Welcome to Mrs. Burch's web site.
It's time for a riot of color! The Sarasota County Schools Student Art Show is now hanging at Art Center Sarasota, located along North Tamiami Trail in front of Van Wezel, just south of the Municipal Auditorium. You may stop in and see the show any day Tuesday -Saturday 10-4. One of the most colorful and uplifting experiences you can have in Sarasota is to see this floor to ceiling exhibit. The last day to see the exhibit will be Saturday the 18th. Southside entries will be returned to students the week of the 21st-24th of May.
Please take a look at the exhibits gallery page. Our Comerica Bank Exhibits are winding down for this school year. Currently hanging are 4th grade and kindergarten projects. This is our last bank display of the year. You may drop by the bank and see them until mid May.
I would like to thank Dr. Alissa Shulman of Sovereign Plastic surgery, our CARE sponsor for the art room for the 2012-2013 school year.
Please enjoy my Southside Elementary School Art Room website. I have been posting new photographs as we have been busy making projects. The photos from last year are still up for you to enjoy. Please take a look at the many photo/gallery pages as well as the information pages. You will also find general information and links to museums.
I am pleased to announce I completed Zentangle teacher training in Rhode Island this August. I am now a C.Z.T. (certified Zentangle teacher). I look forward to bringing this art form to the children. We will be working with patterns and black ink. I plan to introduce more patterns at every grade level. Working with patterns helps the mind develop more connections that create a groundwork for mathematics and scientific reasoning. Artists such as Henri Matisse and Faith Ringgold used many patterns in their art. In fact patterns create a pleasing sense of repetition in many pictures. Be on the lookout for patterns in your child's art work. We will also be focusing more on line art with patterns in ink in art clubs. Take a look at the art club page.
This year we have a high school student, Zane, helping in the art room on Friday afternoons at the end of the day. He prepares clay and other materials for the students to use. He helps the last class of the day with clean up and getting ready to go. It is wonderful to have his help.
I wish to offer great thanks to Mrs. Sargent (Judy) who has been helping in the art room for the past month. She has cut paper, organized supplies, prepared art for display, changed displays, and helped children make paper.
Thanks also go Mrs. Verhagen (Jennifer), a Southside mom, who has been tirelessly sharpening pencils so they are ready for use when the children come in.