Atkinson Art

Mrs. Cross - Art Lead Teacher

Photo of Ms.Cross Art Teacher

Greetings Students!

I am the art teacher, in fact I have been the Atkinson Art Teacher since we opened 20 years ago! Before that I taught at Borman, Peralta and Starlight Park. I have a son in College in Scotland, a dog and three cats. I sing in a choir and play the clarinet, like to hike, swim and travel. I taught English in Japan, studied Spanish and Mexican History in Guadalajara Mexico and worked in summer camps in the US, Spain and England. My favorite part about traveling is learning about different cultures and the types of art that they make. I like sculpture and mostly work with ceramics and glass in my own art, but enjoy trying many different types of art.

I have also been the person designing the projects that your homeroom teachers have been presenting to you this semester. I realize that these have been in a different format, but these projects have been an opportunity for you to share who you are as an individual. Your personality and how you feel, influences how you think, learn and see the world. Sharing information about yourself helps your teachers and classmates connect with you so that though we are apart, we can build a community. I have enjoyed looking at your projects, and look forward to working with you in person when we are all able to come together in person.


Kate Cross


Art Teacher/Art Lead Teacher


Art Projects

The three art projects of focus are:

1.     The Self-ie Portrait, This project is an opportunity for students to introduce themselves to their teachers and team.

2.     The Analogous Quilt square, This project is an opportunity for students to connect together as a community.

3.     The Hexagon Project, This project is an opportunity for students to connect to the world through some greater social emotional issue, thinking global.


Art, Selfie Project, Seven students photos Art, Quilt SquaresArt,Hexagon Project, three hexagon shapes with art work in them
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