Hello, my Most AMAZING Artists!
How are YOU today?
I hope you had a relaxing summer! I'm excited to be working with you in art this year, whether you are at home or in person!
STEAM BAG Supplies
For health reasons, we will not be using community art supplies this year. Instead, we are asking students to make a bag (or box) of supplies that they will bring with them to Art, Media, and the STEAM Lab. They can be the same supplies they use with their regular class, with a few special additions*:pencilserasercrayons (16 - 24 colors)scissorsglue bottle or glue sticks*8 pan watercolor set (Crayola or Prang)*small set of oil pastels (avail. at Walmart, Target, office supply stores, craft stores--prices range from $2.97 +)*fine or medium point black sharpiePlease do not spend a lot on the special supplies. For instance, siblings can even share a box of oil pastels, by picking out two or three of their favorite colors to keep in their bags. Let me know if you have a problem getting any of these supplies.SKETCHBOOKSEverybody will be using a sketchbook this year, to keep us from having to worry about passing papers back and forth.3rd-6th graders will have purchased a sketchbook during registration (or will use their old one from last year.)K-2nd graders will use a FREE teacher-made sketchbook.E-learners should have picked up your sketchbook during registration when picking up your other materials. If we missed you, then rest assured, it is up at the front office for pick up. Otherwise, you will have to get your own or use whatever paper you have available to you.In-person students will receive their sketchbooks from me when I see you in class!
Google Classroom and FOCUS
E-Learners will be using FOCUS and Google Classroom to access their art lessons. Sometimes I will post Assignments on Google Classroom, where they can attach a photo of their work. Sometimes I will post a video of a lesson demonstration. But often I will be meeting with students live on Zoom. Again, check Google Classroom during your Art Activity time for what's in store each day!
I can't wait to see what you create!
Now is also a perfect time to get familiar with our Artsonia online art gallery, if you haven't already. Look for the link on this page and check it out.
Many of your parents have already given permission for you to use this free and completely safe site, but if yours have not yet, I encourage them to do so, as we may be using it for some of our lessons. Have your parents email me for more information on how to give permission for Artsonia use.
Keep in mind:
I make messes!
I make mistakes!
But deep inside, I've got what it takes!
I AM an ARTIST!
Would you like to participate in a new Artsonia project? Art is an excellent way to express our feelings.
Create artwork about your feelings during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Use available materials and be CREATIVE!
Please feel free to use one of the following themes or create your own: - A Positive message of hope and optimism - The first thing I will do when this is all over - My vacation spot in my mind - How to stay connected while apart - Thank you to our doctors and nursesEmail your artwork to Ms. Lambert or upload it to our online gallery at www.artsonia.com (directions for how to upload are in the above Links and Files.)
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Studio Art Master of Arts in Teaching Teacher Certification in Art K-12 ESOL Endorsement
Ms. Kami Lambert
Art is my passion, so I am thrilled to be the Art Teacher at WMSS! I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Colorado College. My specialties in college were in printmaking and sculpture. My Master's research project involved integrating science and art. Therefore, I feel very much at home at our School for Science.
Having worked in Brevard Public Schools for over 25 years, I began teaching in a regular classroom in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I have been teaching Art since 2000, and I think that my regular classroom experience has made me an even better Art Teacher. In addition, I co-chair the Brevard County Southern Division Art Fair Committee. I truly believe that I have the best job in the school! Creating art with children--what could be better?
I am married to my friend Pieter Cronje, who, originally from South Africa, recently obtained his American citizenship. We have a delightful daughter and a rascally dog, Archibald, a Cairn terrier mix. As a family, we enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, and boating. In my spare time, I am actively involved with Surfers for Autism, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Autism Awareness and Acceptance, and am on the Board of Directors for SOAK (Supporting Our ASD Kids), a local group that offers support and resources for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Artistically, I love to draw and paint, but am most fond of printmaking and working with clay.
I look forward every year to working with your children as they experiment with a variety of media, discover favorite artists and art forms, and explore new ways to creatively express themselves in the WMSS Art Lab!