• Mr. Joshua Rockland                                                      Mountview Art Teacher, K-5                                               joshua.rockland@hanovertwpschools.org

    Dear Students and Families:

    I am thrilled for my first year teaching Art at Mountview. In Art class, students complete dynamic projects in drawing, painting, sculpture, and crafts. We include art history and aesthetics to bolster these projects

    I believe that Art lessons should be fun and accessible to all students and generate an appreciation for beauty that surrounds us in everyday life and the natural world. I hope that my classroom will be a positive, encouraging learning environment with a sense of community amongst students. Please scroll down to see some basic class info as well as special Art events. 


    Art Project Slideshow: coming '22-'23

    Supplies & Smock: Please bring a drawing pencil and eraser to Art daily in a pencil case. Also, students may bring in an old t-shirt in a ziploc bag labelled with their full name to be stored in the Art room.    

    Art Room Rules

    • Listen 
    • Raise Your Hand
    • Stay in Your Seat
    • Respect Everyone

    Behavioral ExpectationsI try to make lessons interesting and fun so students are engaged and focused on their work. I take a student-centered approach to classroom management and listen to student concerns to make sure their voices are heard, individual learning styles accounted for, and all are treated fairly. In return, I expect that students will show respect, participate, and put their best foot forward in class. 

    Grading: Art grades at the elementary level are mainly a mark of progress on how students are achieving learning standards. My grades factor in the following criteria: following directions, time management, effort, creativity and neatness. A mark is also given for personal development.

    MTV Art Curriculum Displays: Art Elements, Vocabulary Art History (a section of each display is shown below)

    Elements of Art

    Art Vocabulary

    Art History

    MCCEA Poster Contest: For interested students. Each year, an educational theme is chosen and artwork should include related text and a visual illustration about it. Artwork is done on 11”x17” or 12”x18” paper in landscape orientation. District winners receive a prize, are recognized at a BOE meeting, and have their work featured in a calendar. Details will be announced at school.

    MCCEA Poster Contest


    • Students may submit 1-2 pieces
    • In MTV cafeteria
    • Fun Art related activities, refreshments, music
    • Date: TBA

    Return to Art RoomStudents should try and take a mask break before and after going to the art room. In class, they should take turns at the sink while standing on socially distanced spots. At the end of each class, students will wipe down their table then sanitize their hands.