St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
301-733-1184 | email

Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Enjoy your summer!

Boy did this year seem to fly by!  I have enjoyed all the time I have spent with the students and I am looking forward to seeing them again in the fall. I don’t think my mind ever rests when it comes to new ideas and projects for art.  I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing and safe summer and that you all do some drawing!!  I am excited to see how many students take me up on my drawing challenge.  Stay...

Happy New Year!

Welcome back!  Whose ready for SNOW?! Just when I thought I had successfully made it through a busy fall/December in the art room and could breathe, I looked at my plans and winter and spring look just a crazy and packed!!  Oh well, it wouldn’t be fun of it was boring...

Busy, busy, busy!

We have had a few busy months in art class!  Students completed many projects including one for our school’s auction and one for our Square 1 fundraiser.  Thank you to all who purchased gifts through Square 1 and those who bid on art projects! The students did an awesome job!! We worked on several projects for fall and also made portfolios to bring our artwork home in January.  I think the Artist of the Month has been a success. Students seem interested in learning about new artists and their sketchbooks are getting filled with some amazing drawings! We also made 3 trips to the museum this fall. Students saw some wonderful exhibits and were able to spend a good bit of time doing some hands on activities. Museum trips for the spring are being planned as well as out art school’s art exhibit.  We will be switching gears and working on some great projects for winter, for Catholic schools week and for our museum exhibit...

Square 1 Art fundraiser

Every student in Kindergarten thru 8th grade has spent the last few weeks working on an art project for this fundraiser. I am happy to say everything is ready to ship out tomorrow! A flier came home last week letting parents know a little about the fundraiser.  In a few weeks, all students will receive a package with their art and an order form allowing families to purchase products with their students artwork on it. These make great gifts for the holidays.  This is also a great way to showcase your child’s art while helping to support the...

Off to a smooth start!

Well, we are in week 3 of art classes and we seem to be off to a smooth start!  Students in elementary school spent the last 2 weeks working on some wonderful self-portraits and middle school students worked on creating identity grids.  This week we will set up our sketch books with 3 sections and begin our “Artist of the Month” lessons.  I am very excited about this art history portion of the class.  We will also begin our monthly drawing lessons.  First up will be a still life including miniature pumpkins and the head of a sunflower … perfect for fall!  Keep and eye out for information about our Square 1 Art fundraiser.  Students will begin working on this project in the coming weeks.  Lastly, thank you for all of the art room supply donations!! They are immensely appreciated...

One week to go!

There is less than a week to go and the art room is finally coming together! I am excited to see everyone. I am also excited to see if anyone took my summer drawing challenge.