Phone: 440-349-7757 EX 5517
Degrees and Certifications:
BFA Painting/ Art Education: Old Dominion University Kent State University
Mrs. Lindsay Trutza
Welcome to 8th Grade Studio Art. This year we will start Studio Art virtually. Students goal this semester will be improving and becoming fluent in digital media, creating artwork and responding to artwork in a remote setting. Students will learn digital skills which will not only help them at their time at Solon Middle School but beyond at Solon High School or even further.
Google Classroom Codes:
Art 8 Period 1: aogw2vz
Art 8 Period 2: 3kqq3si
Art 8 Period 3: vsdu3dt
Digital Photography Period 7: wbawsa6
Students will become fluent in a variety of digital platforms including:
Google: Classroom, Drive, Sites, Slides and Paint
Photo: Photopia, Photoshop
Students will still have the opportunity to create artwork in more traditional ways with materials that will be sent home at the beginning of the school year.
When we return to the classroom we will be exploring a variety of media including painting, glass, and clay. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills and critical thinking while learning about both past and contemporary artists. While in the artroom we will adhere to all social distancing and recommended guidelines set by the district to keep students safe.
A bit about me:
I graduated from Shaker Heights High School, and spent my youth growing up in the area of Solon and the eastern suburbs. I began studying Art Education at Kent State University, so when asked I am excited to welcome students from Kent to the classroom. I then transferred to Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia due to my husbands naval service, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Art Education. The Navy sent our family on an adventure for 10 years across the east coast of the US. We were able to live and experience wonderful places and people across the country, but we missed home and returned to Northeast Ohio to start our family. I have a elementary student and this past summer we welcomed our second daughter.
I have been teaching in the Solon Schools for five years and have been at multiple buildings and grade levels but have been at the middle school for the past 3 years and recently took the opportunity to teach at the high school also. I love the fact that I have relationships with students that span years. I remember them from the elementary level, then are able to teach them again at the middle school, and high school.
I look forward to meeting you and your families this year!
Please look over the syllabus for this year, and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.