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Art and Mental Health Resources

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you healthy and well. The following email contains a message from our Visual and Performing Arts Department. Please feel free to reach out to them during their office hours described below and utilize their resources. I also want to let you know that Ms. Walsh and Ms. Kennedy, our guidance counselors, will be hosting office hours on Monday – Friday from 9-11 AM. Don’t hesitate to email them with anything that is on your mind or with questions about your children.

Finally, please let me or your child’s teachers know if you need assistance accessing or utilizing the resources that we have shared with you. We are here to help you during this challenging time. Parents Helping Parents is also hosting support groups if you are feeling overwhelmed or would like to meet with other families. We are a strong community and are all in this together!

With warm wishes for good health,


Dear Students,

We miss you and hope that you are healthy and safe at home during this unexpected time off from school. Included below are some ideas and digital resources to help you continue to explore your creative side. We hope you will find these activities engaging and meaningful. None of the assignments listed are required, this is simply a way for all of us to stay engaged in our learning and creative thinking together. We would love to see what you are working on: a video, a drawing, a journal. Feel free to snap some pictures, take some videos, and email us! We can’t wait to see your process and products!

As we navigate this "new normal," please remember that we are thinking of you and your family, and we are always here for you. We will be checking emails daily and our "office hours" will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm. We will be online and available to work with you during those hours, but want to hear from you and see your work whenever. Additionally, you can check out @artstudio_wellington on Instagram for supplemental art inspiration, as well as for music.

We miss you and look forward to returning to our classrooms soon!

Creatively Yours,

Mrs. Cammarata

Mr. McMahan

K-4 Visual Art Resources

Grab a pencil, pen, or other art materials you have and create from any of these prompts:

  • A treasure map.
  • An imaginary planet.
  • Draw something without taking your pencil off of the paper.
  • Botanical Study: Find a flower or plant from nature. Study it carefully before drawing and draw it large-scale (fill your paper). Color your drawing if you have supplies available.

Digital Resource:


If you have an Instagram or Twitter, please follow me! I will occasionally post more ideas and resources as I come across them.

K-4 Music Resources

  • Berlin Philharmonic Free Streaming: Watch a wonderful orchestra play a piece of music with your family!
  • Take a Lesson with Little Kids Rock: Check out this website if you are interested in learning to play body percussion, compose a song, or perhaps play an instrument you have at home.
  • Musical Storybook Classic: Watch a narrated story with musical themes representing each of the characters. Peter and the Wolf is a music classroom favorite. Runs about 27 mins.
  • Rhythm Randomizer: Click on the rhythm shown and it will automatically change to a new random rhythm. Chant the rhythm on rhythm syllables, bah, or play on an instrument (recorder, drum, violin, etc.)
posted: March 23, 2020 by webmaster
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