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Mrs. Mary Kay Foree

Art Teacher

Office hours: 8:15-4:00 daily

Plan times vary each day. 

913-239-7400


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New Art News

Please see the Back-To-School Attachment below for general information about the art program at SRE.

 

Our artist of the year for the 2013-2014 school year is Henri Matisse! 

 

 After our first class of reviewing procedures, we will begin our study of Matisse, 1869-1954. Henri Matisse,a French artist, was famous for his wildly colorful paper cut outs and paintings and was a leader of a new style of art called Post Impressionism. Post Impressionism featured a new way to paint and express feelings. Each class will create a different art project in honor of this famous artist. I hope you enjoy all of the beautiful Matisse inspired projects that are coming home AND the art in the halls of SRE! 

 

 Check under "Assignments and Handouts" for everything you need to know about our important Nelson-Atkins Museum Unit. We will begin this extensive unit of study in April, but it is never to early to tour the museum and find the work of art that your student will study during this unit. 

FYI, the Nelson-Atkins is closed Mondays AND Tuesdays.

 

DID YOU KNOW!!!!

....that the Overland Park Arboretum on 179th and HW69 has a Monet Garden?  Monet was our artist of study for the 2011-2012 school year. The Monet Garden attempts to capture the subtle blending of soft colors and shapes typical in the original Monet garden in France.  Weeping willow trees, perennials, and annuals surround ponds, creating a colorful palate that will make you feel as though you are in one of Monet's paintings.  Please share this garden with your young art student and make sure to stand on the Japanese bridge! 

 



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Why is Art Important?

ART builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

ART connects us with our past and present.

ART helps build eye-hand coordination.

ART reinforces other disciplines of education.

ART teaches observation, interpretation and evaluation.

ART engages all student in education.

ART teaches students to be life-long learners.

 


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Check out the art room at SRE!


Do you need more information on our famous Nelson-Atkins Museum Unit at the end of the school year?  Check under "Assignments and Handouts".


Here is a GREAT website to help review some of the artists we have studied at SRE.  Enjoy!!!!

http://www.mykidsart.com.au/Famous_Artists_from_My_Kids_Art.html