Welcome to Ms. Ott's Art Class
“Creativity takes courage”
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
My name is Lindsey Ott and I am excited to be at Mountain View as the Art and STEAM teacher. I was born in Kansas City Missouri, but have been in Colorado since I was two. I was raised in Evergreen and love all outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. During my free time I go hiking, skiing, camping, travel and paint. I have a pet goldfish named Chalupa that is turning 13 this year. I attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and received my Bachelors of Arts, Visual Arts with an emphasis in art and a concentration in painting. I consider myself an educator with a passion for art and want to share that enthusiasm!
Art and STEAM at Mountain View Elementary aren't just classes, I provide students with new adventures and ways of expressing themselves. When students come into Art and STEAM, it is another day to grow, think, learn, explore, discuss, write and create.
In Art your child will gain knowledge of different mediums and techniques (paint, clay, ink, printmaking and more). It is always an exciting experience to watch the children express themselves through the visual arts!! Please remind your students not to wear their favorite outfits on art days. I remind all students to put on paint-shirts, but accidents may, and sometimes do happen!
In STEAM your student will problem solve, experiment, critically think, and create while focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Students will explore to figure out a problem. While students are working they will ask questions, research and investigate to enhance their learning.
I look forward working with Mountain View students and watch them develop new skills!
What are student's doing in Art and STEAM this month?
"You learn something everyday if you pay attention"- Ray LeBlond
Kindergarteners are starting the year off creating under the sea creatures for Original Works.
First Grade Art
For the month of August first graders, are learning about aboriginal artwork and create their own aboriginal animal dot painting.
Second Grade Art
Second graders are going to learn about perspective in August to create both a bird's eye and ant's eye view of an animal.
STEAM will be starting in late August!
Art club is going to focus on a variety of drawing, pastels, and three dimensional projects. This program will provide a supportive, fun environment for all students to develop their creativity, imagination and learn new concepts and techniques.
• Session 1: August 28th- October 23rd (No Sept. 11th or Oct. 2nd or 8th)
• Session 2: October 30th - January 8th (No Nov.6th, 13th, 20th, Dec.25 or Jan. 2nd)
• Session 3: January 15th- February 26th (No February 5th)
• Session 4: March 5th - April 30th (No March 19th, April 3rd)
Where: School Art Room
When: 4:00 pm- 4:45pm Tuesday afternoons (excluding the dates stated above)
Who: K-2 grade student's
Registration Minimum 15 students maximum 30 students
Cost: $40.00. Please go online to my school bucks to sign up and fill out the online form. Total payment required two days before the first day of the session. No refunds. Students must be picked up by 4:45. Please make additional arrangements if you know you will be late. If you are late more than two times student will not be able to come to after school clubs.
I love to share your students artwork in the hallways and I will send artwork home when units are done. Information will also come home with artwork so you know what has been happening in the art class. If your student see's that all of their classmates artwork has gone home and they have yet to see it please give it two weeks. It is likely I have it hanging up in the hallway. Thank you for understanding!
Good questions to ask your student when they bring artwork home:
How did you do that?
Can you tell me about it?
Where did you begin?
Where did you ever get that idea?
What was your favorite part?
Have you ever done anything like this before?
If you gave it a title, what would you call it?
How can you help?
Volunteer. I always need extra hands with messy projects and hanging artwork up.
Recycled objects are always wanted in the art room! The art room and makerspace always needs "stuff". Any items would be appreciated.
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8502 N Pinery Pkwy
Parker, Douglas County 80134