My name is Elizabeth Schuler. I received my Bachelor of Fine Art- Art Education Degree (#550 - Art K-12) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1994. I am a life-long learner and continue to take classes at the graduate level in art and technology. I started teaching Art at Erin School in August of 1995. I enjoy being the sole member of the "Art Department" and teaching the entire scope of grades K-8 and watching their skills develop. Teaching every student at a small school is a rare honor, as we really get to know each individual student on a personal level. I am proud to work at Erin School and to be able to say that I taught a child for 9 years of their life.
Outside of school, my family and I spend as much free time as we can hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors. I have been an avid photographer for years, and recently won an award for my macro photography. I also dabble in ceramics in my home studio. In addition, I enjoy painting, jewelry making, lampwork, sewing, and creating mosaics with glass and found materials. Anything creative makes me happy!
Art is a required course for all students kindergarten through eighth grade. In kindergarten through fifth grade students receieve Art for 60 minutes a week, and then in sixth grade through eighth grade, students enjoy art every day for a full trimester of the school year.
The mission of the Art program at Erin is to enable students to express themselves in drawing, painting, fibers, sculpture, and ceramics. While we are having fun, we are learning! In early years the goal is exposure to art and exploration of all art media. Each year, skills progress and become more sophisticated and developed. In Middle School, students are also exposed to the arts of photography, digital photo manipulation, and video production. Students go on to high school with advanced experience in all kinds of artistic expression, and hopefully a love of art.
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