Mrs. Blackburn's Art Classes
NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
WELCOME to the 2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR!!!
Our Gates students are the heart and soul of our school. Our year will be filled with instruction, imagination, immense creativity, and of course, CREATION of magnificent works of art!
"Be The Star You Are"....from star journal ideas by Dina Wakley
O. B. GATES ART DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
Art is a universal language, a form of communication that is a reflection of our world throughout history. As teachers of art at O. B. Gates Elementary School, our goal is to provide a positive atmosphere in which each child is able to learn about the elements, principles, tools, history, and aesthetics of art. We teach the basic artistic and life skills of seeing and observing, imagining, problem-solving, and critical thinking through lessons designed to fit the diverse developmental needs of our students. We teach all children to value and respect themselves, each other, and the individual creative abilities that exist in every person. Art is an essential part of our world and it touches almost every aspect of our lives. It is our goal to help our students develop a lifelong participation in and appreciation of the visual arts! (composed February 2002)
Betty S. Blackburn and Kimberly E. Ellington
Teachers of Children through Art
TEAMWORK personal and collaborative skills in the ART ROOM
STUDIO HABITS OF MIND
CURRENT ART LESSONS
THIS WEEK'S LESSONS
Here is the link to our Art Department Weekly Lesson Overview page for this week:
DECEMBER 2 - 6, 2019
Please click the button above to access the VA ART SOLs from the VA Department of Education website.