Summit Artists Celebrate Culture Day

Amate Bark Paintings

As part of the art curriculum, students study the history of art in various cultures. In this assignment, the 6th grade students were asked to use a variety of media to create their own renditions of  Amate bark paintings of Mexico. The students were very creative with their use of materials.  Some used paper bags and paint, while others made use of technology.  Art integration is at the heart of The Summit’s art program. Through this process students gain an appreciation of art from various world cultures.


Paintings by  Emily and Sydney  (6th grade)

Art History:  Amate bark painting is a style of art created in Mexico that used paper made from the bark of trees. This type of paper dates back to early Mayan times.  The paper was made from the pulp of the fig and mulberry trees.  To this day,  artists continue to honor this ancient tradition of creating  paintings on  paper made from bark.


Art Assignments: April 27 – May 1


Hello Summit Students,

I hope everyone is doing well. I love seeing everyone in the Zoom class meetings each week and I really enjoy getting the photos of your art.  It is nice to see that you are using your artistic and creative skills through distance learning.  Please click on the link below to see this week’s art assignments for your grade level.

Beginners, Pre-K, Kindergarten 

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

6th, 7th, 8th and HS

Please remember to email me a photo of your art assignment when it is  completed.

I look forward to seeing you in your Zoom class meeting this week !



Art Assignments: Week of April 13-17


Hello Summit Families,

Hope you are doing well! I look forward to seeing students each week via Zoom. I love all of the photos of student artwork that you have been emailing me. I will be posting some of those photos on my art blog this week. Here are the art assignments for this week.    Keep Creating!!!

Art Assignments for the week of April 13-17:

Click on the link below for your class.

Beginners, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Art

1st and 2nd Grade Art

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Art

 6th-12th Grade Art


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