Instructor: Arezou Laridijani
Hello there! This is Ms. Laridjani welcoming you to the 2020-2021 new school year! I am the art teacher here for Hillside Academy! This is my 19th year of teaching and I am so excited to be joining HAE!! I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you!
I am from Persian culture and have been in the United States for most of my life. I graduated from Baylor University. I love math, art, and writing. My favorite art is Interior Design and Space Planning, along with Photography. I love the beach and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have been blessed with hundreds of students throughout my teaching years and look forward to having more come my way!
Per Fine Arts department students are to use the supplies from their supply list during art.
Face to Face Students: Please bring either a supply box or supply bag (or a zip lock bag) with their materials in them. Pencil, Eraser, whatever coloring supplies (Crayons, Markers, Color Pencils), and scissors. If they don't have some things yet, no worries. They will bring them back to the homeroom class once done with art. Students do NOT need them to bring paper.
Hillside students in all grade levels receive high quality weekly instruction in the visual arts. The art program is based on a comprehensive curriculum and is aligned with the state TEKS for art. Students create works of art using a variety of materials, methods, and skills. They also learn about the history of art, learn to critically engage with art, and learn how to analyze and interpret works of art.
Some of the artists that will be discussed this year include:
|Vincent Van Gogh||Faith Ringgold||Frida Kahlo||Wassily Kandinsky|
Our Hillside Academy Eagles are given the opportunity to soar to great heights artistically. To support higher order thinking strategies and promote visual literacy, the students engage in discussions about artworks. As the students explore artworks from around the world they will develop an understanding and appreciation for people and cultures different from their own.
By providing a supportive environment, the Hillside art program allows students to develop positive self-esteem and identity through their art-making. The art teachers strive to ensure all students are able to reach their full creative potential.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” –Pablo Picasso
Creativity Takes Courage. - Henri Matisse