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Art - Mrs. Garney

Welcome Race Brook Artists and Families!

This year has been full of exciting projects and lots of fun! The students at Race Brook have created numerous projects exploring a wide variety of mediums such as: Paint, Clay, Plaster Paris, and Printmaking. I hope you have been keeping in touch with my art e-blasts.

The annual Case Memorial Library Art show is scheduled to be on display from April 4th-27th with a reception for the children and families chosen on April 6th, from 5-7 pm.

All students from RBS will be featured in my annual art show on June 1st, 5-7pm throughout the entire school. The students are currently working on a special piece of art with their chosen theme that will be framed.

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

About Mrs. Garney

I have been teaching art for 15 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 - 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 art show June, 1st!

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.