Welcome to the Avery Art Studio!

  • Welcome to the Avery Art Studio! My name is Jessica Neusitz. I am the full-time art specialist at Avery Elementary. 

    The art studio is a great place to get to know the young artists at Avery as they learn to visually express their interests and experiences through the art making process. While adding to our knowledge of art concepts and developing skills, we will focus on understanding and practicing artistic behaviors that make for meaningful art. In the art making process our goals are to:

    CONNECT: recognize art is a reflection of the artist and/or the world around them.

    PLAN: envision an idea and develop a plan for its visual expression.

    CREATE: using tools and media, along with art elements, make an idea a reality.

    PERSEVERE: stay engaged to problem solve, revise and refine a work of art.

    RESPOND: look at, think about and respectfully talk about a work of art. 

    Although art is to be a reflection of the artist, we will learn that artists do best if they have knowledge of basic concepts, skills and art elements to help them express their IDEAS.  Kindergarten thru second grade will have more guided instruction and practice of concepts and skill development. The older grade levels will make Studies as a review or intrduction to new concepts and skills.  A Study will be followed by the challenge to develope their own IDEAS that will incorporate what they have learned using a medium of their choice.

    It is exciting to see how each artist develops their IDEAS and express themselve through their art. The Avery Art Studio is a great place to be!

    You are welcome any time!

    Jessica Neusitz
    Avery Art Specialist

    314.963.6425 ext. 004