• ABOUT
    All students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade receive art classes instructed by a certified visual arts teacher. Upon entering high school, students may choose to take visual art courses in grades 9-12.

  • Elementary School Art Program

    Students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade receive 50 minutes of art instruction once every five days. The program provides students breadth in art making experiences, cross-curricular projects, and exploration of artist biographies.

     


    Brittany Haines
    Elementary School Art Teacher
    P: (607) 533-3020, Ext. 1131


    Resources:

    Parents Doing Art at Home:

    • ArtHub
      A great site with lots of activities for kids.  Step-by-step drawing tutorials.
    • theartfulparent
      A great blog for parents looking to do art projects at home!  A great way to extend the learning and fun beyond the studio here in school!  
    • Deep Space Sparkle 
      An excellent resource for both teachers and parents.  It has many great lesson ideas posted and resources for use in the classroom or at home! 
    • Kids.gov
      This is a great resource that has opportunities in a variety of subjects.  Has great videos, activities, and games!  There are tabs for students, teachers, and parents 
  • Middle School Art Program

    Students in grades fifth through eighth grade receive 10 weeks of art instruction per year. The program focuses on developing drawing skills, hand-building clay techniques, art history, and depth in a variety of studio experiences. 

     


    Lee Iannone
    Middle School Art Teacher
    P: (607) 533-3020, Ext. 2183


    Resources:

    • ArtHub
      A great site with lots of activities for kids.  Step-by-step drawing tutorials.
    • theartfulparent
      A great blog for parents looking to do art projects at home!  A great way to extend the learning and fun beyond the studio here in school!  
    • Deep Space Sparkle 
      An excellent resource for both teachers and parents.  It has many great lesson ideas posted and resources for use in the classroom or at home! 
    • Kids.gov
      This is a great resource that has opportunities in a variety of subjects.  Has great videos, activities, and games!  There are tabs for students, teachers, and parents 
  • High School Art Program

    Students may enter into a 3 or 5 unit sequence of art courses. For more information regarding the specific course options, please visit the high school page.

     


    Jessica Stratton
    High School Art Teacher
    Studio Art 1, Digital Art 1, Art 4 (eArt), & Adv. Drawing and Painting/Adv. Placement Art
    P: (607) 533-3020, Ext. 3224

    Mrs. Stratton's Art Page

     

    Clarissa Plank
    High School Art Teacher
    Studio Art 2 (Drawing & Painting), Studio Art 3 (2-D & 3-D Design) & Publication Design
    P: (607) 533-3020, Ext. 3225


    The Lansing High School Visual Arts Program is rooted in its students’ interests and motivations. So much of the school day can feel extrinsic and un-motivating, yes, at times even in art. However, every unit of study in the art courses gives students choice. Choice in the theme they want to explore in their work, choice in what message they want to communicate to the audience, choice in subject matter, choice in the materials and techniques they employ, choice in the courses they select to take. Students can take their individual passions and use art as a vehicle to express them.
     
    There is more to the Lansing High School Visual Arts Program beyond the making and the end product. Art students look at, discuss, and analyze the works of others. Art students plan intensively, create, practice, experiment, critique, reflect, revise, persist, and publish their works and process. The Lansing High School Art Program teaches students to be metacognitive, constantly documenting their processes and thinking about their own thinking.
     
    Because we allow our students to bring their ideas to the table and explore them, Art students will go the extra mile, put in extra hours, work on their assignments at home, stay after school to get ahead, ask questions outside of class, because they can’t stop thinking about their work. Art students are creators, innovators, explorers of visual media, who can envision an idea and bring it to life.