Welcome to art class at the elementary level. I teach Art to all students in grades K-4. Each class spends 45 minutes in the art room once in a 6-day cycle. During that period of time, we employ a wide variety of art materials to explore the Elements and Principles of Design. We discuss art history and explore the work of contemporary artists. Learning in art class occurs through discovery and hands-on experimentation with art materials and processes. My goal as a teacher is to ignite a creative spark in each student. I strive to connect learners with experiences in art that capture their attention and empower them to explore creatively.