February 19, 2018

Art Supplies

December 17, 2013


Dear Families,

After Winter Break, the intermediate classes will be starting a new rotation of art. Just like we did with the previous art cycle, each teacher will be teaching a specific type of art in the style of a famous artist. Classes will rotate through each homeroom, roughly every three to four weeks depending on the schedule, to experience the different style of art. At the end of the school year, each homeroom will be studying Rube Goldberg, which will double as our final art study and scientific inquiry project. The following is the artist that each homeroom teacher will be highlighting during the second cycle:


Mr. Barnard- Frank Gehry

Mr. Blanc- Dilomprizulike

Mrs. Dawkins- Katsushika Hokusai

Mrs. Loeung and Mrs. Dolkas- To Be Determined (it’s so hard to pick just one)

Mrs. Handy- Faith Ringgold


For Mrs. Handy’s and Mr. Barnard’s art projects, we would love and appreciate your help in donating objects around the house that you may not need anymore. For Mrs. Handy’s art project in the style of Faith Ringgold, we are in need of many white cotton sheets or pillowcases. If you have some tired, worn-out sheets, please send them in to Mrs. Handy. We can also use an assortment of buttons and sewing trims to adorn our creations. Thanks!


For Mr. Barnard’s art project in the style of Frank Gehry, students will be designing and creating their own buildings. In order to do this, we are in need of your cardboard scraps. While your family tears apart all those packages over Winter Break, please save boxes so we can use them to create our own buildings. In addition to boxes, please save any and all cardboard tubes (toilet paper and paper towel) you may have. If you have any other materials you think we could use, feel free to send them in as well. In advance, thank you!

Thank you,


The Intermediate Team

Dan Barnard About Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents' station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers' Notch, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France and New York City. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher.

He enrolled in Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.