Art Monthly

Lowell Art Studio Updates

Meet Ms. Chroneos

Hi! I am Ms. Chroneos, and I am so happy to be the new Art Teacher at Lowell this year. I am coming to Lowell from a long-term substitute K-4 art teaching position in Belmont. In 2016, I moved to Boston for my undergraduate visual arts program at Boston University. Now, I hold a BFA in Sculpture and MA in Art Education with K-12 teaching licensure. I am passionate about providing elementary school students with a dynamic visual art education in which students can see themselves as artists with important ideas to share and explore. I am so excited to get to know all the student artists at Lowell!

What's Happening In...

K-2


Kindergarten through second grade artists started off the year with an introduction to the art room and a read aloud: Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzburg. This book provides fun and creative strategies for how to push through mistakes in art. Later on in the month, each grade level branched out into different "International Dot Day" and Peter H. Reynolds' "The Dot" inspired projects for their grade levels. Both of these projects helped students start to develop their growth mindsets in regards to creating art. Now, students are starting projects inspired by the abstract painter Alma Thomas.


3-5


Grades 3-5 have different beginning of year projects starting with the big idea of "Identity." Grade 3 artists are creating a watercolor self-portrait collage. Grade 4 artists have begun "Affirmation" word designs meant to practice the design principle "unity." Grade 5 artists have started creating name sculptures - the first step of which is to design each letter of their name in creative font styles. These projects have gotten off to a strong start in each grade level!

Reminder

Art can get messy! It might be best to make sure your student(s) do not wear their very best clothing on art days. I will be mindful of picture days or special event days in planning curriculum. See below for your student's art day!
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Introducing the Lowell Art Studio Instagram!

Feel free to follow along on our art studio journey this year!


https://www.instagram.com/ms.chroneos_artclass/

@ms.chroneos_artclass

Contact Information

Please do not hesitate to reach out!