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Art makes you Smart!

 About Mrs. Higgins-Kinane
Professional Artist since 1992, Teacher since 1998 and Art Teacher at Hillside since 2011.  My name is Alicia Higgins-Kinane and this is my tenth year at Hillside School.  I have a Bachelor of Fine Art from St. Mary's College in South Bend and a Masters of Art in Teaching from National Louis University. I create paintings, drawings, collages, metal and wood sculptures and fabric wall hangings. When I am not creating art or doing work for school, I enjoy reading mystery books, watching comedies on TV and spending time outside. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family. 
Art Classroom

Concentrating on process in the art classroom while aligning our practice with the National Visual Art Standards. K-1 has art lessons on See Saw. Students in 2nd through 5th have Art using google meet once a week for 30 minutes. The middle school students have Art either once or twice a week. Each student has been supplied a sketchbook and paper to have a place for their artwork and reference information for projects. The goal is for each student to be creating or continue creating during each art class that is scheduled.

Gallery Nine3 is our showcase for student artwork. 
Gallery Nine3

We hope to have a virtual art show this year. In the meantime, follow the art class on Twitter to see what students are creating.  

Art Classroom Expectations (in school and virtual)

Be Responsible: Students will be prepared for class and clean up materials at the end of the period.

Be Respectful: Students will listen to directions and treat art materials appropriately.

Be a Safe: Students will make safe choices and use art materials in a safe manner.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.