Student Art Work (2 pages)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Dinosaur Mural
Saint Davids School 2013
Tempera Paint
12'x 4'

The mural was inspired by the Dinosaur unit that kindergartners were studying in the classroom. The murals were also used as scenery for their Dinosaur presentation!
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Dinosaur Mural
Saint Davids School 2013
Tempera Paint
12'x 8'

The mural was inspired by the Dinosaur unit that kindergartners were studying in the classroom. The murals were also used as scenery for their Dinosaur presentation!

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Mixed Media
Owl Collages
Saint Davids School 2012
Mixed Media
24" x 18"

Kindergarten art
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Metallic Tempera Paint
Kindergarten Class
Saint Davids School 2012
Metallic Tempera Paint

Students are painting a tree for their owl collage

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
"What I Want To Be When I Grow Up" Portraits
Saint Davids School 2013
Watercolor
12" x 18"

Kindergarten students made self-portraits about their chosen careers. The theme connected to a unit they were studying in the classroom. This particular student wanted to be a "basketball player."
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
"What I Want To Be When I Grow Up" Portraits
Saint Davids School 2013
Watercolor
12"x 18"

Kindergarten students made self-portraits about their chosen careers. The theme connected to a unit they were studying in the classroom. This particular student wanted to be an "alligator hunter."

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Animal Paintings
Saint Davids School 2013
Tempera Paint
18"x 24"

Kindergarten students studied animals and chose the specific animal they wanted to paint about. We also discussed placement and use of a background, foreground, and horizon line.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil and Markers
Dinosaur Drawing's
Saint Davids School 2014
Pencil and Markers
9" x 12"

Kindergarten students created sketches of dinosaurs and their habitats.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Variety of paperCollage
Imaginary Creature Collage
Studio in A School 2016
Variety of paperCollage
12" x 18"

Second grade students created an imaginary creature collage and utilized a variety of paper.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Collage
Imaginary Creature Collage
Studio in a School 2016
Collage
12" x 18"

Second grade students created an imaginary creature collage and utilized a variety of paper.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Still-life With Flowers
Saint Davids School 2013
Tempera Paint
18' x 12'

Third grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Still-life With Flowers
Saint Davids School 2013
Tempera Paint
18'x 12'

Third grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Still-life With Flowers
Saint Davids School 2011
Tempera Paint
18' x 12'

3rd Grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)
Flower Paintings
Saint Davids School 2013

3rd grade painting lesson

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Architecture painting (Taj Mahl)
Saint Davids School 2014
Tempera Paint
18" x 24"

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Castle Painting
Saint Davids School 2014
Tempera Paint
18'x 24'

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Castle Painting
Saint Davids School 2014
Tempera Paint
18'x 24"

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)
Art Show
Saint Davids School 2014

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Drawing of Greek Vase
Saint Davids School 2012
Pencil
12" x 18"

A 4th grade student is working on his vase drawing and chose the god Zeus for his vase painting.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)  Acrylic Paint
Greek Vase Painting
Saint Davids School 2014
Acrylic Paint
10" x 14"

4th grade students studied Greek vase paintings and chose to depict either a Greek god or to invent their own god.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Drawing of Greek Vase
Saint Davids School 2012
Pencil
12" x 18"

A 4th grade student is working on his vase drawing.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Acrylic Paint
Greek Vase Paintings 2014 Art Show
Saint Davids School 2014
Acrylic Paint

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
"Starry Night" Painting
Saint Davids School 2012
Tempera Paint
12" x 18"

4th grade students studied western landscape painting and learned about Van-Gogh and the post impressionist's. They also compared western landscape painting to Chinese landscape paintings.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) India Ink
Chinese landscape paintings
Saint Davids School 2014
India Ink
26" x 12"

4th grade students studied eastern and western landscape painting.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
"Starry Night" Painting
Saint Davids School 2012
Tempera Paint
12" x 18"

4th grade students studied western landscape painting and learned about Van-Gogh and the post impressionist's.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) India Ink
Chinese landscape paintings
Saint Davids School 2014
India Ink
26" x 12"

4th grade students studied eastern and western landscape painting.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Acrylic Paint
Egyptian Painting
Saint Davids School 2012
Acrylic Paint
40" x 26"

4th grade students studied Egyptian art and chose to represent either a traditional or invented Egyptian god. They also learned about proportions of the figure and how to scale up a drawing.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Acrylic Paint
Egyptian Painting
Saint Davids School 2013
Acrylic Paint
40" x 26"

4th grade students studied Egyptian art and chose to represent either a traditional or invented Egyptian god. They also learned about proportions of the figure and how to scale up a drawing.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Prisma Markers
Fantasy Landscape
Saint Davids School 2011
Prisma Markers
9" x 12"

5th grade students started their landscape pictures by drawing plants, and developing thumbnail sketches. They then combined a variety of sketches into these beautiful finished drawings.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Prisma Markers
Fantasy Landscape
Saint Davids School 2011
Prisma Markers
9" x 12"

5th grade students started their landscape pictures by drawing plants, and developing thumbnail sketches. They then combined a variety of sketches into these beautiful finished drawings. (PLEASE GO TO PAGE 2)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Oil Pastel
5th grade
Saint Davids School 2012
Oil Pastel
20' x 26"

A 5th grade student drawing his architecture project with oil pastel.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Oil Pastel and Watercolor
Architecture Project
Saint Davids School 2012
Oil Pastel and Watercolor
26" x 24"

