Welcome to my web page! I teach Art at McGraw High School to students ranging from grades 6 through 12. 

Background
I have an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Tompkins Cortland Community College received in 1996, in 1999 I earned a B.S. in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, and finally my M.S.T in Health Education from SUNY Cortland in 2006. I taught Art at Sherburne-Earlville for six years before I came to McGraw. I live in Cortland with my family.
 
Art Club
The Art Club meets quarterly the first Friday in the months of Oct., Dec., March, and May from 2:50 to 4:30 pm
The purpose of this club is to advance artistic growth among students who are interested in the arts as well as contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community.  We focus on exploring and experimenting with new and different types of art projects, activities, skills, and techniques.  Students will also be expected to help with community events such as face painting and will participate in our annual fundraiser held in February.  There is one field trip scheduled in Febrauary where we will be visiting and viewing the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Art Show at Onondaga Community College.
        
 Art Quote:  The Earth without Art is just "Eh".

Art Department Course Descriptions

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Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts

Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts

Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.

Art Gallery
Photo Gallery
Visual Arts 7 Syllabus
Studio in Art Syllabus

Links

 
 Crayola                                                 Smithsonian 
MOMA Learning Page                                                            ArtsEdge
The @rt Room                                                                         Yahoo Art Links
Thinker.org Fine Art Museum of San Francisco                    Metropolitan Museum of Art Education
Metropolitan Museum of Art Explore                                     Guggenheim New York
artcyclopedia                                                                          Art and Culture
ArtSource                                                                                Jospeph Wu's Origami
National Gallery of Art                                                             The Louvre
Planet Photoshop                                                                    W3 Schools
 
  
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
www.mcgrawschools.org