Hosmer Elementary School
Visual Art, PreK-5th
Hello from the Hosmer Art Studio!
This will be my 8th year teaching at Hosmer and my 11th year teaching
elementary art. My career as a teacher started after working in the graphic
commercial arts. When I am not teaching at Hosmer I enjoy playing with my own
two kids, traveling and of course painting.
My mission as an art teacher is to give my students art experiences in a
variety of art media and techniques while acquiring a knowledge base that will
lead to a life long love of the arts. My lessons cover the elements and
principles of art and design while students learn visual art vocabulary,
problem solving skills and creative expression.
The Visual Arts curriculum emphasizes development of students’ skills and
understanding of creating (art); promotes knowledge and understanding of the
historical and cultural context of the arts; uses a variety of assessment
methods to evaluate what students know and are able to do; provides
opportunities for students to make connections among the arts, with other
disciplines within the core curriculum, and with arts resources in the community.
(Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Frameworks)
The arts are an integral part of the human experience and, therefore, an
essential component in the education of all people. They have equal value
with all other intellectual and creative pursuits and enable us to celebrate
and preserve our diverse cultural heritage. Students of the arts actively
participate in and experience their learning, using all of their senses
while discovering and developing their own unique intelligences and learning
The mission of the Watertown Public Schools Fine Arts Program is to foster
creative expression in students by providing the essential skills and
knowledge necessary for those who wish to pursue a career in the arts. We
also seek to create a sensitivity to and respect for the arts in all
students, enhancing the quality of their lives and an understanding of the
diversity of human expression in the global village in which we all live.