Mrs. Nutter's Art Room

Bellflower and Ridge Elementary Art Studio

Art Room News

Please check this website for all the wonderful things we are doing in the Bellflower Elementary Art room!

For 2019-2020, I will be teaching at Bellflower Elementary (M-TH) and Ridge Elementary on Fridays. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Remote Learning: Online Art Class

As we start remote learning, please feel free to email me with any questions.

Starting 3/30/20:

Grades K-2: Please check Seesaw every Monday for your art lesson for that week.

Grades 3-5: Please check Google Classroom for your art lesson.

Bellflower Art Club

Art Club permission slips will be sent home with interested 5th grade students as soon as school starts. Art club will meet a 7:05 a.m. Check for the information to go home with your student soon!

Grading Scale for Art Class

Elementary Art student overall 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)

O Outstanding 9.5-10 pts. out of 10

The student:

  • 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

The student:

  • Shows some awareness of applying elements and principles of design
  • Shows an effective level of craftsmanship
  • Demonstrates creativity
  • Makes connections to prior learning
  • Demonstrates above grade level

S Satisfactory 7-7.9 pts. out of 10

The student:

  • 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

The student:

  • Demonstrates less than satisfactory understanding of the elements and principles of design.
  • Shows poor craftsmanship
  • Shows a low level of creativity
  • Has difficulty in making connections to previous knowledge
  • Shows below grade level ability

NI Needs Improvement 5.9 pts. or less out of 10

The student:

  • Has not adequately completed art work
  • Needs improvement in skill and technique application

Satisfactory means that a student is performing at grade level. Please look at the descriptors and understand that a “Satisfactory” does not equate to a “C” grade. Keep up the great work and effort, and remember there is always room for improvement!

Students will also receive a grade for the following indicators:

1. Demonstrate artistic technique and skills appropriate to grade level

2. Demonstrates an understanding of art concepts

These 2 indicators will use the following grading scale:



NI-Needs Improvement

*Kindergarten and 1st Grade will only be assessed using the indicators.

Wonderful happenings in the Art Program

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