Each year, we focus on the Visual Art foundations, explored through the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. We also learn about other cultures throughout the year with our artwork. As the students are expressing their talents as developing artists, we are using a range of materials from crayons to oil pastels, markers to colored pencils, cut paper, mixed media, and even paint. The children will learn the proper ways to work with particular materials an artist may use. We recycle any leftover materials to show how valuable it is to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Visual Art integrates across the curriculum, connecting many of our lessons to literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.
We do get a little messy sometimes in Art so please make sure your child dresses appropriately.
For the 2022-2023 school year, I will be back in the Art Room teaching our students after teaching from a cart in their classrooms for the past two years.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Angela Holt
I have been teaching Visual Arts at Sumner Elementary School since 2005. I grew up in a family of artists and was always encouraged to explore through all of the different areas of art. I attended UNCG twice, graduating in 1993 with a BA in Art History and again in 2005 with a BFA in Art Education. I have worked as an Arts Facilitator at ArtQuest and as an Arts and Crafts teacher for a private preschool.
I have been married for 28+ years to my husband Carlyle and we have a daughter, who graduated from UNC in 2021 and is attending post-grad work in the medical field.
My personal focus in art is a mixture of different mediums. I create collages and mixed media work, where I make various types of trees using materials such as wire, cardboard, metal scraps, fabric, yarn, scrapbook and painted papers, and even colored pencil shavings. I also enjoy creating detailed ink drawings called Zentangles using patterns, as well as Neurographics using moving lines. I have exhibited my own artwork at the Hickory Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Museum at UNC-G, Green Hill Center for NC Art, the Irene Cullis Gallery at Greensboro College, the Maud Gatewood Studio Art Building at UNCG, and Irving Park Art and Frame.
I enjoy teaching your children and always encourage them to try their best. I want them to understand art is an expression, not a way of comparing yourself to someone else.
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." quote by Greg Anderson, American best-selling author and founder of the American Wellness Project (b.1964).