Welcome to art class!
Why is art education important for young learners?
Art education encourages creativity, problem-solving skills, promotes confidence, and makes connections across all disciplines. At Seven Hills, we follow the Core Knowledge Art Sequence and make connections to what students are learning about in their Core Knowledge Units. Students learn about important artists, movements in history, and how to use different mediums. They learn new artistic skills and concepts every day. Art class provides an important creative outlet for our students and we have a lot of fun each and every day!
Meet your Art Teacher:
Hello! My name is Malorie Binn and I am the Visual Art Teacher for K-5 students at Seven Hills Preparatory School. This is my 7th year teaching at Seven Hills and I love teaching art to our wonderful students. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and Art History and have a Master's Degree in Art Education. I have taught art classes to a wide variety of age levels and ability levels over the years. I studied art history abroad in Florence, Italy and am passionate about expanding children's visual vocabulary through teaching art!
In art class, we use our CARES:
And we follow the Art Room's "3 R's of Respect":
1. Respect Yourself (Try your very best every day and believe in yourself!)
2. Respect Others (Respect your classmates and your teacher)
3. Respect the Art Room and Its Materials (We learn the very first day of kindergarten how to take care of the art materials and how to clean-up the fun messes we get to make!)
*To see pictures of your child's artwork, go to http://mrsbinnsartroom.tumblr.com
In art class, the lessons follow the Core Knowledge Sequence for curriculum. My lessons also meet the MN Academic Standards for Visual Art. To see my Curriculum Overview for all grades, see the documents that are located in the Files and Materials section.