Mrs. Prodanas – Art Teacher

Office Hours: Wednesday 7:45am – 8:10am

Hello dear students and families,

As we wrap up this school year, please know that I have deeply missed spending time with you in the Art room, on the playground, in the cafeteria and at bus duty at the end of the day.

This has been a strange time for all of us but finding things to be grateful for is a good way to get through these tough times.  I feel lucky to have spent lots of time with you all this school year, lucky that you are always up for a challenge and for fun in Art class.   I have very good and strong memories of all of you working happily in class, and I reflect on those memories when I am missing you!

Be sure to be creative this summer vacation!   I always say, you don’t need fancy supplies to make great art.   Sketch, knit, keep a journal, paint (paint rocks!), build a fairy house out of leaves and sticks and tiny flowers.  For my middle schoolers who draw portraits and wolves and anime cartoons, please keep drawing!  Save your work in a portfolio (just a fancy word for folder).

To my 8th graders: Good luck, Congrats and don’t forget to come visit when we are all out in the world again!

Please contact me if you have any questions about artwork due next week (

Wishing you a healthy and safe summer vacation!
🙂   Mrs. Prodanas

Hello to all of my St Stans friends!   To keep busy this quarantine, I have been knitting these rectangular squares that I will eventually sew into a blanket.   I think the butterfly is my favorite!  ~ Mrs. Prodanas

April 2020

Hello Art students,

I hope you are all well and keeping busy!  Here are ideas to keep you thinking creatively over the next couple of weeks.

To my Primary students:

Keep drawing rainbows! Remember rainbow color order.  “ROY G. BIV”

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue) and violet (purple).

Also, think about how much you love “free draw” time in Art class and how much you love to make pictures for your family. Keep it up! Remember that Easter is coming, and you can make special cards and art to give to your family on Easter morning.

Here are some great videos about how to make origami bookmarks and how pencils are made:

To my older students:

Remember that you do not need fancy materials to practice drawing skills and to make good art. Gather up what you have around your home. Set up a little studio for yourself. Look outside, we will see more green and more color over the next few weeks.  Spring is here! Watch the world changing right outside your window. Draw what you see!

If you can, wander outside, look carefully for small things to draw. A leaf, a small bud, a crocus or a daffodil, a pinecone, etc. Inside your home you also have lots to draw: A favorite mug or toy, an apple or plant or an old shoe, these are all fun things to draw.

Please save your work and share with me when we meet again! Knitters: Knit!

I miss all of you!

Mrs. Prodonas

One last idea!

I read in the local paper that 2 local authors/illustrators are producing “How to draw” videos on Youtube.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch lady series) 2:00pm daily

Mo Willems (Gerald + Piggie the Pigeon)