Welcome Back!!

Hard to believe it’s the start of another school year!  So good to meet the new students and see how much the old students have grown.  Please check back weekly for updates by clicking above on STUDENTS.


Fashion Design Anyone??

6th and 7th grades are beginning a Fashion Unit that will take us through the end of the year.FashionDesignArtLessonPowerpoint  We looked at fashion as a form of art and at several different styles.  Students will be researching and designing their own “recycled” wearable art to be modeled at our “fashion show.”

Homework assigned today and due next Tuesday, May 1: Choose a photo of a celebrity, cut it or print it out, tape into sketchbook.  Then critique the outfit including:

  • Style/Category
  • Silhouette
  • Visual Weight
  • Elements and Principles including line, color, texture

If students would like me to print their photo, I need to receive it by Thursday morning.

I am planning a walking trip to the Kimberly Thrift Store next week (date TBD) and would love 1-2 chaperones.  Students will have a small budget (paid from elective fees) to purchase components of their fashion design. More details to come!


Wow! Got so busy, so fast! The Art Show and Silent Auction is coming in hot-next Thursday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center from 5:30-7:30pm. Every art student will have work in display! Bring the family-there will be food trucks, rock decorating, collaborative work for silent auction, framed work on display, galleries open and the Wheels in Wheels pottery bus! #ADVartshow2018


Happy New Year! We have hit the ground running after winter break!  Middle schoolers have begun principles of design. Both third and fourth have been doing a painting unit. Fifth grade is weaving and elementary electives are covering a brand new art period!

Clay field trips for third grade begin this week.  Early preparations have begun for the April 19th art show at the DFAC.


The grading period is quickly coming to a close and Winter Break is almost in sight!!  Please be sure to check Portal for missing work and so there aren’t any report card surprises!  Grades close NEXT FRIDAY, 12/22 and report cards will come home about 2 weeks after we return in January.


Wow!  It’s been a while since I have updated! Things got busy with Thanksgiving and last night was the K-2 Winter Show! SO cute!! We are wrapping up the 9 week grading period and getting ready for break.

The Wonder movie fundraiser has been extended!  Buy your tix any time in December through this link and $1 will be donated back to ADV.

Volunteers are needed for lunch duty next Wed, 12/13.  Contact Carrie Sammel at miss.cjsproductions@gmail.com if you can help.  Thank you!