Ms. Sarah Martin

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Dear Families,

This year, I will be working with students at St. Valentine, St. Michael, and Niji-Iro. I can't wait to catch up with the students I worked with last year, and to meet the many new ones!

I strive to engage my students in the exploration and creation of art in a classroom environment that is safe, welcoming, fun, and supportive. Your student(s) will be working on a variety of art activities. Lessons will include:

  •  Art History - the exploration of cultural influences on artists and the reasons behind their motivation
  • Aesthetics - the exploration of visual elements and how they are used to communicate
  • Creation - using materials to explore and to communicate ideas

Work will come home every marking period. Depending on the teaching site, work is often exhibited/displayed in the halls (only with the permission of the artist, of course.) Work can sometimes go missing when sent home, so keeping it for reference until final marking period grades have been reviewed is extremely helpful. If you have any questions about your student's progress, etc., please contact me. 

 
You can check out what we are doing via:

  • Twitter  @msmartinart    Please follow me! I post images of student work by grade level, so be sure to check the feed :)
  • Website  -  I will be updating this site with class documents and schedules, so check back often. 
  • If at any time, you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the Livonia Shared Time office 734.744.2607 or reach me via email at smartin7@livoniapublicschools.org. I will contact you as soon as I can. 

For those of you who don’t know me, my education includes Studio Art, a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts Education, and a mater's degree in Educational Psychology with a certificate in Assessment. I LOVE learning about development and how to support learning! Outside of the classroom, I enjoy seeing art and live music, gardening, activism, spending time with my friends and family (which includes two little ones who keep me very busy), and making art. You can see my work on my Facebook Artist page @sarahmichelemartinclay.

I look forward to working with your student this year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Martin