5th grade students studied the architecture of New York City. They started their drawings by going outside and sketching neighborhood buildings. Focusing on detail, pattern, and elements of architecture, students invented a city block scene.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil and Paper
Drawing Neighborhood Buildings
Saint Davids School 2014
Pencil and Paper
9" x 12"

Fifth grade students drawing building facades.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Oil Pastel and Watercolor
Architecture Project
Saint Davids School 2014
Oil Pastel and Watercolor
26" x 24"

5th grade students studied the architecture of New York City. They started their drawings by going outside and sketching neighborhood buildings. Focusing on detail, pattern, and elements of architecture, students invented a city block scene.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Self-Portraits with Invented backgrounds
ACS Athens 2018
Tempera Paint
12" x 18"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades, students practiced self-portraits culminating in paintings that explored complimentary colors, color contrast, and shades and tints. After drawing their self-portrait students divided the page into sections.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Self-Portraits with Invented backgrounds
ACS Athens 2018
Tempera Paint
12" x 18"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades, students practiced self-portraits culminating in paintings that explored complimentary colors, color contrast, and shades and tints. After drawing their self-portrait students divided the page into sections.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Warm/Cool Painted Collage
ACS Athens 2018
Tempera Paint
12"x18"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades, a scene was painted twice, one using warm colors and one using cool colors. The two paintings were cut up and reassembled.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Cropped Object Study
ACS Athens 2017
Pencil
18"x 24"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades, students were asked to choose an object and crop the object 6 different ways, creating open compositions. Shading was emphasized as well.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Printing Ink
Collagraph Prints
ACS Athens 2018
Printing Ink
9" x 12"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades.
Students created prints called Collagraphs. The goal of the project, was to combine image and text. The prints were included in the Literary fair at ACS.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Printing Ink
Collograph Prints
ACS Athens 2018
Printing Ink
9" x 12"

In this Art Studio class of mixed 6,7 and 8th grades.
Students created prints called Collagraphs. The goal of the project, was to combine image and text. The prints were included in the Literary fair at ACS.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Markers, colored pencils
Elements of Art Project
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Markers, colored pencils
18" x 24"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students depicted the 7 elements of art, and incorporated the word "Element" into the design.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Markers Colored Pencils
Dots and Lines
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Markers Colored Pencils
4" x 6"

In this 8th grade Art and Design Course, students engaged in a series of exercises exploring dots and lines to further their understanding of the Principles of Design

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Marker
Negative/Positive Space Designs
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Marker
12" x 18"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students adapted their positive and negative space designs into a creative grid.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Collage
Notan Designs
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Collage
14" x 14"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students explored the principles of Notan Design; light verses dark, paper cutting, and positive and negative shapes. Symmetry and a-symmetry were important considerations in the overall design.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Marker and colored pencil
Principles of Design Project
ACS Athens 2017-18
Marker and colored pencil
9" x 24"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students depicted the 7 principles of Design, and used the same image (stencil) in each segment.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Marker
Zen Tangles
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Marker
12" x 18"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students explored and made repetitive patterns and shapes. The goal was to fill in the negative space of a shape and use the elements and principles of design.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Marker, colored pencil, water color
Typography Quote Poster Project
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Marker, colored pencil, water color
12" x 18"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students practiced basic typography and learned about fonts. Choosing a favorite quote they then made a poster illustrating the principles of typography; paying close attention to layout, spacing, and how things fit together.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Marker, colored pencil, water color
Typography Quote Poster Project
ACS Athens 2017-2018
Marker, colored pencil, water color
12" x 18"

In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students In this 8th grade Art and Design course, students practiced basic typography and learned about fonts. Choosing a favorite quote they then made a poster illustrating the principles of typography; paying close attention to layout, spacing, and how things fit together.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2015
watercolor
12" x 15"

National Academy students studied portraiture. Emphasis was placed on proportions of the face, drawing from life, color theory and water color technique. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas
Sill Life
2016
Cray-Pas
10" x 12"

National Academy students studied still life and drew directly with Cray-pas. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and blending techniques were also emphasized.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas
Still Life Drawing
2016
Cray-Pas
11" x 14"

National Academy students studied still life and drew directly with Cray-pas. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and blending techniques were also emphasized.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas and watercolor
Still Life Drawing
2016
Cray-Pas and watercolor
9" x 12" 12" x 18"

National Academy students studied still life painting. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and water color technique was also emphasized.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) watercolor
Still Life paintings
2015
watercolor
9" x 12" 12" x 18"

National Academy students studied still life painting. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and water color technique was also emphasized.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas and watercolor
Cityscape
2016
Cray-Pas and watercolor
24" x 30"

National Academy students drew directly from the buildings in New York. They then created a cityscape scene form their sketches, and incorporated pattern, line design, color theory, and pictorial elements of a landscape. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Cooper Hewitt Cafe
2016
Pencil
9" x 12"

In this summer week long intensive class, National Academy students drew the Cooper Hewitt Museum and other building facades. Students learned about line design techniques, contour line, and sighting techniques. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Cooper Hewitt
2016
Pencil
9" x 12"

In this summer week long intensive class, National Academy students drew the Cooper Hewitt Museum and other building facades. Students learned about line design techniques, contour line, and sighting techniques. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Charcoal
Tree drawing Central Park (8th grade student)
2016
Charcoal
18" x 24"

National Academy students took a week long intensive art class this summer. The focus of this project was observational drawing and learning to draw and shade with charcoal. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Charcoal
Tree drawing Central Park (8th grade student)
2016
Charcoal
18" x 24"

National Academy students took a week long intensive art class this summer. The focus of this project was observational drawing and learning to draw and shade with charcoal. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

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