Welcome to Chester Elementary School's Art  Room

A Day-  K-C, 2-C, 4-C, 6-E
B Day-K-M, 2-M, 4-D, 6-K
C Day-1-M, 3-W, 5-L
D Day-1-S, 3-R, 5-O

Early AM- Broadcast with 6th Grade and IE integrated project based creative learning 
Late Afternoon- STEAM and Academys 

This year each grade level will learn about a variety of artists throughout time and places while we focus on content related  grade specific themes. 
Please click on left side of this page where you will find additional information and grade level activities.

In addition our Chester art program will begin to incorporate National Core Art Standards which focus on Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting.  These standards align with the Common Core Standards as well as college and career ready 21st century learning goals.

When does artwork come home?
We keep most of our artwork in classroom portfolios until after the spring art show. After the art show, all artwork will come home in student made portfolios so students can share with families and friends the amazing art they created this year!

On art days, I ask students to do their best but not to look their best! We love to explore with paint, clay, glue, and while I always have spare smocks in the art room, a large old tee shirt kept in your classroom locker is a great way to keep school clothes clean!

What do students do in art if they 'finish' early?
All students are encouraged to spend the time needed to finish their art with creativity and success however individual learning styles mean students finish at different times.  Students may use 'The Zone' area. In The Zone, students have choices in building, reading, drawing and weaving using various art concepts learned in class.

Important Dates
October 19th: 4th Grade field trip to the Florence Griswold Museum
March: Youth Art Month
February 28, March 1, 2:  S.T.E.A.M. Fair
May 16: C.E.S. Arts Festival....Art and Chorus together!

Student Art On Display
C.E.S. Hallways

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
It is a great pleasure to be your child's art teacher!

Thank you,
Mrs. Lenz

C.E.S. Art Teacher
860-526-5797 ext. 3105