Welcome to Westridge Art!
My name is Mrs. Wolford, and I am looking forward to another great year in Art at Westridge! I recently retired from the military and I am in my second year of teaching Art here at Westridge. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University and a Master's in Education from Regent University. It has been a long road to teaching, but I am so happy to be in the classroom, helping our young Artists grow their skills!
We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year full of creative problem solving, improving our Art-making skills, and lots and lots of interactive learning! This year our students will have many opportunities to explore a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpting, design, printmaking, art history, and technology in the Arts. I am looking forward to watching our Artists grow!
Students should come to Art class ready to learn and ready to do their best. Class is well-structured, with points awarded for daily participation and effort. Each assignment is designed to promote creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Assessments in Art are based on individual student work, progress, and effort. Our lessons are aligned with the PWCS and Virginia State Standards and Objectives.
New for this year: I will be bringing back Art Club this year! Look for more details soon on who, what, when and where we will be having it.
We are planning some interesting sculpture projects this year and we are collecting bottle caps of all sizes. Any round, plastic cap such as those that come on water bottles, juice bottles, sports drinks, etc. are needed in the Art room. Please join us in recycling our bottle caps into Art!
Thanks for your support!
Westridge Art Teacher
Summer Art Enrichment Experience NEWS!!!
KNOW AN ASPIRING ARTIST? HURRY! SIGN THEM UP FOR POPULAR SUMMER ACTIVITY
Know an Aspiring Artist? Hurry! Sign Them Up for Popular Summer Activity
Posted on 03/09/2017
Young Picassos and Rembrandts can explore the many ways to “Reuse, Recycle, Re-Imagine” during the annual PWCS Summer Art Enrichment program. The program is open to all local-area students currently in grades 2–8. Teachers will lead students through an exploration of the visual arts through a community perspective. The program begins on Monday, July 10 and continues through Friday, July 21 at The Nokesville School (12375 Aden Road, Nokesville). Hours are 9 a.m.–noon each day.
This intensive two-week program offers studio experiences beyond art instruction during the school year. Students will work with 2D and 3D media including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media.
The enrollment fee for county residents is $200 and $250 for non-residents. The fee must be paid in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made out to PWCS. Personal checks, cash, and credit cards will not be accepted. Transportation will be provided at satellite pick-up schools; see the registration form for specific locations.
The deadline for registration is Friday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Registration forms are available from all PWCS elementary and middle school art specialists and online. Send the registration form and tuition to the Office of Student Learning/Arts Program, Prince William County Public Schools, Attn: Jasmine Hawkins, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108.
Fine & Performing Arts web page: arts.pwcs.edu.
For additional information, please call Jasmine Hawkins, Administrative Coordinator for the Arts, at 703.791.8174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prince William County Art Show is Saturday April 1, 2017 at Colgan High School. Displays will be open to the general public from 10am to 4pm. Many of our wonderful Westridge Artists will have their work on display. Please join us in celebrating the hard work and effort our student Artists have put into their beautiful works of art!