Welcome to Art at
Maurice Hawk Elementary School

Mrs. Carr

Mrs. Tina Carr

Mrs. Carr earned her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from The College of NJ and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Washington University in St. Louis.  She has 17 years teaching experience at the elementary level, served as an adjunct professor in the Art & Art History department at The College of NJ, and has studied at Princeton University in The Teacher Prep program.  Mrs. Carr has organized and participated with her students in various community art events throughout Mercer County, NJ.  She has taught students of all ages at local arts schools including The Arts Council of Princeton and ARTworks in Trenton, NJ.  Mrs. Carr is passionate about teaching art to her students and seeks out opportunities to make real world connections to further develop students understanding of art experiences.   

A Note from Mrs. Tina Carr in the Art Room

Welcome back!  I hope you and your child have had a creative and fun filled summer!  I have been busy dreaming up interesting lessons for the coming year!  I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to parents and students new to Maurice Hawk School.  I am very excited to see the students in the art room and start the flow of creative juices!

The art room is a unique place for educational and emotional growth.  This year, your child will be encouraged to express him/herself through a variety of materials including: watercolor, oil pastels, collage, sculpture and printmaking.  The lessons are prepared and presented to encourage independent thought and creative problem solving skills.  In addition, we will explore the art and culture of countries around the world and the work of traditional and contemporary artists.  It is important to me that the students understand how their creation relates to the world at large.   It is my goal to help your child express his/her ideas with visual clarity.

All art students at Maurice Hawk School deserve a safe and positive environment in which to encounter art experiences.  An atmosphere that nurtures freedom of expression can be misinterpreted as a place for inappropriate behavior.  Art should be an enjoyable class, but it should never be at the expense of respect and positive behavior.   As a teacher I am committed to creating a peaceful and caring classroom.  In general the behavior expectations in effect during art class are; keep hands and feet and all objects to yourself, respect yourself and others, follow directions, and demonstrate responsibility for art tools and classroom materials.

 On your child’s Art Day, I recommend that he/she wear appropriate clothing, spills and messy accidents may occur.  All paints used in the art room are washable.  If your child has a spill, for best results I recommend that you stain prep and wash it that same night.

 I look forward to working with students and parents this school year!  Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.  Thank you for your support as we work together to provide a successful educational experience this year!

Mrs. Tina Carr
Art Teacher Maurice Hawk School
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