My heart goes out to all the families affected by the Marshall Fire. It was a rather unbelieveable event to witness. Together we will get through these hard times.
So hard to believe it is the start of a new semester. Your kids have been busy creating beautiful art that is currently decorating the Flatirons Elementary hallways, bringing much joy to everyone. I have slowly been sending some art work home, but I have held onto most completed art projects at school in hopes that this spring, we can have an in-person art show at Flatirons. We shall have to wait and see what the restrictions are in May... but hopefully!
If you have any questions about your child in art, please email me anytime. Sincerely,
Katie Salazar, Flatirons Art Teacher Email: email@example.com
Meet Flatirons Elementary Art Teacher: Katie Salazar
Hello Flatirons families! My name is Katie Salazar and I am the Flatirons Elementary Art Teacher. Flatirons is such wonderful team of dedicated educators.
My family and I share our time between Boulder and Summit County. I have had the pleasure of being an art teacher for children for the past fourteen years working. I have two beautiful daughters and a fun-loving dog that keep me very busy. When I'm not teaching art, I am a watercolor artist, working on commission, specializing in architectural renderings, cabin portraits and mountain landscapes. Check out my personal Art website: https://kroycesalazar.weebly.com
I look forward to teaching your children art this year!
Wow...Art Education is really valuable and useful! Look what the Colorado Department of Education has to say, "Exploration of visual arts is about invention, creation, and innovation. Building on the development of ideas through a process of inquiry, discovery, and research leads to the creation of works of art, and, whether using traditional materials or the latest technologies, prepares students to be independent, lifelong learners. Participation in the visual arts provides students with unique experiences and skills that develop important traits for success in the 21st century workforce. Studying art and design involves inquiry, posing and solving problems, perseverance, re-purposing, taking risks, and persuading and inspiring."
BVSD Visual ART CURRICULUM K-5 In Art, each grade is working on age appropriate projects, learning different skills and understanding different art concepts. I will be following the BVSD Visual Arts Year at a Glance. The Visual Arts Year at a Glance or YAAG is full of information about the Visual Art Standards that we follow and teach in the BVSD Visual Art Curriculum.
Personally as an art teacher, I feel that for student, art is about learning various art techniques and art CONCEPT; it is not all about the end PRODUCT. Sometimes are end results are awesome, sometimes they are more of a learning art experience. Check out the different grade level pages to see what your child is studying in art.