Cheryl Coldiron, Teacher
Department(s): Art AVID French
Experience: Art Teacher at Altimira Middle School since 2007. Previously taught four years at Dunbar ES.
Degrees and Certifications: Credentials: Art, Multi-subject, French - Sonoma State University. Degrees: Art, French, International Business, Bachelor of Arts - CSU Sacramento and Universite de Provence, France
Interests: Paint; travel; garden; hike; read; movies; theater; concerts; walks with my dog
Since I work at both middle schools, the best way to reach me is through school email: email@example.com.
Phone is: 707-935-6020.
Teaching schedule: B days - 2nd period, 4th period, 6th period.
A days are at Adele Harrison MS.
This is my 10th year teaching art in Sonoma Valley. Historically, art has been around longer than math, science, and language. Art is a very important means of expression for many cultures, including ours!
Ms. Coldiron and her husband spending the day at Tankah, at a large cenote on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I live in Petaluma with my husband, our dog, and two cats. We have two boys. I earned multiple degrees (French, art, international business) at California State University, Sacramento, l'Universite de Provence, France, and the Santa Rosa Junior College. My Teaching Credentials are from Sonoma State University. I love to garden, hike, read, and paint! I enjoy the Game of Thrones, the Hunger Games, and watching movies!
What is Art? This question has puzzled philosophers for centuries.I am the art teacher at Altimira Middle School, and this is my 10th year teaching in Sonoma Valley. We will explore many different styles of art including Prehistoric Native American Symbols, Japanese NoTan Art and Modern Art - Impressionism and the Fauves. All students will receive a Sketchbook, and one full-page sketch is due each month. During Ceramics, we will learn how to make coil pots and pinch pots. This year we will design and create mobiles in the style of Alexander Calder, and we will use copper paper tape to create a simple circuit board to light up one of our art projects. We will use Google Classroom for a few assignments.
This is a photo of Ms. Coldiron and a friend visiting with R2D2!
This is an example of NoTan, Japanese art, done by a student.