Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am once again very excited to be teaching art at Smith Elementary School. As the art teacher, I will have the amazing opportunity to discover, explore, and create with each grade level. My philosophy of teaching is that each student is like a different color on a painter's palette. With that idea in mind, I look forward to displaying the diversity of the students at Smith through the expressive and colorful pieces created throughout the year.
This year we will work with 2D and 3D mediums, incorporate the elements of art and principles of design in the creation of works, and even explore new trends in art. The S.T.E.A.M. philosophy is a great approach to the art-making process. This year, we will explore ways to infuse science, technology, engineering, and math alongside art for constructive learning.
My expectations of my students are clear. Make A.R.T. That is Act Appropriately, Respect, and Try. Following these rules will ensure a successful, fun, and safe art experience.
This page also serves as a great resource with art-related links, references, and media. Important messages regarding upcoming exhibits and events can also be found here. Please visit throughout the year for updates. Here you will also find what is happening in art class.
I can best be reached by email at ACastellano@tenafly.k12.nj.us or phone 201-816-7715 ext.8479
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