Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Claudia Hauser
Art teacher at Southern Boulevard School.
It all started when Ms. Hauser was a young girl. She knew that she would grow up to become an Art teacher. After High school Ms. Hauser moved from Rochester, N.Y., where she grew up, to NYC to attend Pratt Art Institute. There she studied Fine art and Art History. Eventually she earned a Masters of Fine Art degree and teaching certifications in Art Education and Elementary Education. In 1994, while teaching in a summer program at Kent Place School in Summit, N.J., Ms. Hauser met Mr. Pesepane the former principal of Southern Boulevard Elementary School. Mr. Pesepane brought Ms. Hauser to teach art in 2000.
Curriculum/Department information:We are a K to grade 3 primary school. Our Curriculum is comprised of both making art and art appreciation. Our young students learn how to work with Elements and Principles of Art and Design. The works of well known artists are often used as examples to understand art concepts. In Kindergarten, the children learn about the collage art of Henri Matisse; they create their own collages focusing on shape and imagination. In grade 1 the students learn about the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, and create their own Fresco. They also learn about the French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. Inspired by Monet, First grade students have the oportunity to create a ceramic water lily sculpture. Grade 2 students learn about the paintings and prints of Pop Artist Andy Warhol. Grade 3 students are inspired by the impasto painting of Vincent Van Gogh in the creation of their own version of "Starry Night".