• Eleana Pellegrino Sipowicz, K-5 Visual Arts and Enrichment Teacher


    West Patent Elementary

    My role as the art educator of WPES is to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment where each child feels supported to express themselves creatively.  

    The emphasis of the art program at West Patent is to:

    • Inspire creativity and innovative thinking
    • Promote problem solving and perseverance
    • Make connections personally and across disciplines
    • Foster independence and build community
    • Celebrate each child’s unique voice
    • Develop self-esteem and self-awareness
    • Look at and discuss a variety of art work
    • Promote a foundation for understanding, creating and valuing art
    • Instill a lifetime love of learning

    In the Art Studio students actively engage in the art making process through a creative and choice-based curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of materials and creative processes, during their time at West Patent including: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Clay, Sculpture, Construction, Printmaking, Fiber Arts, Earth Art and Crafts.