Deer Lakes

School District

Kortnie Mackowski: Art


My name is Kortnie Mackowski and I teach Art in grades kindergarten through fifth at Curtisville and East Union Intermediate center. I have taught at Deer Lakes since 2011. 
In art we explore various techniques, artists, media, art history and subjects in art. Students will focus on the basic skills in art: elements and principles of design, drawing, painting, mixed media, clay fiber arts, and printmaking.  Art is all around us and it begins with our perspective, I hope that my students learn to appreciate the subtle things while also being able to appreciate works of art and their contexts.  Creativity, originality, neatness, design, composition, and expression are encouraged in all works of art.  Sometimes the process of actually creating the art is better than the end result!  My ultimate goal as an educator is to develop a classroom environment that will allow my students to become excited about art.  


Kortnie Mackowski
 Teacher, K-5
 Elementary Art
 19 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: (724) 265-5310  
Curtisville Ext:   5590  
East Union Ext:  4500 

Office Hours:

8:00-3:45 Monday-Thursday
8:30-3:45 Friday according to the District calendar

Joined Deer Lakes:



Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, completed in 2009
Master of Arts in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, completed in 2015
Certified K-12 for Art Education