Hello fabulous Volunteer Art Instructors!
This is YOUR webpage--dedicated to providing guidance, ideas, reminders, and information so you can be the best Artie you can be! If there's something you'd like to see on this page, please complete the form at the bottom. Thank you for all you do for our school!
You are invited to explore the art room. Just a few minutes before your pick up your student(s) or after drop off can not only help you find your way around but spark many ideas for art instruction. Remember to incorporate the elements of art in your lesson plans whether through medium, method, movement or artist. These lessons will become layers giving your students powerful context for social and emotional learning.
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Thank you again for all you do at Jessie Beck!
Dear Volunteer Art Instructors (“Arties”),
My name is Whitney Stodtmeister, and I am very excited to be the new Art Coordinator at Jessie Beck. I wanted to introduce myself quickly and welcome you to a new year of volunteering as Arties. I was born and raised here in Reno, NV and enjoyed creating art from my days in elementary school to my art and photography classes at Galena High School. I graduated with a B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Art History, and I have taken several fine art classes in many different mediums including oil painting, watercolor, photography, printmaking, and book binding. My three kids have attended Jessie Beck for the last six years, and I have been an Artie for all of them. I love the opportunity we have as Arties to teach kids about art, art history, different mediums, and to help them explore their creativity. I am very excited for the upcoming school year and want to thank all of you for volunteering in any capacity you can to strengthen the art program at Jessie Beck. The art program at Jessie Beck could not happen without each and every one of you. I plan to build upon the great program that Robin Heywood has created, and I want to focus this year on developing a collection of projects to help the Arties with ideas for their classrooms. Please know that I am always available to answer questions or to bounce ideas off of, and you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for volunteering and your commitment to art education.