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Gateway to Art encourages your child’s creative and mental growth through meaningful art experiences!

Welcome back to another year of Gateway to Art.  For those new to our school, the Gateway to Art program enhances a child’s creative and mental growth through art experiences in a non-judgmental environment.  It helps develop a child’s visual perception and awareness by exposing them to different artists and techniques. 

There are currently four schools in the area that participate.  St. Anastasia has participated since GTA began in 1994.

Every month an artist demonstrates an art project to the docents of all the participating schools.  The docents then teach the children at their school, including the background and history of the original artist, the medium, and technique.  Step by step instructions are given during class,  with lots of opportunity for individual creativity.

Every year GTA has six projects.  Each class will showcase two projects at the school Art Show May 21st and 22nd.  Rotating exhibits will be located in the school entry, library and principal's office throughout the year.                                 Here are the projects for this year 2016-2017

October

Shrieking Orange Skies by Sue Berliner
 
 scream
 
Students will create their version of The Scream by Edvard Munch using paint, crayons and pastels. Creating with wavy lines, straight lines, exaggerated shapes and bold colors.

November

Abstract Artistree by Stephanie Kohler

tree
 Students will be introduced to the abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian and his tree series of paintings using Masa paper, oil pastels and tempera paint.

January

Modigliani-Portrait on Wood by Marianne Coble

wood
Students will create a portrait on Wood/paper based on portraits by Amadeo Modigliani using layering of oil/chalk pastel colors and blending.

February

Giants of the Earth by Lee-Jean Lin 

sequoias
 Students will be introduced to John Muir and the history of Sequoia National Park. They will create their own version of the Giant Sequoia using watercolors and acrylic paints.

March

Golden Fish by Rolandas Dabrukas

Mar I,g  
Docents will instruct the students using  step by step demonstration drawing of a codfish using soft colored pencils creating a rich and colorful design resembling a painting.

April

Boxtrolls by Marianne Coble

boxtroll

Inspired by the movie, "The Boxtrolls," the students will create their own 3D work of art using a cardboard box, model magic, watercolors and small vintage items.

GTA always needs helping hands!  Please contact your class docent if you can help out!  Earn service hours and enjoy a creative time with your child!

JK:  Marsel Long, Christine Thompson

Kindergarten:   Carrie Libitsky, Courtney Kessel

 

1st Grade:  Nancy Lopez-Pedroza,             Shawna Wiseman, Ann Abraham

2nd Grade:  Jolie Delja, Leslie Dennis

3rd Grade:  Claire Robertson, Janel Ray

4th Grade: Jenny Lenz, Beth O’Rourke, Jessica Wagner

5th Grade:  Nicole Papadopoulos, Katy Masi, Heidi Herrmann

6th Grade:  Valerie Guziak, Becca Zambotti

7th Grade:  Betsy Sichi, Sandra Moreno

8th Grade:   Liz Turkmany, Elizabeth Warner

 Supply Directors:  Jessica Wagner, Ann Correnti

Thank you!  Beth O'Rourke, GTA Program Director, St. Anastasia School 

 
 
 
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