8th Grade Glow-in-the Dark Dot Day Project

Junior High students recently completed a Dot Day project for International Dot Day (September 15th, 2021) using fluorescent oil pastels to create a radially balanced design, They then used mini blacklight flashlights to make them glow along with some blacklight LED strips around the classroom for the full effect. International Dot Day is based on the book “The Dot”, by Peter H. Reynolds which encourages students “to start with a dot and see where it takes you”, when creating all art. Enjoy their work below.

International Dot Day-September 15th, 2021-Tuesday Classes-Mendoza, McCann, and Betzolt

All students in grades K-8 are celebrating International Dot Day in Art Classes this week. The actual day is Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.

All students watched the Dot Day video book then created different age appropriate projects. K, 1st, and 2nd created dot art masterpieces in a frame just like the one in the book. Grades 3, 4, and 5 created radial balanced designs on coffee filters with water based markers. They will spray them with water next week to achieve a tie-dye result. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are creating radial balanced designs on black paper with fluorescent oil pastels. Next week they will view their completed work with black lights to enjoy a glow-in-the dark result. Please see some of the Tuesday classes work in progress below.

Mrs. Mendoza’s Room K-8

Mrs. McCann’s Room 4-25

Ms. Betzolt’s Class-6-20

Check back throughout this week and next week for artwork from additional classes.

Happy National Arts in Education Week-September12-18th, 2021!

Attention, attention! The benefits of the Arts in schools are hard to deny! I am so happy to have the opportunity to help our St. Juliana students be the best and most well rounded students that they can be! It goes well beyond art classes. It’s about setting the foundation and making available opportunities to become successful in all aspects of life. St. Juliana School continues to provide this and more for our students! Happy National Arts in Education Week! GO SJS!

Art Class Welcome 2021-22 School Year

Hello. My name is Mrs. Herion. I am the Art Teacher at St. Juliana School. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail (jherion@stjuliana.org), should you have any questions. Also, make sure you subscribe to the blog for “Mrs. Herion’s Art Class Blog”. I will blog frequently with any important Art class information as well as post some of our artists at work along with their artwork.

Welcome back to another great school year and a special welcome to all of our new families. I look forward to seeing all of our wonderful artists in grades K-8!

Kindergarten through 5th grade meet once a week for 30-45 minutes (depending on grade level). The 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will meet twice a week for 45 minutes each day, for half of the school year. They will then switch to STEAM classes for the second half of the year.

All students will need an Art smock which will be kept in their classroom until needed. Please have students bring in any old t-shirt (a little big is best).

We will have all Art classes back in the Art room this year! We are all very excited and grateful for that.

In addition, I gladly accept any donations of art supplies you may have, such as paper, new markers, color pencils, etc. Feel free to email me (jherion@stjuliana.org), with any possible donations.

Check back periodically to see what we are up to in the Art room. I look forward to another great year of Art classes!