About Us


Welcome to Art at Immaculate Conception, where every child is an artist!


Mrs. Mary Bonanno

(716) 652-5855 ICS Office

About Mrs. Bonanno

I hold a New York State Masters Degree in Art and Elementary Education from Medaille College.  While teaching second grade, I was awarded the Anton Banko Award for Excellence in Teaching Science for New York State K-2 Teachers.   After teaching 2nd Grade at Immaculate Conception School for 13 years, I am now currently the Art Teacher for grades K - 8.  

What's new in the art room?

A new name for the art room. It is now called Art Studio 101. The name reflects the working effort displayed each day by the artists in training.  When we use our artistic gifts and talents, we praise God!

We will continue to refine artistic talents as well as discover new ones, experiment with materials and new techniques, inspire and share ideas, maintain a sketchbook, appreciate famous artists to become ART SMART, while loving every minute of it!

The ART STUDIO 101 class schedule is as follows:

Monday:  4th grade, 5th grade, and 8th grade

Tuesday:  3rd grade, 6th grade, and 7th grade

Thursday:  Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade

In celebrating International Dot Day, which is September 15th...ish, we read/watch the video of Peter Reynolds reading his book, THE DOT.  The character, Vashti is encouraged by her art teacher to take a risk by persuading her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you."  Students across the board will create dot art....it is very exciting to see where a dot can take you!

Kindergarten artists have created ladybugs in the grass.  Using a circle (dot), they have drawn in the details of a ladybug in the grass.  These works of art are displayed along the first floor hallway.

First Grade artists have been inspired by abstract artist, Pablo Picasso to create an abstract bouquet of flowers.  These works of art are also on display along the first floor hallway.

Second grade artists have been experimenting by blending paint, using warm colors.

Third Grade artists are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

Fourth Grade artists  are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

Fifth Grade artists are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

Sixth Grade artists are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

Seventh Grade artists are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

Eight Grade artists are developing sketchbook drawing skills.

SKETCHBOOK SPOTLIGHT  is a bulletin board on the first floor featuring sketchbook drawings from students in grades 3 - 8.  Keep an eye out for this ever changing display of amazing artwork!

The "A" in STREAM is for ART!