Jessica Waine




Student Art Galleries

Students in grades K-6 have their own art gallery using Artsonia. Artsonia is the world’s largest student online art museum. Throughout the year photos will be taken of various art projects and uploaded to your child’s art gallery. You will get a notification every time work is published. Parents and family members can view the art online, leave comments, and order keepsakes featuring the art such as: masks, t-shirts, magnets, and mugs through Artsonia’s gift shop. The school will receive a portion of the proceeds from any keepsakes ordered. In addition to this online art gallery, we host a school-wide Art Show in the spring at AES for students in all grades.

Permission slips for you to access your child’s Artsonia gallery using a screen name and a parent code are sent home with students (grades K-6) at the start of the school year. We hope that you will join and enjoy viewing your child’s art. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Waine at

Artsonia Home Page


Projects for all grades will be sent home periodically throughout the year. Specific pieces for each child will be saved for upcoming art shows that are held from February through May. 










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Welcome to Art! Art is a process. Parts of our artistic process may include:

  • Reading books or researching
  • Responding or talking about art
  • Brainstorming ideas, lists, and diagrams
  • Planning and sketching drafts
  • Testing materials and techniques
  • Making our artwork
  • Peer feedback
  • Evaluating our creations
  • Revising or editing our creations
  • Reflecting by writing about or talking about our art  


The two main components of our process are creating and responding.

Creating: Is when we develop our works of art! Creating includes planning (our ideas and how to use the art materials), talking about our plans, using feedback to refine our work and combining our art ideas with our learned art skills to create our work.

Responding: Is when we talk about art! Responding includes describing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating a work of art. This means we think about what we see, combine it with what we know, figure out the meaning of the artwork and evaluate its effectiveness. In art class, we use what we have learned when we respond to a specific work of art to help inform the creation of our artwork!



Art Standards at AES:


1)Demonstrates creative thinking and imaginative expression:

  • Uses class activities such as brainstorming and planning to develop unique ideas
  • Uses their own experiences and memories to illustrate their own perspective

2)Uses materials and tools effectively and safely:

  • Uses art materials and tools as instructed
  • Attention to craftsmanship (neatness and detail in work)  

3)Demonstrates an understanding of concepts, principles and elements presented:

  • Can demonstrate an understanding through creating art and responding to art in class discussions and project reflections
  • Follows project guidelines
  • Uses peer and teacher feedback to revise and refine their work

4) Participates in class, stays on task:

  • Comments and contributes to group and class projects, discussions, and critiques
  • Focuses on their own work and does not distract peers
  • Follows directions
  • Helps with clean up  



  • Willingness to explore and experiment with different ideas, materials, and techniques
  • Creates and responds to art to the best of their ability

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Art Gallery