Mrs. Geiwitz

Mrs. Geiwitz

Welcome to a brand new year of Art for the 2013-2014 school year. I would like to introduce myself - Mrs. Denise Geiwitz, Elementary Art Teacher. I will be teaching ART for grades K-3 at Southside Elementary, Cataract Elementary and also at Lakeview Montessori this school year. This is my 12th year teaching art in the Sparta Area School District. In the past, I have taught at many schools in the district including Maplewood, Lakeview, Lawrence Lawson, Cataract and Leon as well as at the High School. My husband, Doug, teaches at High Point Charter School, and both of our children, Evan and Mara, attend Sparta Schools.  We have a dog named Dachsie, who is a Dachshund/Cocker spaniel cross.  We live in La Crosse and carpool together as a family from La Crosse to Sparta.

I am excited to begin this school year with many new and interesting Art lessons. I will see the students for one hour every six days. We will start the year by learning about the expectations in the Art room. The first lessons we will learn about are the elements of Art, concentrating at first on Line, Shape and Color.  Our first lesson will be to create a self-portrait!  We will use lots of different materials to create Art.

We will begin our year with lessons pertaining to various lines -learning and reviewing what the basic lines are-and using them as well as the basic shapes to create patterned artwork.  In March, we will be holding an Art exhibit of the children's work at the Sparta Free Library.  It will celebrate March being Youth Art Month.  The elementary schools will all have student work on display at the library.

I value the process of creating art, and not just the product or outcome of a project. Children can create art in many ways. I encourage you to offer art materials at home to enable your child to draw, paint, or cut up magazines and make a collage. You would be surprised what a child can do with a pair of scissors and a shoe box!

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child and his/her development in Art -please feel free to contact me at Southside, Cataract or Lakeview Montessori.


Mrs. Denise Geiwitz

*I am always on the look out for donations of supplies, if you have any extra buttons, paper bags, yarn, fabric scrap, or anything else you think we could use to create art, please contact me, or send it in with your child.  It is much appreciated!  We love to recycle!