Welcome to Mrs. Vannan's Class!

my photo COMING SOON....2018 ART TO REMEMBER FUNDRAISER. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR CHILD'S ARTWORK TRANSFORMED INTO A FOREVER KEEPSAKE...GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR A RELATIVE OR SPECIAL FRIEND, OR FOR YOUR STUDENT. MORE INFO TO COME....CHECK IT OUT AT WWW.ARTTOREMEMBER.COM

Hello! And welcome to the 2018-19 Art Schoolyear!!! I am so excited to be returning as a faculty member here at St. Michael's for my second year as the Art teacher for Grades K-8. I am an Ohio native that has had the fortunate opportunity to live in several states nationwide and come full circle 4 years ago to return to the great Buckeye state. I am an alum of Ohio University (3rd generation bobcat) and worked towards a Master's Degree at The University of Akron. My husband, Rick, is a Central Catholic graduate and our daughter is embarking on her senior year there. We also have a son that is about to begin his final year here at St. Michael's and will be moving on to Central next year. Previous to teaching art at St. Michael's, I had been a substitute teacher for 2 years at the school and had always been actively involved as a classroom aide/parent volunteer at the schools our children previously attended before our move back to OH. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with & getting to know the students, faculty, staff, and wonderfully supportive families that all partake in creating this special environment here at St. Michael's. I feel truly blessed to have the chance to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to having a lot of fun this year exploring the world of art with my students. Each day is new, fun, creative and exciting!!!

ART NEWS- The art classroom for this year has been relocated to the upstairs loft (previous band room) located in the gym. I currently do not have a direct phone line, but if you ever need to contact me please call the school office to leave me a message and I will return your call within 24 hours. Also, you can always reach me via email at LVANNAN@YOUNGSTOWNDIOCESE.ORG

Please check back here throughout the year for updated information on art fundraisers and for our annual Holy Cross Academy and St. Michael's Student Art Shows.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY ART CONTESTS

STARK SPEAKS UP FOR KINDNESS

**Media Release forms due before or on Monday September 17th. These forms went home with students in Thursday folders on 9/6.

This is a contest that students in Grades K-7 will be participating in as an "in-class" project, but it is open to the community. Please see link for more information: www.starkspeaksupforkindness.org

I will send home more information as we begin this in class.

DID YOU KNOW????....... We have some fabulous art events/activities/museums right here in our own backyard in Canton/Massillon OH?!?! Please click on these following links to find out about some great happenings in our local art community, many geared towards family/children and often with a minimal or no fee involved. CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Canton Art Museum- www.cantonart.org

Arts In Stark- www.artsinstark.com

Massillon Museum (MASSMU)- www.massillonmuseum.org