Welcome to Middle School Art!
I am Mrs. Mink. I have been the art teacher at Goshen Middle School for 18 years. This fourth quarter will be a little different since we will all be working from home. Assignments for fourth quarter are listed to the right under “4th Quarter Online Art Assignments.” I will also be sharing some art challenges or ideas     on this page as well as on Twitter @mink_mrs 
Bear with me on this, I am new to Twitter but will try my best to share my sketches and interesting art sites to check out while you are home. I would love for you to share what you have done at home as well, whether done with pencil, paint, a drawing app on your device, whatever you can find! Please just make sure your work is school appropriate. Again check out the link to the right for work. Stay safe, healthy, and make some art!
About Art Classes
in this class you will…  Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.  Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Refine and complete artistic work.  Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.  Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. Perceive and analyze artistic work. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.  Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.  (National Core Art Anchor Standards)

Grading: Rubrics will be used for assessment on studio projects. Grading scale will follow Goshen Middle Schools’ grading policy. Class assignments that you will be graded on:  Studio projects, daily class participation, artist statements, and classwork.

Grade Scale:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 and below = F

Materials needed daily: A pencil (student provides) and sketchbook (provided by teacher and we will build in class)


Student expectations in the art room:  

G=Growth Mindset


S=Social responsibility

About Your Art Teacher
A little something about your teacher:  This is my 18th year at GMS. I went to the University of Mount St. Joseph.  While there, I studied photography, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, and anything art related that I could get my hands on!  I graduated with a B.F.A in photography and painting and a B.A in art education. Before coming to GMS I worked for 10 years at the Cincinnati Museum Center starting as a youth volunteer. This summer I had fun spending time with my family. My husband and I have 3 young boys, two of which are twins. I also have two dogs.
Helpful Websites:

Click BELOW to go to Progress Book:

Check grades, homework and much more. Call the main office for your username and password or have your child get it from a teacher.
Click BELOW to go to Pro-Core:
Pro-Core Web is available to practice test taking skills and to check for content understanding at home.