A message from Mrs. Wags...
After 11 years of being the art teacher at SPC, the time has come for me to part ways and start the next chapter of my life.
I believe that we each meet someone in our lives who changes us in profound ways, leading us down paths we never knew existed and showing us who we are meant to become. For me, I gave birth to that someone. My son, Trevor, was diagnosed with autism in 2015. His diagnosis catapulted me into a new world that has inspired and shown me that my experience and talent as an art teacher can and should be used to serve a greater purpose.
This fall, I am planning on going back to school to pursue a master’s degree in autism spectrum disorders. My dream is to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and use my knowledge of art in a therapeutic manner.
It has been a privilege, honor, and blessing to have taught art for 11 years to the students at St. Paul of the Cross School.
You are forever in my heart!
About the Art Curriculum...
The art program at St. Paul of the Cross School is designed for students to perceive, create, and appreciate the visual arts. Students will gain an understanding of the variety of ways that artists function in society. Projects are based on art history and cultural art with a strong emphasis on the elements of art (line, color, shape, texture, etc.) and the principles of design (balance, contrast, pattern, unity, etc.) Students experience a wide assortment of media in both two and three dimensional art production. Problem solving skills as well as the development of fine motor skills are intrinsic to the art experience. Project assessment includes the following criteria:
- Knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design.
- Understanding the relationships among media, tools, technology, and processes.
- Skills when creating art using different media.