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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 has a blue link to click on)!


Our first art project was an all school collaboration between preschool through 8th grade. Our collage is based on the artwork of Disney artist, Mary Blair. Her main claim to fame is “It’s a Small World”.



Holy Cross Spring Band and Art Show-



In the Art Room this week….

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


4K– Heart positive/negative space painting

K– Valentine ribbon heart using negative space


2nd– Valentine hearts using tints and symmetry


4th-Winter birch tree landscape

5th-Winter birch tree landscape

Middle School

6th Grade– ceramic sacred heart

7th Grade – recycled glass bottle sculpture

8th Grade acrylic painting


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


Graffiti Creator – Create your own graffiti Online. You can choose a font and fill it with graffiti.

Color with Leo – Their art studio includes games related to color and drawing. There are many games here.

Cartoon Lessons – IAD’s cartoon section where you can teach yourself cartooning.

Bomono – Create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking. – A collection of online art games.

A. Pintura: Art Detective. Learn art history while playing detective

What is a Zentangle (Prezi)

Sumo Paint    Pinterest page- different links

Sketch and Paint

Creativity on line- different links

NGAkids Art Zone

Art Games

Discover Keith Haring