Phone: 845-279-3702, ext. 7503
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Masters in Art Education Permanent Certification Art K-12 Permanent Certification CTE Commercial Art
Welcome to The Henry H. Wells Art Department! We enjoy sharing our love for art with our students, and take great pride in helping our classes to develop artistic skills through a wide variety of materials.
I have worked at Wells since September of 2015, and have enjoyed it very much. Before that, I taught at the high school level, and worked as a graphic designer for many years. These past experiences enhance the skills and content that I deliver to my classes.
Creative Arts 8 and Art 7 are the classes I currently teach. All students are expected to come to class with a number two pencil. Grades are based upon effort, participation and completetion of assignments.
I am also the Yearbook Advisor for Wells. We have a Yearbook Club that is comprised of students from all three grades, who help to put the book together. In addition, Mrs. Othmer and I have a sixth-grade Art Club that meets every Wednesday after school.
Please enjoy looking at the wonderful artwork, and feel free to contact me with any questions.
The following art courses are offered at Wells:
6th grade exploratory Students are introduced to the proper use of art materials to enhance visual communication. Materials used are pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel and watercolor.
Creative art 6 (elective) Students create art through critical thinking and the developement of technical skills.
7th grade art (required) Students expand on prior art skill using a variety of art media. Materials used are pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel and watercolor.
Creative art 7 (elective) Students develop their art skills by building on previous skills and techniques. In addition to drawing and painting, students explore clay and paper mache mediums.
Creative art 8 (elective) Students have the opportunity to choose their theme and personalize their art based on their skill level and interests.
Makerspace art 8 (elective) Students use art as a platform to create a positive impact on their school and community.