Mrs. Spetrino's Art Studio News
Sterling Morton Elementary October 2017
Here's what's happening...
We have been having so much fun creating artwork this year! September was a busy month for us. All students are finishing up their first projects and soon the halls will be full of beautiful artwork. We also celebrated Arts in Education week by learning about a few very special artists and experimenting with some new techniques. Check out the video below!
Mrs. Jacqui Spetrino
Every student will have his/her artwork posted on Artsonia this year. We also use this website to write artist statements. Students in 2nd thru 5th grade are responsible for entering artwork on their own. We do this in class. If you have not given your child permission to use the site, he/she cannot participate in class. Please take the time to respond to the email you receive. Students with missing permission will have a paper slip coming home this week to remind you to go online and give permission. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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.