Saturday, November 1, 2014

Who is Andy Warhol?

I selected Andy Warhol as my Halloween costume for the parade at P.S. 150.  Check it out in this photo with my son, aka Casey Jones from TMNT.
So, just who is Andy Warhol?  I challenge you to find out for yourself.  Work with your parent to search for some information on Andy Warhol.  Write a short paragraph telling me what you learned and I will give you extra credit toward your art grade.  Submit your paragraph on loose leaf during art class or submit it via email to  Don't forget to include your name and class number on your work.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

On the Move

I am very happy and excited to announce that I have joined the terrific staff at PS 150 in my neighborhood, Sunnyside, Queens!  Parents and students of 150, welcome to my blog. On this site, you can find general information about the visual arts program at 150. Click on the "Resources" tab at the top to explore museum sites and other art teacher blogs.  Finally you may click on the grade level tab at the top to find information about what we are doing in class as well as suggestions for art projects that students can do at home to supplement their classroom instruction.

As always, parents and students are encouraged to leave comments on any of my blog pages or to email me at

I look forward to a great year together at PS 150!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Have a GRREAT Summer!!!!!

I hope all the students and staff have a terrific summer!!!  Remember students, you may communicate with me anytime by email at  If you are looking for some interesting art ideas for the summer remember that it is always a good idea to practice drawing form observation.  Go to Google images and type in what you want to draw (cars, horses, dogs, cityscapes, etc.).  You will literally have millions of options to choose from.  I also recommend Pinterest for finding great art and crafts ideas.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Art Expo 2014 in Review

"The Language of Art" was the theme for this year's annual Art Expo at PS/MS 194.  Over 1000 pieces of art were on display as the gymnasium was transformed into an art gallery for  three days in May.  Approximately 300 parents and their children enjoyed the opening night on Wednesday, May 14.  All students in the school viewed the artworks with their classes on Thursday and Friday.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Calling for Entries to the Art Expo 2014!!

Do you like drawing or painting at home?  Are you practicing techniques at home that you have learned in class?  

Mrs. Wine is currently accepting entries for the "On Our Own" section to the 2014 Art Expo.  To submit an entry for consideration, bring any pieces of art you have created at home to Mrs. Wine.  Make sure your full name and class number are on the back of each art piece.  All artworks must be on unlined paper and must be at least 8 1/2 x 11 inches.

Pieces that are selected for the Art Expo will be mounted and displayed.  Pieces that are not selected will be returned prior to the Art Expo.  Pieces that are selected for the Art Expo will be returned in June with the other artworks from the exhibition.

If you have any questions you may submit them to Mrs. Wine at or you may ask her in class.  Thank you!!!!!! 

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Friday, February 28th was the final day of the third marking period.  Parent teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, March 11 with both an afternoon and an evening session scheduled.  Please mark your calendars.  I look forward to meeting with you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Extra Credit at the Movies!!!!!

Now playing in theaters everywhere....

"It would be an impossible mission; with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these men possibly hope to succeed?"  

Based on a true story. Directed by and starring George Clooney.  In theaters beginning February 7, 2014.(Rated PG-13)

View the movie trailer by clicking the link below:

Go see the movie.  Bring your ticket stub to Mrs. Wine and receive 5 extra credit points added to the single grade of your choice.  Write a movie review to earn an extra 5 extra credit points!!!  Send written reviews to or bring a copy of your written review to class.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Grading Period

The third marking period of the school year has begun.  Seventh grade classes have switched.  Homerooms that had music first semester have now moved to art class.  All new classes have met and received information to share with their parents.

Parent letters need to be signed and returned no later than Friday, January 17.  Each student is expected to have a pocket folder with ten sheets of loose leaf and a pencil for every class session.  A participation grade on being prepared with these supplies will be taken during the second class session this week.