Art Department

The Art Department is dedicated to the study, history, production, and theory of art and to the conceptualization, collection, exhibition, and curatorship of visual culture as a central part of the liberal arts tradition and educational experience.

Core Arts Standards

Creating

  • Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
  • Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
  • Refine and complete artistic work

Presenting

  • Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation
  • Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation
  • Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work

Responding

  • Perceive and analyze artistic work
  • Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
  • Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work

Connecting

  • Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
  • Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

 

Art Staff

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Sharon Comini

Art Teacher

I have taught art in Florida for thirteen years.…Read More
Donald E. Schick Elementary SchoolExt. 1147Work Phone: (570) 326-3554
Biography

I have taught art in Florida for thirteen years. I believe that Art is the first language of children and that through Art children can express themselves, explore, create, and problem solve. Art is a natural extension of the world around them and children have a natural curiosity about art. In my art classes, even the youngest children will learn about the world around through art. They will learn about the elements of design including color, texture, line, shape, form, value, and space. They will also learn about the principles of design which include: contrast, balance, unity movement, pattern, emphasis, and rhythm. Math, science, and social studies will be integrated into their lesson so that your child will understand that everything they learn about is connected to other things. I look forward to studying the world of art with your child.

If you have any questions about the art program at D.E. Schick Elementary, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 570-326-3554 ext 1147, or at scomini@ltsd.k12.pa.us

Art Room Rules

Respect others’ things
Encourage each other
Share your supplies
Partcipate
Everyone’s feelings matter
Clean up after yourself
Take responsibility

REMEMBER, A LITTLE  RESPECT GOES A LONG WAY

 

About Me:

I am a Pittsburgh native who  has 13 years of experience in Art Education. I have worked in all areas in Art for the Palm Beach County School system, but I am very happy to be working at the elementary level again, which is my favorite place to teach.  I had gotten my B.A. in Art at California University of Pennsylvania, and received masters degree in Multicultural Education from Florida Atlantic University. During my time teaching in Florida, I had taught Art at an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in West Palm Beach.

I  enjoy swimming, biking, painting, ceramics, reading and watching Steeler games with my family.

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Deanna Dincher

Middle School Art Teacher

Loyalsock Township Middle SchoolExt. 1325Work Phone: (570) 323-9439
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Gerald Kaplan

Art

Visual Arts & Art History Instructor National Art Honor Society & Art Club Advisor Please see http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/ for course information/assignments Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry I Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry II Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry III Block 3: Drawing & Painting II Block 3: A.P.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1326Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
Biography

Visual Arts & Art History Instructor

National Art Honor Society & Art Club Advisor

Please see http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/ for course information/assignments

Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry I
Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry II
Block 1: Textiles & Jewelry III
Block 3: Drawing & Painting II
Block 3: A.P. Studio Art 2-D
Block 4: A.P. Studio Art 2-D
Block 4: A.P. Studio Art 3-D
Period 7: Foundations of V.Arts
Period 8: Foundations of V.Arts
Period 8: Portfolio Development

 

About Me

Education:
The Pennsylvania State University 
B.S. Art Ed w/studio focus, ceramics emphasis
2000-2004

Converse College
M.Ed. Gifted and Talented Education
2005-2007

The Pennsylvania State University
Non-degree graduate student studying Art History
2011-Present

Active Member of N.C.E.C.A.
National Council of Education in the Ceramic Arts
Specialties:

  • Various Ceramic Techniques
  • Illustration
  • Digital Photography Manipulation
  • Textile Design

Forms

  • Art Show Template
  • ART_SHOW_TAG 81.01 KB (Last Modified on January 8, 2014)
  • EF Spain & Italy pre-summer survey
  • GREETINGS 83.84 KB (Last Modified on June 3, 2013)
  • Art Model FormArt_model_form 23.11 KB (Last Modified on April 20, 2010)
  • If you want to portray a student, faculty, or staff member of LTSD you must have this form completed by them and turned in to Mr. Kaplan.
  • Extension FormEXTENSION 17.16 KB (Last Modified on April 20, 2010)
  • If you are going to be late on a project this form must be signed by you and a parent/guardian and turned in on the due date in liue of the assignment.  Failure to do so will result in late points being detracted from the project grade.

 

Online Enrichment Activities