Name: Ms. McTernan
    Email Address: lmcternan@is234.org
    Phone number:718-645-1334

    Classroom: 315

    Welcome Parents and Students!

    I teach 7th and 8th grade "Required Art" this year at Cunningham! Please read the following about what supplies are needed, about the class, rules and expectations to succeed in class this year.


    Firstly, please ALWAYS come prepared to class with:

    a pencil

    an eraser

    a hand held pencil sharpener

    an open mind and your creativity



    About what we are learning:

    My goal is to have your child have the opportunity to express themselves and get working knowledge of different artistic techniques. They will also be learning about different genres of Visual Art as well as Art History.

    We will be drawing, painting and doing mixed media projects. Within these projects students will be learning about the elements of art (line, form, color, etc) and principals of design (balance, rhythm, symmetry etc).

    Color theory, artistic techniques in painting, drawing and sculpture will be continuously discussed and implemented throughout the school year. ( you can see some of our past projects HERE )

    Class Rules listed below and in order to succeed in art class are to be taken seriously.

    Respect for Self :   I will always do my best; I will positively participate in all classroom activities. Effort pays off! 

    Respect for Others:   I will stay on task without disturbing or distracting others. I will not use “put downs” or harass others, I will respect other people’s differences and opinions.

    Respect for School:   I will raise my hand to speak. I will enter and exit the room quietly. I will complete all assignments on time, and I will actively listen when the teacher is speaking.  
    I promise to make an effort!!!! While I understand that not everyone loves art or feels like they are good at it, I do expect every student to try. Effort shows and we learn by trying!!!
    Maintain the art studio!
    • Set up and clean up are important and part of the grade. I expect every student to return all supplies used in the classroom during our designated clean up time at the end of class.
    • When we paint, all students are responsible for cleaning their paint brushes, putting their work on the drying rack and also wiping down their tables.
    • Each project will have different clean up scenarios which we will always go over when we start our projects.


    GRADING SCALE                                                          GRADING CRITERIA

    90-100= A                                                                     Projects                              25%

    80-89= B                                                                       Assessments                     20%

     70-79=C                                                                       Class Participation            20%

     60-69= D                                                                      Portfolios (classwork)       25%

     59--F                                                                             Homework                         10%


    Project Expectation:   Each project will be based on 4 categories. Rubric provided on project to project basis.

    1.  Creativity/ Originality                                
    2.  Meets/ exceeds objectives for the lesson
    3.  Neat in craftsmanship                                
    4. Completion of project


     Please follow us Instagram to see some of the great works of art created by our students!

    Thank you,

     Ms. Lisanne McTernan 


    (718) 645-1334