Welcome to art!
I am Rita Schaefer the Visual Arts Teacher here at Sewell Elementary. I am a graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham. I started my teaching career in 2000. I come from a very artsy family with art and music heavy in my Texas background. I am an artist, muralist, illustrator and teacher who loves teaching your children the love of art. We will be learning not only the basics but artists, styles, and how art is in everything and across all jobs. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci drew the human body for medical books? Or that he made paper airplanes while working on the designs for his ornithopter? We use art in advertisements, graphics, designing, building and so much more. It crosses the curriculums of math, science and history.
I cannot wait for my students to tell you what they learn and show you their fabulous work. We will be working on drawings, paintings, weavings, and 3-D through the year!
Spotlight on the Arts (6:04)