Last modified Jan 10


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I have been teaching for over 20 years and this is my 9th or 10th year at Holy Cross School and my 6th year at Holy Family School. My main hobbies and interests are jewelry making, reading mysteries and camping. I am always looking for something new to learn in the area of art and ways I can incorporate that into my art curriculum. In my eyes, the students make a school special. I live in Green Bay with my husband and six cats.
Renee Zirbel

Welcome to the Art Room!

Scroll down to see what is going on in the Art Room, Homework Assignments, Grading Policy, Learning Links and Pics of Our Projects (each grade is a link to see their work)!





Holy Cross Spring Band and Art Show- May 10, 2018




In the Art Room this week….

click on the blue grade link to see pics of their work


4K– snowflake

K-3D paper winter globes

1st-winter penguin

2nd-3D steaming mug (paper)

3rd-snowflakes with chalk and glue

4th-designing negative space

5th-designing negative space

Middle School

6th Grade-onomatopoeia

7th Grade -Manga drawing

Chibi girl

Chibi boy

Manga shojo

Manga shonen

8th Grade  Animal collage



Art Room Pics

k-2nd grade: Matisse’s Cat                                     4th and 5th grade Van Gogh’s Sunflowers




Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt  Grade 3        Fall of Icarus by Henri Matisse grade 6




Weekly Sketchbook Assignment Rubric– how is your grade figured for sketchbook assignments

Individual exploration on subject being studied and creative use of sketchbooks is always appreciated.

5th Grade and Middle school students are responsible for taking notes on new projects and creative ideas along with any given assignments in their sketchbook.

Grading Policy

Art Room Grading and Expectations

Rubric– What makes a “4” a “4”



Learning Links

What is a Zentangle (Prezi)

Sumo Paint Pinterest page

Sketch and Paint

Creativity on line- different links

NGAkids Art Zone

Art Games

Discover Keith Haring