Welcome to our Art Studio!

As a "Teaching Artist”, I make a firm commitment to spending time in my own home studio every week. My artistic process involves drawing, painting, layering, constructing and evolving.

The Art room is a place where we work as a creative community to find new ways of defining our world. In our art studio, there are multiple correct answers for every question, alternative expressions of meaning, and numerous ways of completing the task at hand. I hope to have each student leave our art classroom knowing that they are a creative individual that holds a profound perspective worth sharing.

Example of my personal work:
Radishes on canvas

It’s inside every single one of us to create beauty,to invent something new, and make the ordinary extraordinary. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to witness this ability in children every day here in Newmarket, NH.

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Our N.E.S. Kindergarten program focuses on basic art/fine motor skills and vocabulary. Some of these skills may include how to use a pencil correctly, how to hold a pair of scissors, or how to take your time to create a "neat and tidy" project.

Some of the terminology we focus on are the "Elements of Art" such as different types of line, identifying and cutting shapes, or how to create textured art using found textures around the room. We have also spent time leaning how to identify primary colors, secondary colors, as well as how to mix them to create new colors.

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Grade 4 2015-16 ART Units


Unit 1: "Zentangle" Animal Silhouettes:
Unit 2: Outdoor Observational Tree Drawing and Painting:
Unit 3: Postcard Project: Art and Poetry: Designing, drawing, and coloring a post card image that is inspired by nature. Students will then swap post cards with another grade 4 class and will write a poem inspired by their received card in Library Class.
Outreach: Library and Art Curriculum Collaboration
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Unit 5: Clay Picasso Heads:
Unit 6: Charlie Harper’s Bird Collages:
Unit 7: Wire Figures in Motion:
Unit 8: Field Day Mask (Theme: The Olympics): Grade 4 students will have a brief lesson on the history of mask making. Students will then take their classes chosen sub-theme and create a plaster to paper-mache mask that represents a relation to that sub-theme. This mask will be worn during the Field Day Parade as a great way to show off creativity and school spirit.

Art History Resource: Brief History of Mask Making:

Face ceramic artwork

Grade 5


Grade 5 2015-16 ART Units


Unit 1: Tessellations: Math and Art. Creating a shape that can repeat infinitely. This shape is traced repeatedly across a page and finished by adding repeated colors and details in a balanced manor.
Artist Introduction: M.C. Escher

Unit 2: Relief Printmaking: Using a foam printing plate to create a two-colored print of an animal portrait. 
Artist Introduction: Andy Warhol
Artist Movement: Pop Art

Unit 3: Post Card Project: Poetry and Art. Designing, drawing, and coloring a post card image that is inspired by nature. Students will then swap post cards with another Grade 5 class and will write a poem inspired by their received card in Library Class.


Outreach: Library and Art Curriculum Collaboration


Unit 4: Learning from the Masters: Grade 5 Capstone Project: Each Grade Five Student chooses a “masterpiece” painting from 75 different famous master artists. That student then spends 8 weeks learning how to draw, shade, and paint that piece of art as a re-creation. 

Unit 5: Clay: Decorated Tiles: Students learn about the street illustrations of the artist Keith Haring. Students then replicate stylistic choices of Keith Haring’s work in their own designs for a decorated relief clay tile. This tile can represent something that describes the student, or means a lot to the student (Ex. Sport, Art, Music, Ect.)
Artist Introduction: Keith Haring

Unit 6: Field Day Mask (Theme: The Olympics): Grade 5 students will have a brief lesson on the history of mask making. Students will then take their classes chosen sub-theme and create a plaster mask that represents a relation to that sub-theme. This mask will be worn during the Field Day Parade as a great way to show off creativity and school spirit.


Art History Resource: Brief History of Mask Making