Ms. Karen Kissiah » Art





     Dear Parents,


     I am excited to welcome your child to my art class at Long Middle School for the fall semester of 2017. Support and interest in your child's artistic efforts will play a role in their level of success.

     There are several things during the semester you can do to participate in your child's learning experiences. For example, parents and family members of the student will be asked to sit or pose for practice in portrait work. Later in the semester, students will be asked to locate various styles of architecture in town and your help in taking them downtown or providing them with a camera may be necessary.

     Family and friends are invited to attend the Winter Art Exhibit for the class which is scheduled for Thursday, December 7, from 5 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.; prior to the Long Middle School Winter Band Concert that begins at 6:30 the same evening. The exhibit will open again after the concert for approximately 20 minutes.

     You are required to pay a $3 fee for this class to help pay for art supplies and materials your student will be using throughout the semester. These supplies will include, but not be limited to: professional drawing pencils, drawing paper, watercolor paper, canvas, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, brushes, India ink and pens, color pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, clay, Scholastic Art Magazine and textbook.


     The only supplies I ask you to provide are:

        • a hand held or stand-up face mirror for drawing self portraits (this will not be needed for a few weeks)
        • hand held pencil sharpener
        • personal eraser
        • an old over-shirt or apron to protect clothing               ***During studio time students will be expected to sharpen pencils without getting out of their seat. A container for pencil shavings will be provided at each table.     I look forward to the possibilities the year will produce. Please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have.
        • Sincerely, Art Teacher          
        • Mattie Karen Kissiah