Mrs. Spetrino's Art Studio News
Sterling Morton Elementary November 28 2017
Here's what's happening...
The halls are full of gorgeous artworks that show off our hard work in art class. If you are in the building make sure to look for your son or daughter's work. Below you can see what we are currently learning in class. As always, we are having fun! Check out the video below!
Mrs. Jacqui Spetrino
Ohio School Board Association's Capital Conference
Check out ARTSONIA----Great place for holiday cards and gifts!
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
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
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.