MR. PATRICK ROOTYour Friendly Neighborhood Art Teacher716-210-2100 ext. 3202Deep Thoughts: Goals of Art K-2
My most important goal is to help your child LOVE art! In all honesty, I'm not Pablo Picasso and I will probably never be fortunate enough to teach the next Picasso, but your child will encounter art in the world every single day- whether in a museum, on TV, or even hanging on the wall of a restaurant. It is my goal to prepare your child to engage in and appreciate the rich world of art that he/she will encounter every day.
I want my students to be able to view an artwork and engage in a discussion about what it is and what the artist might be trying to say or show to a viewer. Sometimes, art challenges expectations and thinking and I want to equip your child not to necessarily like all artwork, but to thoughtfully analyze what it could be and/or the artist intent.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with your child and I consider it my duty to build a love of art in my students, so that they may become educated participants as they encounter art each and every day of their lives.
I love this school and this district and consider it an honor to work here with your children each and every day. They bring smiles to my face and I hope that their experience in my classroom will enrich their education. Thanks for your support and for allowing me the opportunity to introduce your child to the wonderful (and sometimes challenging) world of art!