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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Creativity is intelligence having fun”
My name is Elizabeth Schuler. I received my BFA 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 proud 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 kayaking, biking, gardening, and spending time outdoors. I have taken up welding and started a welding side business, which is a great challenge that has really expanded my creative side. I have been an avid photographer for years, and have won awards for my macro photography. In addition, I enjoy ceramics, painting, jewelry making, 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 receive Art for 60 minutes a week, in sixth grade students have Art one class period every other day for the entire school year, and in seventh and eighth grade, students enjoy art one class period every other day for half of the school year.
The mission of the Art program at Erin is to enable students to express themselves in drawing, painting, fibers, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media. 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!