Last modified Oct 4


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  • Kindergarten
I have been teaching for over 20 years and this is my 9th or 10th year at Holy Cross School and my 6th year at Holy Family School. My main hobbies and interests are jewelry making, reading mysteries and camping. I am always looking for something new to learn in the area of art and ways I can incorporate that into my art curriculum. In my eyes, the students make a school special. I live in Green Bay with my husband and six cats.
Renee Zirbel


Welcome to the Art Room! Scroll down to see class news, what is happening in the art room, assignments, wish list, learning links, grading policy and Pics (click on grade to see pics)



HFS Band and Art Show



Click on the blue link to see pics of their current lesson and past lessons. Our current lesson is listed next to the class link.

4K- apple prints

Kindergarten-chocolate chip rosary

1st Grade-3D witch

2nd Grade-hand drawing

3rd Grade-Matisse inspired paper cutouts

4th Grade- Line Landscape

5th Grade-Paper Mola

6th grade– Architecture: barn, castle, Victorian house (lesson)

7th Grade-3D Zentangle form (lesson)

8th Grade-Parabolic curve art (lesson)





Individual exploration on subjects being studied and creative use of sketchbooks is always appreciated.

4th through 8th grade is responsible for observational drawings, or specified assignment (plus a few sentences) each week. This should be dated, the page numbered, and listed in the table of contents in their sketchbook. 6-8th grade will also have IB requirements.


IB MYP Visual Arts Student Handbook

Grading Policy

Art Room Grading and Expectations

Workbook/Journal requirements and tips

Rubric: What makes a 4 a 4? (elementary grades)


Interesting Links

Environmentally conscious artists (recycled art)-These artists reuse materials to make their art.

Picassohead– create your own Picasso head!

National Gallery of art kids zone

Mandalas– create, color, print!

Wish List

  • Table top clay slab roller (or donations for one, or if someone knows how to make one…)
  • clay extruder (or donations for one, or if someone knows how to make one…)
  • large sheets of canvas
  • Drying rack
  • New/used iPad(s)
  • Beads- basic colors
  • Yarn –any colors
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic paint –any color
  • Fabric scraps
  • Good quality paintbrushes-flats and rounds, sizes 4-12
  • Canvas boards 6×9” or larger (class of 24)