Dear Smith School parents and guardians,
I wanted to take the time to share with you that I will be taking a paternity leave to care for my newborn son, Dante. I will be away from Smith for most of October and will return for more art and creativity with your child on Monday, October 29th, 2018. During this time, I have placed extra responsibility in our students to work with the substitute and use their art time wisely to develop their creations. I will also be keeping in contact with the substitute to ensure plans are followed thoroughly and effectively.
Thank you for your sincere flexibility and understanding. I will see you when I return.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Anthony Castellano
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am once again very excited to be teaching art at Smith Elementary School! As the art teacher, I will have the amazing opportunity to discover, explore, and create with each grade level. My philosophy of teaching is that each student is like a different color on a painter's palette. With that idea in mind, I look forward to displaying the diversity of the students at Smith through the expressive and colorful pieces created throughout the year.
This year we will work with 2D and 3D mediums, incorporate the elements of art and principles of design in the creation of works, and even explore new trends in art. The S.T.E.A.M. philosophy is a great approach to the art-making and design process. This year, we will continue to explore ways to infuse science, technology, engineering, and math alongside art for constructive and cohesive learning.
My expectations of my students are clear. Make A.R.T. That is Act Appropriately, Respect each other, the materials and environment, and Try your very best. Following these rules will ensure a successful, fun, and safe art experience.
This page also serves as a great resource with art-related links, references, and media. Important messages regarding upcoming exhibits and events can also be found here. Please visit throughout the year for updates. Here you will also find what is happening in art class.
I can best be reached by email at ACastellano@tenafly.k12.nj.us or phone 201-816-7715 ext.8479