Welcome to Harding's Art Program!


     ! Please Go to my MEET THE TEACHER for ALL ART LESSONS during this time of school closings!  Thank you!

    Mrs. Marie Peterson
    Art teacher
    Masters in Art Education
    (814) 874-6550
    Harding Elementary School
    820 Lincoln Avenue
    Erie, PA 16505
     Room: #108
     Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade 
      Greetings, Parents and Guardians!
         I am pleased to be your child's art teacher this school year at Harding Elementary School!  Great things are in store for our students in the Visual Art classes.  You can be assured that experiences in the art classes will enhance your child's learning in positive ways.
    Each student is scheduled to take Art Education class once every 6 days.  Each grade level will complete art projects that integrate the
    7 Art Elements: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space . . .  with the . . .
    7 Design Principles: Balance, Emphasis, Unity, Contrast, Rhythm, Pattern, Movement
    The students will study and complete art activities using a variety of materials and tools from crayons, markers, paper, pencils, scissors, glue, tape, staplers, paint, brushes, ink, yarn, plaster, metal, clay, etc. so that each student gains a variety of Art experiences.  The children will:  Draw, Trace, Cut, Glue, Construct, Mold, Form, Weave . . . embracing projects in: 
    Drawing, Painting, Collage, Weaving, and 3-Dimensional Form/Sculpture 
    Each grade level "builds-on" the skill level from the previous year and learns about famous artists throughout Art History.  The students will discuss their artwork with their classmates too.
         Your student's grade is based-on the Erie's Public Schools "Elementary Related Arts grading scale" - 
    3 Level Grading Scale:
                                                                                   1 - Outstanding Work
                                                                                   2- Satisfactory Progress
                                                                                   3 = Needs Improvement
    My classroom rules relate directly to our
    Harding PBS Classroom Expectations of being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE, and FOCUSED . . . 
    Art Classroom Rules
    1)   The Golden Rule - Treat others the way you want to be treated
    2)   Safety First - Quiet hands (Do not touch materials until told to do so) / Listen to all safety instructions
    3)   Stay in your assigned seat - Unless permission is given to move
    4)   One voice at a time - Listen to the speaker (teacher or peer) / Noise level - 0 - no talking/no noise
                                                                                                                                       1 -  whispering
                                                                                                                                       2 - Normal speaking voices
          A successful school year is a partnership between student, teacher, and parents/guardians.  I am excited to work with you, and I look forward to many enjoyable learning experiences in Art class with your student.  Please check-in to my webpage periodically to see student art work and interesting art experiences throughout the year! 
     If you have any questions or concerns during our time together, please feel free to contact me via my district email or call the school phone, and I will get back in touch with you as soon as I am available.
      Best regards,
      Mrs. Peterson