Elementary Art

Explore your CREATIVITY with MRS. V!

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to in-person learning!  I am eager to get back into the art studio to work with your children.  For those of you I haven’t met, my name is Katie Vranesich and this is my second year at OLR.  Prior to Refuge, I  taught art at Detroit Country Day Middle School for 7 years, as well as Everest Academy, for two years.  I also worked at the Shrine Early Childhood Center creating an art program for the school.  Art is my passion, and I look forward to sharing my excitement with all of your children.  Because art is a process, many of the projects that we will do this year will build upon skills.  I will be holding on to completed projects until later in the school year for displays around the school as well as art shows.  

Please keep a (name labeled) smock or apron in your child’s bag/cubby/locker to be worn to art class.  This will cut down on recycling germs in the classroom and will protect your child’s uniform from the many art supplies that we will be exploring.  Some smocks may need to be washed on a weekly basis, especially for those students who wish to really explore the mediums .  Please return the smock to your child’s bag after washing it so that it will be ready for the next art class.  We will be getting messy and using a variety of materials, so it is important that each student is prepared. 

Lastly, I am in need of some old newspapers.  If you have any to spare in your recycling bin, please consider donating some to the art room.  Thank you for your support.  I look forward to seeing your children again as we continue on with their artistic journey!

 ~Mrs. V. 

“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” 

~Pablo Picasso