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Welcome Parents and Students
Room 20 - Ms. Berkovich

Rivera Middle School Art Class bridges the gap between elementary and high school.  Its function is to continue to develop the students' creative abilities, instill an enthusiasm and appreciation of the visual arts, and to develop the skills necessary for self-expression.  Through art experiences, a student continues to build skills such as critical thinking and creative problem solving.  They will also develop an understanding of the connections between art and their core academic classes.  Art is a confidence building process that can provide the student with a greater self-confidence - thus greater self-esteem. Students will learn about the Elements of Art, Principles of Design, Art movements, Art history, artistic perception, and careers in the visual arts.

Ms. Berkovich has been with the district for 10 years now. She started at El Rancho high school teaching Digital Imaging for 5 years and is now here at Rivera Middle School teaching Art. Ms. Berkovich graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Graphic Design. She later earned her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art from California State University, Los Angeles.

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Reminder re:supplies

Students need to have basic supplies (pencil, sharpener, and eraser) with them everyday. Many are still coming to class without them.

End of Semester/Class

As a reminder ALL ELECTIVE class are only 1 semester long. 
ALL work for my classes is due Friday, December 8, 2017
Any EXTRA CREDIT is due Monday, December 11, 2017
Attendance is still important December 11-15 as it still contributes to the Performance grade as a result the overall grade. Teachers will use this time to inform students about careers in the Visual & Performing Arts.

PARENT CONFERENCE - October 26, 2017

Dear Parents,

Congratulations, If your child received a grade of C or higher in the Intro to Art/Design class on the current Progress Report for the first semester.  Your child has been given the privilege of presenting his/ her Portfolio at home, instead of attending Parent Conferences on October 26 from 1-3 PM and October 26 from 4:30-7 PM.

You are welcome to attend Parent Conference but it is not mandatory for my class, priority will be given to parents whose child is currently in danger of failing. You are also as usual always welcome to email, call, or arrange for a meeting at another time.

Thank You,

Ms. Berkovich - Intro to Art / Design


Intro to Art

Circles & Lines drawing
due Monday, September 18 at the end of class
Reminder, students have
4 weeks after the due date to turn in late work

Design 1 class

Coat of Arms
drawing due Thursday, September 14
at the end of class
Reminder if you do not finish you have
4 weeks from this date to turn in the work.

End of Semester

All work is due Friday December 9th.
This includes extra credit.
This deadline includes late work from the past 4 weeks.