ART - Fall Quarter 2020

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts - Teaching K-8 - The Colorado College - Colorado Springs Master of Fine Arts - University of California - Los Angeles Bachelor of Science - Environmental Education and Resource Policy - University of California - Berkeley

ART - Fall Quarter 2020

Dear Madison Students and Families,

Hello from Miss Mathiessen.  As we move into the 1st quarter of this new school year, art classes will be on Schoology and I will be teaching on Webex from the art room. This is a very new way to be in school for many of us, and a challenging way to be in art class. But, I'm very excited to learn all about art with you in this new way. Always remember that we are in this together.

Art Supplies:  For your first few lessons, you will need to have paper, pencil, eraser, and crayons or color pencils ready to use.  If you don't have unlined paper, you may use lined paper for now.  If you don't have crayons or color pencils, email me at and let me know what you need.  As we go along, we will need other art-making materials.  I am putting packets of materials together for you and will let you know when they are ready.  Sometimes, I may ask you to find common household items with which to make art.  

Procedures:  All your art lessons will be on your Schoology art class page. They may include "live" guided lessons with me on Webex, links and posted assignments for you to do on your own, or a combination of the two.  Most lessons will include turning in photos of your art work and any writing assignments I give you.  I will send instructions about how to post your work onto Schoology, as soon as I can. Your short, writing assignments will be based on prompts that I provide, about what you are learning and making.

Expectations:  Online classroom work and behavior expectations are similar to in-person instructions with some additions and modifications. These are the behavior and work expectations that we reviewed in our first Webex meeting. They will be posted on our Schoology page and are basically the same for every class. 

Office Hours:  Information about additional help or individual instruction from me, will be available soon.

As ever, with warmth, and joy, and sincerity, I am your art teacher,

Miss Abbe Mathiessen