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2019-2020Email: Mrmartinez@jacksonsd.orgClick on link aboveto view your remote learning art submissions.Click on above link.Congratulations! You did it!No Art lesson this week to submit.Click on the link Summer Fun for art activities you can do over the summer.Be happy, stay safe, and see you in September 2020.Click on link above.
Click on link above.Important Announcement!!!You are all famous artists!!!!Click on link above to view your art work if you are an Artsonia member.Click on above video linkWeek of June 8, 2020Click on your grade level to have fun learning how to draw.No need to submit to Ms. Martinezunless you want to share your artistic creations..Week of June 1, 2020Click on Link AboveUse this time to "Catch Up" on any work that you need to submit.Deadline for all final submissions is June 5, 2020If you are done with all your submissions,go ahead and click on your grade level for a FUN art activity.No submissions necessary for this week's art activity.Click on link above. No submission needed.A fun activity for my dear Fifth Graders.Click on link aboveWeek of May 25, 2020This week we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2020We honor and remember all those who have been part of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.We salute them for their bravery, courage, and patriotism.All grade levels will have the same art project this week.Click on your grade level and enjoy the holiday week.Click on link aboveWeek of May 18, 2020SPACE- is an element of ArtArtists love to create SPACE in their art.How do they do that? Hmmmm...Well, this week, you will be able to create some really cool SPACE in your Art!Kindergarteners and First Graders will be creating some cool Seascapes.Second and Third Graders are going to tackle some awesome Landscapes.Fourth and Fifth Graders are going to challenge themselves to imagine and create awesome Cityscapes.Are you ready???Art lessons will be posted on Monday, May 18, 2020Click on your grade level on the left hand side.Have FUN!!!IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTTo follow up Mrs. Mckiernan's post on the Switlik Site,all 5th grade artwork will be returned to their homeroom teachers for a June scheduled pick up soon to follow.All K-4th grade artwork will be kept and returned in September.If you will not be returning to Switlik next schoolyear, please send me an email so I can have it ready for a scheduled pick up per Switlik pick up directives.Pick up directives soon to follow.Thanks for your cooperation.We are Switlik!We miss you!Stay Switlik Strong!Dear Parents/Guardians,I just want you to know that ART comes in all forms.If your child does any other form of ART at home, please feel free to send me a photo for grade credit towards their report card.During this difficult time, ART is expressed in many different ways.Keep safeandKeep CreatingI miss all my Switlik chikadee darlings!Week of May 11, 2020I hope you enjoyed your virtual museum trip to the Tate Museum last week.Each artist has their very own style, just like you.This week, you will discover some famous artists and their artistic styles.Find your grade level on the left side tabs and click for your lessons.Feel free to check out the other grade levels and have fun discovering other artists.Week of May 4, 2020This week's lesson we pay tribute to our Switlik Moms by taking them on a virtual class trip to the museum.Mother's Day at the Museum!Have fun and Thank you Moms for all you do.Click your grade level on the left hand tabs.Here is the painting I did at the Tate Kids Paint Gallery.Dear Parents/Guardians,I just want you to know that ART comes in all forms.If your child does any other form of ART at home, please feel free to send me a photo for grade credit towards their report card.During this difficult time, ART is expressed in many different ways.Keep safeandKeep CreatingTry to complete weekly art projects in a timely fashion, so you don't get behind with your artwork.I grade all submissions and it will reflect on your 3rd marking period grade.Just a friendly reminder, make sure your name, grade, and teacher are clearly labeled on your artwork before submitting to me. No selfies, please.FYI: Ms. Trotta and Mrs. Fox First Grade artwork is being showcased on the Switlik Virtual Art Museum. Check it out, my chikadee darlings!Click on above link.Welcome back, my chikadee darlings!!!Phase III of Remote Learning starts April 20, 2020Click on your grade level to find your art lessons for the week.Don't forget to take a photo of your finished workand submit to my email address above.It's important that you label your work with yourNameGrade LevelHomeroom Teacherthis will be a BIG help with filing your artwork.No selfies with the artwork please, thanks.Rainbow of HOPECreate your own rainbow of hope using any art supplies you have at home.Tape your finished rainbow to an outside window of your home to help spread the message of HOPE.Click on the link above.Check out our Switlik Virtual Art Museum on the Switlik Webpage.Currently featuring select artwork that was chosen to be initially showcasedat the Jackson Children's Library for the month of April.Congratulations, my chikadee artists!!!We will continue to add on to our virtual art museum using artwork that you digitally submit to Ms. Martinez.Please include your name, grade, and homeroom teacherin the front to identify your artwork.No selfies with your artwork, please.Thanks for all you do.PHASE II Remote LearningCheck out the Elementary Special Area Lessons on the District Web Site under Phase II Remote Learning.Tons of fun learning art activities to do.Check out the art activity links and resources on my class page.Keep on drawing and being artsy, my chikadee darlings!Please remember:Parents, I want to let you know...Right now, don't worry about your child falling behind in Art.There is no such thing. Each day as they create, imagine, formulate, build, color, paint, glue... they are improving on their art skills.When we return to the Art Room, I will pick up where we left off and continue to support them wherever they are artistically.Your child's mental health and safetyis more important than their artistic skills.Do tell them that Ms. Martinez Darling misses all her chikadee darlings!Please send in an art smock or used/clean shirt for Art.Let's be safe and creative.
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The Art Department at Switlik School is gearing up for another exciting, fun, and artistically creative school year!
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Please bring in an old shirt to use as an art smock.
SWITLIK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS SHARE THEIR ARTWORK WITH THE WORLD! Jackson, NJ -- Move Over Famous Artists! Switlik Elementary School artists are taking over the spotlight! Maria Martinez, the school's Art Teacher, has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display the students' artwork. Anyone can view the school gallery online at: www.artsonia.com/schools/switlik1. Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits. Switlik Elementary School students join thousands of students from over 100 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia.
"This program is a wonderful way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education," said Maria Martinez. All of Artsonia's artwork (nearly 10 million and counting!) are viewable online, and any teacher or parent can create an online art gallery for their child or school. Artsonia provides several online features such as fan clubs and personal guestbooks, as a way for families to encourage the creativity and imaginations of their young artists. In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with the child's artwork, with Artsonia donating 15 percent of their annual product revenue back to school art programs. Headquartered in Gurnee, Ill., Artsonia was established in 2000 as an online kid's art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools to create art projects. Since its inception, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children's education. To find out more, visit www.artsonia.com