Degrees and Certifications:
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn NY BFA Major Fashion Design 1982 Manhattanville College,Purchase NY MAT Visual Arts 2006
Mrs. Beth Kroupa
Welcome to my class page!
This is my 18th year teaching in Yonkers Public Schools.
I feel incredibly lucky to be teaching art: something I am extremely passionate about. We all make art decisions every day: the clothes we pick to wear, the car we drive, the food label that attracts us in the store, our phone covers, shoes, etc.
Learning about art, and becoming aesthetically literate helps us in all we do! It teaches us how to be critical thinkers. Please see the attached photo of Eliot Eisner's Ten Lessons Art Teach!
Before teaching, I was a Fashion Designer for the junior market. I spent a great deal of time working in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Then I embarked upon this journey of a second career teaching art.
Supplies will be available in the classroom. If you would like to contribute anything to help with the classroom, wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues, would be greatly appreciated!
The only other item you need is the willingness to try! I look for effort and participation!
Communication with parents will be primarily thru Class Dojo (invite to follow) and/or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I will be displaying student artwork in the building, through Class Dojo and on our school's social media pages! Please be sure to check it out!
I also hope to join an art community called Artsonia. More on that later in the year
I look forward to working with all of you!