Mrs. Spetrino's Art Studio News
Ridge Elementary School Aug/Sept 2023
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine and freedom that summer brings! I spent a lot of time with family as I welcomed by sixth grandchild this past June. I also spent a lot of time gardening and enjoying the beautiful weather. I'm very excited to meet all the students and show them that there is no place like the ART room :)
Please know that I want my class to be enjoyable for everyone. If your child has any anxieties or issues feel free to reach out to me. I hope that Mondays become their favorite day of the week!
I will post photos on Twitter--X to showcase all the great things happening in the ART studio, so feel free to follow me @shortartists. I also will post student art on their digital portfolio via Artsonia.com. This site/newsletter will also keep you up to date with what we are learning in ART class.
I'm Looking forward to a creative, fun filled year! Thanks for sharing your children with me!
Mrs. Jacqui Spetrino
Ridge's Artsonia Art Gallery
Students in grades 1-5 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.
Artsonia is also a great place to buy personalized gifts with your child's artwork on it. The funds generated from the sale will come back to the art teachers to help us purchase supplies for Ridge art students.
Grading scale for student work
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
Mrs. Jacqui Spetrino
I am excited to begin my 19th year of teaching in Mentor, where I will be at Ridge elementary on Mondays and Sterling Morton on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. I also serve as the department chair for elementary art.
I pride myself in creating a classroom community where every student feels safe, welcomed and relaxed. This year I am excited to try new things as students will have the opportunity to work with different mediums and styles of art. Please feel to email me anytime with your concerns or comments. I want every student to love art class.