Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Art Education M.A. Education
Mr. Dan Olson
Greetings from the Art Department!
At Jackson Elementary, the students have art class one day per week. The students explore a variety of art techniques including drawing, painting, clay construction, printmaking, and mixed media art! Art history and understanding the importance of art in different cultures is emphasized as well. In 3rd grade, the students take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art which gives them a chance to view orignal art from various artists, cultures, and time periods. Each spring we also have Literacy and Beyond Night for families to celebrate their students' art and writing! Art class can get messy so please make sure your student brings an art shirt to school so they do not ruin their clothing Our student's artistic skills are growing every day. Please encourage your student to creat art at home as wel.
I look forward to seeing all of you around the building!