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

    Dear Students and Families:

    I am thrilled to start my second 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 the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life and the natural world. I hope that our MTV classroom will be a positive, encouraging learning environment with a sense of community amongst students. Please scroll down to see some basic class information as well as special Art events. 


    Supplies & Smock: We provide all Art supplies necessary for our students. We only use paints labelled "washable" in this class, which are generally safe for clothing. However, since paint is not always completely guaranteed to come out of clothes, students may choose to bring an old t-shirt in a ziploc bag with their name on both to store in their homeroom and carry with them to and from Art.

    Art Room Rules

    • Listen 
    • Raise Your Hand
    • Stay in Your Seat
    • Keep Noise Down

    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 are 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. 

    class noise level reminder: Green-Yellow-Red indicated on the board.   

    breaking class rules: 1-2-3 checks on board: third is an email home with friendly reminder about behavior

    Artist of the Week Incentive: great work, behavior; all eventually receives this. 

    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 Excerpts: Art Elements, Vocabulary, Art History 

    Elements of Art

    Art Vocabulary

    Art History

    MCCEA Poster Contest: for interested students. Each year, an educational theme is chosen and participants are tasked to create a visual illustration to accompany the provided text. Artwork is made 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 the MCCEA calendar. Details will be announced at school in the winter.

    MCCEA Poster Contest


    • Date: April 20th, 2023 during spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Where: MTV Library
    • What: Great student artwork! Fun, Art related activities, refreshments, music
    • Submission: please send one favorite piece of art you created during '22-'23 Art class from home back into school. Students will get their work back shortly after the show. If students wish to also submit a piece they created on their own at home for the show that they spent some time and effort on, they are welcome to do so. 1-2 pieces max, please.