Distance Learning for ART!

Welcome to Week 3 of Distance Art- 

How do You Know if Your Child is Getting Credit for their Art Submissions?




Welcome to Week 2 of Distance Art-

Please watch this video!





Hello from the ART ROOM!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

      Due to school closures over concern for health and safety during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I am providing lessons for your child so they can continue with their art education. These lessons will be provided in a variety of ways. Please feel free to use whatever supplies you have on hand at home.


  • Art class is once a week for 35 minutes. Students may choose to participate more often, but each student is expected to turn in at least one assignment for each week that we are learning at home
  • Art activity choices can be selected from the:     
          1. "Art Activities Choice Board" attached below 
          2. "Daily Art Challenges" which will be listed by grade under the grade level tabs to the right. Daily Art Challenges will include videos, museum tours, fun quizzes, hands-on activities and other art-related fun to keep art alive in education while students are away from the art room and will be updated each week to include new challenges.
          3. Any other independent art they want to create or activity from the Additional Art References Tab to the right.
You may email me at ksakowski@bordentown.k12.nj.us if you have any questions or concerns. 
Student logs can be submitted when we return to school in email form or paper copy. 
  • Please submit images of your child's completed projects on the Artsonia.com page or app (Directions are below). You can submit a digital image into the created Project Folders for your child's grade quickly and easily using the Artsonia app or through the website using the QR code. YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR PARENT LOGIN OR PASSWORD FOR THIS PROCESS.  If you need your child's screen name or password for viewing past artwork or for the future please email me and I will provide it to you.
Follow these instructions to access Artsonia Classroom Mode:
PARENTS – Our school is offering a way for students to submit their artwork to their Artsonia portfolio from home. Please submit your child's work into their grade level folder so I can provide teacher feedback.  YOU DO NOT need a parent login or password for this process. 

Your child can use iPads or similar devices (or even a browser) to photograph their own artwork, make edits and enter artist statements - all on their own! The artwork will be reviewed by the art teacher prior to being published.

1. Download the Artsonia 6.0 app in the Apple or Android app store
2. Scan the Access Code below. (You can also go to www.artsonia.com/class on a browser and enter the access code manually if you don't have a compatible device.)
3. Confirm that it is Peter Muschal School
4. Search for your child's name in the search bar.  Click their name when you see their profile pop up (grade will be listed next to the name)
5. Click the words "Add Art" at the top right
6. Scroll down until you see the project for your child's grade titled: "Kindergarten-Distance Learning Drop," "1st GRADE Distance Learning Drop," etc. (it may say no entry if this is your first upload)
7. Take a picture with your phone or click Import in the bottom right to import a photo or video you have already taken. 
I hope this helps!
Access Code: BYCJ-RKSR
You can view a short tutorial video by going to www.artsonia.com/videos/student-app

If you have any questions, please contact me or Artsonia at 800-869-9974 or info@artsonia.com

Here is a link for the GoogleDoc for the Art Activity Log and Art Activities Choice Board.



You DO NOT have to email me the log every time your child completes an activity.   Due to the possible extended length that we will be away from the classroom this requirement has been altered.  I will be marking your child's attendance and project completion by checking the image and video submissions to Artsonia through the use of the Classroom Mode.  Directions for uploading images are in the tab above.


HOWEVER, if your child chooses an Art Activity or Daily Challenge that does not have a physical project to photograph, (for example if you take a museum tour or play an art game via one of the additional activity links)  then please email the log as a record of your attendance in place of submitting a photo for the week. 


Art logs should be recorded by printing the document and filling it out manually or by downloading the document and filling it in on the computer.  Either is fine.  Logs will be collected in paper form or via email at the completion of this Distance Learning Unit.

-Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this together.