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. My classroom experience has enhanced my art lessons by integrating literature into my art lessons. The illustrations in many picture books provide motivation and inspiration for students to learn about the Elements and Principles of Art.
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
EXCITING SPRING NEWS! The Diocesan Art Show will be held on Monday, May 14th - Thursday, May 17th, 2018 from 2:30-5:30 pm each day at St. Mary's School - Swormville, 6919 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051. Everyone is welcome to support our artists. On Opening night, there will be a group project to help create in the art room and as well as "edible art" to create at the Ice Cream Social!
ICS Students to participate in this art show are listed: (complete list to follow)
Our own ICS Art Show will be held here at our school at 7:00 pm on May 30, 2018 with the theme of "Praising God With Our Hands!" Come to be amazed at the creativity and skill that all of our young artists have worked so hard to create!
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!