Welcome to Ms. Bridget Kelly's Art Classroom 124

My name is Bridget Kelly, and I am so excited to be apart of the St. Paul of the Cross School staff as the new art teacher! I was born and raised in Downers Grove where I went to a Catholic grade school and high school. I have a degree in Art Education from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin where I was able to participate in Cheerleading, Student Government, and other clubs on campus. The last 3 years I have spent the summers teaching multiple art classes at S.C.A.W in Oak Park. I also had the opportunity to student teach at a K-8 school and high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In my free time I love to create art, run, do yoga, and spend time with my family members. I am thrilled to begin teaching at St. Paul of the Cross School. I cannot wait to meet all of my students and see them create artwork!

Art Class News


8th Grade Art Homework: Finish emoji and turn in on google photos

7th Grade Ms. Coakley's class: Finish Photography assignment and turn in via Google Classroom.

6th Grade: Email finished LOGO to Ms. Kelly

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 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:

  1. Knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design.
  2. Understanding the relationships among media, tools, technology, and processes.
  3. Skills when creating art using different media.


Art Club: Will be for 7th and 8th graders and will meet every other Monday til 4pm. Art Club is full for this year.  

Art Club 2018 meetings below:

Monday Jan, 22nd

Monday Feb, 5th

Monday Feb, 26th

Monday March, 12th

Monday March, 26th

Monday April, 9th

Monday April, 23rd

Monday May, 7th

Monday May, 21st





The following are links to art web sites.


  • Sumo Paint - online drawing tool with many features







  • City Creator - design a modern, medieval, or Christmas city


OTHER (sites that have a variety of activities):

  • Exploratorium - cool activities with optical illusions
  • Art Safari - listen to questions to examine paintings with animals, from the MOMA


  • Students create art at their own risk! Some materials we use are permanent on clothing, so it is recommended that students wear an art smock to class.
  • Homework is not regularly given, however, students in grades 5-8 may take art projects home to finish them when necessary.