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Maxey Visual Art 2018-2019

Hello from the Maxey Art Room and from Mrs. Hergott!!


Throughout the school year I am in need of volunteers to help with students’ art and sometimes with students projects.  If you are interested in volunteering in the art room, please let me know your availability by emailing me at  I am very flexible about scheduling and working with your schedule. It would need to be between 9 AM – 3:38 PM.


Maxey Collaborative Community Art Project

All Maxey students will start next week learning about GRIT as an artist, read the book “A Little Bit of Oomph” by Barney Saltzberg and explore how we all make mistakes and how we need to put that extra hard work and effort into everything we do.  Students will also read “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds to get inspired and motivated for International Dot Day (Sept 15). Students will modify and make changes to a circle design – putting in that oomph and adding their own artistic designs.


Look for these designs to be presented in the hallways of Maxey school!!!


Art Schedule

Students have art every 5 days (once a week) for 50 minutes.

Students will have the opportunity to express themselves while using their problem solving skills and a variety of techniques and materials, such as drawing materials, paint, pottery, sculptural materials, printmaking materials and recyclables.  Maxey visual art learning objectives are connected to the LPS Visual Art Standards of Create, Connect, Present and Respond


Art Being Sent Home

Students’ art WILL BE SENT  HOME WITH YOUR CHILD! The process in the Maxey art room is that I like to photograph students’ art (volunteers needed), display students’ art (volunteers needed) and then send the art home with students – so check those backpacks on art days.

Welcome back to another wonderful school year!!!  I look forward to meeting everyone tonight at Maxey’s Open House from 6 – 7 PM.

If you are not able to make it, I will be sending out information about the NEW LPS Visual Art Standards through the school newsletter and the Artsonia Newsletter.

Here’s to a GREAT school year!!

Masks in 5th Grade Art

The BIG mask-making project will be starting in the art room!!!!
Your son/daughter will choose a partner.  They are told to choose somebody they trust because their partner will be the one placing the plaster bandages on their face.  Some students express a concern about this and I inform them that if they want a parent or an adult to be present the day their mask will be made, you are welcome to join us in the art room.  Please check in at the front desk and head back to the art room (suggested to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty).

5 Beechley
Group 1 will be masked Nov 1 from 2:25 – 3:15
Group 2 will be masked Nov 7 from 2:25 – 3:15

5 Maxwell
Group 1 will be masked Nov 4 from 2:25 – 3:15
Group 2 will be masked Nov 8 from 2:25 – 3:15

5 Schilousky
Group 1 will be masked Nov 5 from 2:25 – 3:15
Group 2 will be masked Nov 11 from 2:25 – 3:15

5 Boysen
Group 1 will be masked Nov 6 from 2:25 – 3:15
Group 2 will be masked Nov 12 from 2:25 – 3:15

Your son/daughter will discuss with their partner what group they will be in.
Suggested materials to bring but not mandatory for mask making:
old towels, face wash, lotion, old shirts, pony tails, bandanas, head bands.

The Maxey art room will provide all materials to decorate the mask but if your son/daughter would like to bring extra materials from home to make their mask more unique – they are welcome to.  If you would like to send extra craft items that you have at home for other students to use in addition to the items your son/daughter will use for their mask – it would be very kind and helpful.  Generosity like this is greatly appreciated by many of the students and myself:)  Please handle the following as you see fit!  The following list includes materials appropriate for the students’ mask unit:

costume jewelry
*low temp. glue sticks (small round size)
seeds, acorns
ribbons, yarn
puff paint/fabric paint
silk flowers/greenery
scrapbooking paper
foam decorations

Please email me with any questions  Mrs. Hergott

Banner Club

What is Banner Club?  Each year, each elementary school in the LPS district creates a banner that is displayed in the downtown Wells Fargo Bank during Youth Art Month (March).  The banner then travels throughout Lincoln for the next year.  After the banner is done traveling, it returns to Maxey to be displayed in the halls.

Who is Banner Club open to?  Banner Club is open to 5th grade students.

When is Banner Club?  Banner Club begins at 8:15 AM and students are dismissed when school begins.  We will meet in the art room on Wednesdays starting Sept 18.

Students will be split into 3 or 4 groups.  The number of groups may change – this is determined by how many students sign up and return a Parent Permission Slip by September 3.  The schedule will be made after the final list of Banner Club students are finalized and will be advertised in the Maxey Messenger and on this website.


Please call (436 – 1153) or email me ( with questions.


Mrs. Hergott

Art Educator

Welcome Back

Welcome back Maxey families and students!!  I am excited for another school year and to explore critical thinking and creativity through the Maxey art classes.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

Mrs. Hergott

5th Grade Mask Making


5 Maxwell

Group A will be masked Oct 26 from 2:25 – 3:15

Group B will be masked Nov 1 from 2:25 – 3:15


5 Schilousky

Group A will be masked Oct 29 from 2:25 – 3:15

Group B will be masked Nov 2 from 2:25 – 3:15


5 Boysen

Group A will be masked Oct 30 from 12:50 – 1:30 (PLC Early release day)

Group B will be masked Nov 5 from 2:25 – 3:15


5 Beechley

Group A will be masked Oct 31 from 2:25 – 3:15

Group B will be masked Nov 6 from 2:25 – 3:15