Mrs. Michele Kelly's Visual Art Program 

PS 207 Elizabeth G. Leary

What's happening in art...

Student in the visual art program in grades 5-8 have just completed a unit on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Students used the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to create a work of art on a small 2.5" x 3.5" canvas. Artist statements were created which expressed their artistic process, peer critique, revisions, and final reflection based on the rubric and criteria. 
Based on the Pre- Assessment results, the new units will begin in each grade level. Grade 5 & 6 will begin working on a Landscape Unit. Grade 7 will start an Artist study unit on Tim Burton. Finally Grade 8 will use the human face to create a Portrait of an newly adapted organic being. Students will focus on content specific vocabulary and journal writing to document each lesson of the unit.   To get the specifics of your student, please click on the individual grade pages.

How to use the website

To use the website, please click on the grade link that corresponds to your class level. Your first assignments have been listed with the directions on how to complete each task.  I have also included a copy of the welcome letter and the return slip were handed out on the first class session on the Welcome Back link.

The website is the best way to keep track of everything pertaining to this class.  It is updated weekly, and contains detailed instructions for each assignment. Students will also copy the assignment information into their agenda/homework books during class. My class is 99% paperless, so please use the website to ensure a successful year.

Art Pre- Assessment

All students will be taking an art assessment on the second day of class. This pre-assessment will not effect the student's grades. I will be sharing outcome of the assesment with you via Engrade, however the pre-assessment is meant to gauge the progress in student learning. The Pre-Assessment will involve art vocabulary that is commonly used in the art lesson. Most of these words are also used in the other common core subject areas. There is no need to study for this assessment.


Elements of Art & Principles of Design

Class Schedules

Monday:         7th Grade Related Arts, 804, 803, 802, 602
Tuesday:        8th Grade Related Arts, 604, 234, 703, 605
Wednesday:   7th Grade Related Arts, 503, 505, 704,  6th Grade Related Arts
Thursday:       Advanced Art, 601, 801, 603, 702
Friday:            504,
8th Grade Related Arts, 701, 6th Grade Related Arts,


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To find out how you are doing in art, view your grade on Engrade



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