Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A new chapter

Hello! I haven't posted in a while but thought it was time to share my new experiences with you.  My family and I moved this summer and I started a new position as the ART teacher at Elizabeth Price Elementary School! I miss my Amherst staff and students, but am also very glad to be here at Price! (If you are reading this from Amherst, I HOPE ALL IS WELL and I think of you often!!!!) 
It has been an exciting transition. I am teaching k-5 art and feel more welcomed each week! The staff and students are great and I look forward to sharing pieces of each project we create with you! STAY TUNED! 

If you are new to my blog, you can also follow me on Instagram @whyiloveart and Twitter @renner_mrs. 

Thank you and have a fabulous day!! Keep creating! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank you!

I Love my job!! Thank you to parents and staff members for all of the kind words today. I was nominated staff member of the month and feel so honored. Hope to see you all at our annual art show on May 7th at 5pm!!! 

Friday, February 27, 2015


Our fourth grade students love weaving so much that I decided to create another weaving project for them. We created ceramic looms that turned out beautifully. Check out some of the results. 


We also have a community loom that was donated from or middle school. It has been a great addition to our classroom. 

Wizard of Oz set design!

Our third grade students will be performing The Wizard of Oz, under direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Perry. I love community art projects and volunteered to tackle the set design with our students. They are doing an amazing job. These will also be on display at our annual art show this year!   Here are photos of the process so far

Emerald city gate!

And the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West has befun! 

One final scene remaining!! 


Friday, January 23, 2015



We are finishing our ceramic unit this week with the entire school. Our third grade students learned about Pablo Picasso and Cubism. They created face sculptures and combined two view points of a face. They are full of texture and color! 

Our fourth grade students created clay looms. We will begin weaving on them next week! They are beautiful. Some students created pinch pot monsters instead of looms. 

Both projects were finished using oil pastel, water color and Mod Podge. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stop motion at Harris!!

We are finally finished with our stop motion film! Here is the link and some photos of the process. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Mail for Heros

I was asked by a parent to partner with the American Red Cross to create some holiday mail with our Harris kids.  These are for members of our armed forces that may be separated from their loved ones this holiday season. It was a great service project for our kiddos to be involved in! Hope they make someone's day!