Ms. Gately – Art Teacher

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Welcome to the Art Room! My name is Ms. Gately and I am so happy to be part of the St. Stanislaus Community this year. I have been a K-8 Art Teacher since 2008, spending much of my career instructing Visual Arts Curriculum at the Holy Name Parish School in West Roxbury, MA. I am so excited to be sharing my skills as a Visual Arts Educator with the students at St. Stan’s. In January, I will be working with Grades K-2 and we will be focusing on collage, mixed media, drawing/painting techniques and creating artwork inspired by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Gustav Klimt, Laurel Birch, Alma Woodsey Thomas and Faith Ringgold.¬†The first guideline in the Art Room is that Everybody is an Artist!, in turn, my goal as a Visual Arts Educator is to create a program that is engaging, accessible and fun! We will start out 2024 creating projects that are focused on identifying basic lines and shapes as well as patterns. We will be looking at the color wheel and learning how to mix colors as well as use color for self expression. We will also be doing projects based on the students’ names or a self-portrait. In this way, it gives me the great opportunity to learn more about the students, as well as provide an environment in which students associate their identity with the artmaking process. I am looking forward to meeting¬† and working with the K-2 students at St. Stan’s and contributing to a colorful, creative rest of the school year!