Welcome to the Art Room
“Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders ~ our children.” -Council for Art Education
Academy Award Nominee
Best Short Documentary 2014
This film is about an American cave sculptor. Watch this trailer for free.
The full video can be purchased through Vimeo.
AMS Student Artwork
6th Grade Figure Ground Designs
D300 Foundation for Excellence Cultural Arts on the Fox Student Art Show at Otto Industries
Check out this new Cyber Safety Website for Teachers and Students
won the 2013 Oscar for best
story of a homeless girl who loves art!
this is the official film trailer
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to our art page! Please feel free and take time to explore this site. The objective of the art program here at Algonquin Middle School is to enrich all students’ lives. Students will be able to build a solid foundation of artistic skills that will help them develop and find their own creative potential and learn how art connects to their life. We will be actively exercising our imaginations this year as we work with a variety of art media and methods as well as considering movements in art history and individual artists. We will also be considering the many different ways to look at and understand art. Students will become familiar with terms and definitions related to art, thus increasing their vocabulary and ability to speak about art and the world around them. Talent is not a requirement; effort is. Each student will be responsible for being fully engaged in each activity. This includes class discussions and projects. Grades will be given on how each student follows the objective of a given assignment and uses principles acquired in class. Planning, and craftsmanship are major considerations too. We will move quickly in order to fit as much as we can into our short nine week term. Sometimes projects may be taken home for completion, or additional work time may be arranged after school.
It is my desire to make art an enjoyable and educational experience. I will be there to help each student to progress and succeed in every way I can. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.
It is a pleasure to welcome everyone,