Phone: (941) 575-5440
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S., Art Education
If you are new to this website, WELCOME!!! This is my 8th year at Sallie Jones, but thirteenth year of teaching art in Charlotte County! I first taught at Port Charlotte Middle, then Peace River Elementary until I took a three year leave when my (not 5th grader!) Daphne was born. My husband Danny and I have lived here all our lives (both CHS alum!) aside from the time I spent at UCF obtainting my B.S. in Art Ed.
I hope you have been letting your imagination run wild this summer! Check out the photo gallery titled "free time art" to see some of the photos your peers have sent in (along with my Daphne (10) and Ben (4) with their friends having fun at home). Beginning Tuesday, September 8th the lessons we are doing in class will be posted in the "art splash - art @ SCHOOL" section. You will need to be patient, as they will be one week behind what we are doing at school, so as not to spoil any surprises for those in class:)
The last Art Splash – Art @ Home activities I posted in May focussed on a review of the principles of design. These require/required adult supervision but would really make a fun summer project this last week we are home! I have posted several examples in the "string and pour paint" photo gallery, but I do hope you will send me some pictures of your familiy with their art!
I hope you had the chance to view my video that included the 5 KCB winners for the 2021 calendar that is still posted. Those Keep Charlotte Beautiful calendards featuring SJE artists will be on sale (during art) for a $3 donation. In other exciting news, Lina Maslo’s (the author/illustrator we interviewed about her first book Free as Bird) SECOND book was released the 1st week of MAY!!!!!! If you missed the interview, there are a few screenshots of Lina and I's google meet in the "audobon ..." photo gallery. PLEASE check out this exciting video including her two daughters for more information about the Through the Wardrobe:
Finally, possibly the last time I saw you was pulling through the parent pick-up line to grab your amazing art (and all your other belongings)!!! Congratuations to Lillian Schooley, whose Lilly Pulitzer style design I was wearing! This contest was following a textile design unit, including a Socratic Seminar style debate over copyright laws, etc. As promised, at the end of the unit I selected my personal favorite and painted (with the watercolors we used in class!) the design on a blank dress to be warn at the 5th grade send-off. Check out the "Lillian Schooley's art" photo gallery.
I look forward to seeing you all in art class or your photos in my inbox or through REMIND in the meantime!