Mrs. Spetrino's Art Studio News
Sterling Morton Elementary May 7, 2018
I hope you had the opportunity to come to our All School ART Show a couple weeks ago. It was a huge success and I was thrilled to see so many families in attendance to support our students. A special thank you for your generosity in purchasing so many framed works of art for our fundraiser. I received a lot of good feedback on the presentation of the work and the convenience of taking it home already framed. Artwork that was not purchased will be coming home soon along with those special orders from the show. Thanks again!
Mrs. Jacqui Spetrino
Here's what's happening...
Artsonia.com: Your child's digital art portfolio
Students in grades 2-5 will be using Artsonia in class to submit artwork and write reflections on it. If you have not given permission through the link in the email, your child cannot participate. Please do so as soon as possible. *I sent slips home to all students that are missing parent permission.
Here is a link to our school's Artsonia site
Ohio School Board Association's Capital Conference
Grading Scale for student artwork
Elementary Art students’ assessment is based on the following:
Knowledge and use of art concepts including the elements of art and principles of design
Craftsmanship (control of tools and materials)
Creative Expression (The ability to use memory and imagination for visual expression)
Demonstrates and understanding of artistic concepts
Demonstrates artistic techniques appropriate to grade level
O Outstanding 9.5-10 pts. out of 10
Applies elements and principles of design in a highly effective manner.
Shows superb craftsmanship
Demonstrates a high level or creativity and originality
Uses previous knowledge towards new lessons
Demonstrates ability beyond grade level
S+ Above Average 8-9.4 pts. out of 10
Shows some awareness of applying elements and principles of design
Shows an effective level of craftsmanship
Makes connections to prior learning
Demonstrates above grade level ability
S Satisfactory 7-7.9 pts. out of 10
Demonstrates an average understanding in the application of the elements and principles of design
Shows an adequate level of craftsmanship
Demonstrates some creativity
Begins to make connections to previous knowledge
Demonstrates grade level ability
S- Below Average 6-6.9 pts. out of 10
Demonstrates less than grade level understanding of the elements and principles of design.
Shows limited craftsmanship
Shows a low level of creativity
Has difficulty in making connections to previous knowledge
Demonstrates below grade level ability
NI Needs Improvement 5.9 or less out of 10
Has not adequately completed art work
- Needs improvement in skill and technique application
Click on the link below to view our curriculum
I am excited to begin my thirteenth year of teaching in Mentor, where I serve as department coordinator for the district's Elementary Art Department.
I pride myself in creating a classroom community where every student feels safe, welcomed and relaxed. My art studio is a place where we nurture each other's creative processes and students confidently learn to take risks while developing a sense of pride in their artwork. Students will have the opportunity to work with many different mediums and styles of art. My curriculum includes all of the Ohio Visual Arts standards while focusing on the common core discovery style of learning and many 21st century skills.