child is in, art class is a learning, encouraging, and enriching part of your child’s day. 

You will notice that your child will not bring any of their artwork home. Rest assured, all grade levels will be busy learning and creating. My goal for this year’s art show is to display as many works of art as possible. To accomplish this goal, I will be holding on to your child’s completed artwork. Students will receive all of their work at the end of the school year.

Here are a few questions you can ask your child about their artwork.

What project are you most proud of?
What can you tell me about your project?
What title would you give your project?
How were you feeling when you made your project?
What is your favorite material to work with?
Which artist have you enjoyed learning about?
How did you make your project?
If you could make your project again, what would you do differently?

Thank you for your continued support!

Ms. Slezak

“ Every child is born an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.” –Pablo Picasso