Deer Lakes

School District

Kortnie Mackowski: Art

Profile:

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.  

Assignments:

Please check google classroom or seesaw for art assignments! 

Kindergarten is creating coffee filter snowflakes.

First grade is working on bear line drawings using the hatching technique.

Second grade is creating landscapes inspired by artist Jen Aranyi.

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are working on self-portraits.  

Contact:

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:

7:05 to 2:50 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 
Wednesdays 10:00 to 5:45 according to the District calendar

Joined Deer Lakes:

2011

Credentials:

Education:
 
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