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Art - Mrs. Garney

Erin Garney

Email: egarney@orange-ed.org

Welcome Race Brook Artists and Families!

I am so excited to work with each and every one of you this year!! We will be using a wide variety of materials/mediums throughout the year.  Art is a place for every student to be successful and have fun!  

All students from RBS will be featured in my annual art show in late May or early June. This year due to the pandemic, our show will most likely be virtual. Please be sure to send your art images to google classroom or my email in order to be showcased in the show.  Each student will have several pieces of art on display!

All student art will be given back at the end of the year as I save all work for the art show.

Don't forget to check out my online art gallery periodically throughout the year at artsonia.com

Let's have an ARTRAGEOUS year!


About Mrs. Garney

I have been teaching art for over 20 years and have loved every minute. I started creating art when I was three and had two wonderful role models; my parents! My mother was an art teacher and my father is an artist as well. I even married an artist! I took private art lessons my entire life and spent much of my free time exploring the arts. I went to Wesleyan University summer art camp, interned at Jim Henson Studios in Manhattan, and went to college pursuing my art career. I earned a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford followed by a Masters Degree in Art Education from Southern CT State University. I have taught every age from Pre-K through high school, but find  elementary to be the most fun! I am so very lucky to say that I truly LOVE my career. I have four beautiful children that keep me very busy at home. My favorite things to do are: spending time with my family, creating art, and watching movies. My favorite color is pink and I love to paint flowers! I also love to draw people, but it is challenging!


Art Expectations

Art examples in progress!



The ceramic butterflies above were a gift from the graduating class of 2016! Every year the sixth grade students will continue this project before they fly off to middle school. Please look for them at the annual end-of-school art show!

Grade 3 created the collaborative wall weaving! (Image above)

Grade 2 and 5 completed a common art assessment on landscape design. Each grade level focused on very specific elements in their final projects.