Mr. Champagne, Art Teacher

Wetherbee Elementary Art Program

Art within the walls of Wetherbee Elementary is a place that will foster and inspire lifelong learners of the Arts. My classroom is centered on respect; respect for oneself as well as others. Each lesson will promote greater self-esteem, empathy for others, and citizenship. Through the exploration and creation of art, we will integrate ideas derived from literature, math, and science.

Within the walls of my classroom we will be able to time travel throughout the ages of the visual arts. We will explore exemplary pieces of art ranging from ancient hieroglyphics found on the walls of Egyptian tombs to up and coming artists within our own city. Students will be exposed to great masters of the visual arts like Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Degas, and Michelangelo.

 I will utilize my decade plus within the Art industry in order to create fun and imaginative lessons that will foster hands on learning. These lessons will include opportunities to explore various styles, careers, cultures, and masters of the arts. Lessons will align with the benchmarks and skills set forth by OCPS.