Friday, November 11, 2016

The Studio Space!

This is my art room. 
I thought I'd start out by sharing our creative space at The Summit (this is just for grades 1-4, amazingly, there are three other art classrooms on campus for middle and high school students). 

Admittedly, these photos were taken at the start of my first year here, 2015-16. 
 computer area divided from the rest of the studio with work space for all the matting behind
 my personal sink area, behind my desk
 art room rules and some cabinetry near student tables
 student work tables
 I. have. a. smarboard. WHA?! 
 drawers for in-process student work, kiln room visible to the side
drying rack to one side, free time activity for early finishers

If you have questions about any of these areas in my classroom, feel free to ask. This is my ninth year teaching and I am always learning more about organization and flow in the art room. I feel like I might finally be getting it down to a science!  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reviving the ole' blog!

I have to admit, it's pretty clear I think about this blog very rarely! 
I have become fairly active on Insta at art_with_mrs._carvitti and its just so much quicker to post a picture and a caption of what we're working on in the Art Room. 
But, I am going to re-commit myself to more frequent blogging! I promise. 

I am expecting another baby and it seems I last posted right around the time my first one was born.....nearly, er....2.5 years ago. Whoops. 

In that time, I have changed schools and teach only 1st-4th grade art now rather than my previous super daunting 9 grade levels at a K-8 school. 
I am WAY closer to home, a mere 20 minute drive versus commuting across state borders 45 minutes away. 

So, I will re-introduce myself to you! 
I am Hilary. I teach art grades 1-4 at The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, OH. 
I am a mom, wife, marathoner, and calligrapher.

Thanks for swinging by and I hope to have more for you soon on this little blog.