Ahoy, Art Mates and Falkener Elementary families!
Welcome to the Art Class section of Falkener's website. Here you will find a lot of information about the exciting year that is ahead, as we explore the wonderful world of art.
This year, our classes will focus on the elements of art, art tools/techniques, and art history. We will explore the connection between Visual Art and other subjects such as Science, Language Arts and Math. We'll learn about the cultures of the artists and movements we study, giving us a perspective of the global impact of art. We'll examine digital design and publishing with today's technology. Classmates will also learn how to turn words into pictures and will have opportunities to share their creativity with other classmates.
Falkener Elementary has an ideal art space, which includes a kiln for firing ceramics. As the year unfolds, we will complete a pottery project. Also planned is a branch weaving project, which will introduce the students to textile design.
Ms. Casto, BA, MPA
About Ms. Casto
Ms. Casto transitioned to teaching from a lengthy career as an artist, Art Director and marketing professional. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Studio Art and a Master of Public Administration degree.
Before being hired as a full-time Art Specialist with Guilford County Schools, Ms. Casto worked as a K-12 Substitute Teacher and tutored children and adults in art, writing, math and test-taking.