ART one sign-up for REMIND!

We all need reminders! This is a busy world, especially if you are a student! This is an easy way to stay on top of your due dates…

If you sign up, you get extra credit!

If your parent or guardian signs up, you get double the extra credit!

Click on the link below to be directed to the remind page on our class website, choose your class and follow the directions:

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Welcome Titans of 2021!


Welcome to our visual arts class! I am truly excited to have all of you join me for a year of learning and I look forward to getting to know each one of you. If you want to know a little bit about me, click on the picture below:


I wanted to share this video, “What Students Really Need to Hear” by Chase Mielke. It was shown to me during my induction with ACPS and I found it inspiring and real; as it truly speaks as to how I feel about my students. So for all my new students, previous students, and fellow teachers I wanted to gift you with his spoken word. Maybe some or all of it will resonate with you as it has me.


Click here for Chase Miekle’s BLOG

Get ready to be immersed in the artistic process, push your creative boundaries, take a few risks, discover your inner artist, create some art and most importantly, experience one of the most fundamental aspects of what it is to be a part of human race.

There is little that shapes the human experience as profoundly and pervasively as creativity. Creativity drives progress in every human endeavor, from the arts to the sciences, business, and technology.

Scott Barry Kaufman

Bring in your RECYCLING for extra credit!

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Our next project requires the use of 3 cereal boxes or foam board per student, so we need to collect as much as we can get! Bring in your recycling…

The best material for making a cube is foam board. It looks something like this and you can find it at Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, A.C. Moore, and/or Michael’s. The bigger the better:)


If you can’t bring in those, then grab your empty cereal boxes!


Other items we need are:

aluminum foil, lids and caps of all sizes, small cups and containers, like empty spice containers, pill bottles, applesauce containers, empty egg cartons, plastic easter eggs, medium containers with lids, for example, yogurt and sour cream containers, wine corks, empty tape rolls, paper towel and/or toilet paper rolls, gift wrapping rolls, Styrofoam and/or paper cups, Styrofoam pieces, light bulbs, plastic spoons and forks…


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What is Your Story?

Hey Kiddos! Check out this art contest provided by the national PTA arts program:

T.C students, what is your story? Show us or tell us in this year’s PTA Reflections Art Contest. Express yourself in six different ways:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Enter as many times as you wish, and in as many categories as you wish. Entry forms and copies of the Reflections rules can be found at the Reflections bin in the Library/Media Center, or by visiting Place your entry in the Reflections bin located in the Library/Media Center by 3:30 pm on Friday, October 21, 2016 or give to me to turn in!


 This will count as a sketchbook grade!

(It could replace a not-so-great sketchbook grade or replace a NHI)


OOOOH-weeee! Fresh artists!

I absolutely adore teaching and I am so excited to have the opportunity to begin another year! Class of 2020 is a wonderful group of kiddos and I am privileged with guiding you on your artistic journey this year.

Dear Students,

I believe in you.

I trust in you.

You are listened to.

You are cared for.

You are important.

You will succeed.


Mrs. Eller

Please check out my post to my previous students by clicking the icon below – it really sums up quite a bit!


Blended Learning Camp: Using an Online Presence to Improve Class Flow and Student Self-Direction

Welcome to Blended Learning Camp 2016: Session 3 and 4!

Click on the link below to complete your warm-up:


Essential Question(s):

1. What is blended learning?
2. How can I create an online presence?

3. What online tools are available for use and how can I incorporate these tools in my classroom?

4. How can blended learning, an online presence and online tools improve class flow and student self-efficacy?

Mastery Objective(s): The student will…

1. engage with online tools by participating in online activities.

2. demonstrate understanding by designing a content-specific online resource for a possible lesson or activity. 

What is BLENDED LEARNING?    Could I already be using this in my classroom?    How can I make this work for me and my kids without MORE WORK?

Blended learning–instruction that combines online and onsite (in-classroom) resources and practices–is a research-based approach that leverages technology to build a collaborative, engaging, efficient, and effective learning environment. Blended learning takes many forms: teachers can blend a single lesson or activity, or use blended learning as a framework for an entire course.


Click on the link below to participate in our answer garden!



Click the image below for the link to the Blended Learning Camp Folder on Google Drive:

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  1. Design your own content-specific online resource!!! I’m here for help and questions!

ART Classroom Transformation!


Are you my student and need EXTRA CREDIT – then looky here! Cast your vote in all 3 categories below and the points will magically appear in the gradebook 🙂


The 2015-2016 school year is almost over and I have slowly been transforming my classroom into the environment that I desire for my students and I to be in on a daily basis. I tell my students that my desk is my ‘sacred space’, like their backpacks; but also my classroom is just as important to me because I live in it. The majority of my days are spent in this space shared with over 100 other beings.

It really bothers me as a Visual Art Teacher when I walk into other teacher’s classrooms and they are boring, messy, or just plain visually unappealing. My environment has always had such an effect on me in an academic and artistic setting – I find it easier to feel settled, get focused and be happy in a visually rich surrounding.

One of my classes has been working to ‘transform’ the room with paint! I wanted to make areas in the room that were functional as well as unify in with an overall design to produce a harmonious setting for my budding artists to explore and create in.

Our next step is to put several quotes all in different fonts on a wall of cabinets. I myself, can be a very indecisive person at times, especially when it involves something kinda permanent – so to make it easy on me, I would like my students and people I know who care about my classroom to have a say as to what goes on my cabinets!

I have separated them into 3 different categories to vote from: ART, CREATIVITY + LIFE. Please take the time to vote once in each category. You may vote for only 5 quotes in each category. Also, these are images that I uploaded from Pinterest, however, remember that my students and I will not necessarily be painting them on the cabinets they way they appear in the image. So, please vote on the words and meaning of the quotes versus the ‘style’ of the image.

Remember, please submit only once, 5 in each category! Votes will be tallied on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016!



Vote here for ART Quotes Category!



Vote here for CREATIVITY Quotes Category!



Vote here for LIFE Quotes Category!

Thank you for voting! There will be pictures when we are finished!!!