Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wonderful donation to the Maynard Arts Program!

I'm excited to announce that the Maynard Public Schools received a wonderful donation from the artists at 6 Bridges Gallery and Steve Trumble of the Maynard Fine Arts Theater Place.  This donation has been specifically allocated to the public school art departments.  The group raised over $2,600 for our art department supplies! Each Visual Art Specialist will receive approximately $800 for additional supplies.  At Green Meadow,  I will utilized the funds to purchase supplies I would not normally buy-such as Crayola Model Magic, specialized markers, metallic paints, additional print making supplies, clay and a new shelf for our kiln.  Below is the photo of me and Sean Perham (Fowler School) accepting the check from Steve Trumble and Denise Shea on behalf of the Maynard Public Schools Art Departments.  If you are in town, please stop by 6 Bridges Gallery (on Main Street) or the Fine Arts Theater Place and thank them for the wonderful contribution to our students art curriculum!

Friday, September 4, 2015


The Art Room is getting ready for another great year!  We will spend the beginning of the year doing some community building projects including Maynard Tigers and a Green Meadow community mural.  As the year moves on we will be focusing on studying the Masters including Picasso, Van Gogh, Mattisse, Monet and more.  We will work in a variety of mediums including 2D and 3D work.  The Second Grade will have their annual art show in the spring.  The exact date and location have not yet been determined but we hope to have that information soon.

How you can help.  If you'd like to help in the art room this year, please email me directly.  The following list of supplies would be helpful.

  • old watch or clock parts
  • buttons
  • old hardware supplies (screws, washers, bolts, nuts etc.) no nails please
  • Shoe Boxes
  • paper towels
  • clorox or disinfectant wipes 
  • Hand wipes
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer

Looking forward to a wonderful year.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Art Room needs your help!

The clock is ticking down to the Second Grade Art Show.  The Art Room needs volunteers to help transport work, make signs, hang the show and take the show down.  

Please see the SignUpGenius link below to sign up.  Times are flexible and if you're availability does not fit into the schedule please email me at to let me know when you'd like to help.  

Many hands make light work!! 

Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coming soon! Hope to see you there.  Fliers will be backpacked home tomorrow.  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Winter Update

Happy 2015!  Here are some samples of the work we've created recently including Grade 1 pattern owls.  They've taken up residence in the front display case so please stop and take a look when you visit the school.  They have such individual personalities- I just LOVE them.  Also, please keep an eye out for this week's School Newsletter.  There is important information about our move to the online art museum ARTSONIA.COM where I will upload student work for families to view, share and order items with artwork on it.  If you'd like to get an idea of what it's about, scroll down to Grade 3 and see directions on how to see their work.  Also, a HUGE Thank You to Lydia Clancy who has been volunteering in the art room on Thursdays and has helped me organize, clean, label work and put up the beautiful displays in the school.  I could never get all this done with out her! Thank you Lydia!!!

Donations:  Clean Egg Cartons, old marbles or glass beads, buttons, CDs, clorox wipes, paper towels, hand wipes, old hardware parts (no nails please), cardboard from boxes (at least 9X11 size)

Grade K: Heather Galler Folk Art Landscapes.  Students drew their hills, divided their hills into sections, added patterns, drew a house, tree, and the moon or sun.  Students outlined their work in Sharpie, colored their patterns with crayon and painted with watercolor.

Grade 1: Pattern Owls based on the book "The Little White Owl". Students read "The little White Owl" then drew their owls, added patterns in Oil Pastel and painted with watercolors.  Students then cut out their owls and added a branch for them to perch on.

Grade 2: Snowmen At Night in Chalk.  Students studied light and shadow and blending chalk after reading the book "Snowmen at Night".   We discussed light and shadow and students drew their snowmen focusing on the light and shade then dded details to their drawings.

Grade 3: Birds with Birdhouses.  Students drew and painted birdhouses then created birds using craft and painted paper and glued them on to their birdhouses.  To view examples visit, click on "schools" just under ART MUSEUM.  Select Massachusetts, then Maynard MA and Green Meadow will appear.  
*inspired by a lesson on DeepSpaceSparkle