Every student at Sewell Elementary will participate weekly in an art and music class as part of specials. Specials also includes P.E. and library.
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)
Welcome to music!
Hey Seahawk Family!
I’m Mrs. Main and I am so excited to teach music here at Sewell!
I am a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas. Woo Pig Sooie! In 2018, I moved down to DFW to marry my wonderful husband Jonathan. Before joining the GISD team, I taught in Mesquite ISD. I grew up in the Kansas City area, where I developed a passion for band, singing, playing the ukulele, and good ole KC BBQ. I am the proud mom of our pup Finn, who was a Coronavirus puppy! I am a huge advocate for the importance of life-long learning. I’ve loved school my entire life and knew that teaching was my calling. And teaching music has to be the best job ever!
Here are some of the things your child might do in music:
- Read, write and create rhythmic and melodic patterns
- Play instruments
- Learn about music from other cultures or historical periods
- Sing folk songs
- Move to music
- Perform folk dances
- Play singing games
Fourth and fifth graders also have the opportunity to participate in choir during school and will learn to play the recorder in the spring. Please know that it is truly my joy to serve you and your children. Never hesitate to contact me with absolutely any questions, comments, or concerns.
Peace, love, music.
- Kelly Main