Art News for February 2/2/2017
We have been extremely busy in the art room lately! 6th-8th grades have been working on printmaking. Our subject matter has been the Mandala design. These are radial designs that are very intricate. We’ve achieved some beautiful results.s
3rd through 5th grades have been weaving up a storm. We are also working on a door weaving that will be made into a rug for the auction. Some students have completed their own weaving and created a small purse or wallet.
In the primary grades, everything has been going “swimmingly “! The hallways are decked with fish and seaweed and one feels like they are under water. We just finished tempera paintings of all the different fish we saw on our field trip to the Shedd Aquarium. That was a fun day!
We’ve also been working very hard on the sets for our school play “Beauty and the Beast.” It will be held February 17th -19th. Hope to see many of you there.
Meet Your Teacher
Hi, I am Mrs. Johnson
I am Mrs. Carolyn Johnson, the Art teacher at St. Mary School. I am in my eleventh year at St. Mary and teach Pre-K through 8th Grade. I have a great hubby, Dan and 2 two terrific sons and daughters in law and the best bonus, my four year old grandson, Zak. I have a degree in fine arts and education from Rosary College (now known as Dominican University) and continue to take classes at the Art Institute to keep up to date on the latest in the art world. I am certified in the State of Illinois. I do some art at home upon request; paintings(did a 50th anniversary portrait this summer), banners for church, furniture, walls, and just about whatever the occasion demands. Art is my passion! I love teaching art and feel so fortunate to be here at St. Mary. The staff and administration are so supportive and professional and I have a great facility to work in. St. Mary families are very giving, helpful, and so very much our partners in education! I am grateful everyday to you all for the gift of your children to teach and to bring out the creative side of each and every one of them.
I also love to sing and have cantered and belong to choir at my parish church of Divine Providence in Westchester. Music has always been my second love and always makes life so much more enjoyable!
The Eighth Grade Mural in the Link May 21st, 2015
Kudos to the eighth grader on a job well done. About 15 of the eighth grade girls came everyday for about 3months during their recess and lunch periods to paint the Link Area of St. Mary with a wonderful mural depicting the places around town that they grew up in. It turned out great and I know years from now they will come back and see their work adorning the halls. It was a wonderful gift of time and talent to a school they love.
Just a note about our Auction Projects. As per the committee, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Polston, and Mrs. Lerma and myself, we are doing The Master’s Collection!
We have finished 3 projects and are going on to others. Here is just a preview of the the 7th grade project which was based on Jackson Pollock.