English
Español
¿Por qué no se ha traducido esta página?

Search Staff DirectoryBúsqueda en el Directorio del Personal

Home

New artwork brightens the day at Devonshire

English|Español|Polski

Strolling the hallways of Devonshire Elementary is becoming a vibrant experience, featuring student versions of the works of Monet and O’Keefe. This budding gallery walk is a welcome site for fellow Knights, and it’s largely thanks to new art teacher Nichol Novoselsky and the lessons her students have put onto paper. 

“Everybody can see your creativity, your work, your ideas, and we get compliments about them,” said Nicholas, a fifth grade student. 

Students beam proudly at the opportunity for their projects to be on display every time they change classes or enter the building. It is a testament to what they have learned, and the process can be seen in real time.

For Novoselsky, the best approach is that there are no mistakes in art, only continuations in the process. Her method resonates with students, who find comfort in knowing there is space for growth and improvement while they learn. 

“She takes things step-by-step and gives us plenty of time to complete them. Sometimes it’s day-by-day, sometimes everything is on the same day, but she goes slow enough for us to always understand,” said Nicholas. “I enjoy all the new styles of art I’ve been learning (blending, tinting, and shading).”

Seeing Impressions of Rouen Cathedral, rainbow lilies, flower abstractions, or even simple penguins has made an impression on staff as well. They shared how much they enjoy the additions and how the student work is creating a colorful atmosphere. 

“During the height of COVID-19, when the walls were bare, I realized how much I missed looking at the student work throughout the school,” said Tess Semke, a fellow Devonshire teacher. “(Ms. Novoselsky) and her students have worked hard in her classes, and each art project has been displayed in a different section of the school.”

Students are also invited to write artist statements to show how they reached their finished product and what inspired them along the way. It has filled students with confidence as they continue to improve and develop an appreciation for their work.

“Even if you aren’t as good as others, we are encouraged to find ways to make our art better,” said Sophia, a fourth grade student. “Ms. Novoselsky is always complimenting us and showing us ways that make sense. It helps us love art, and we get to show off our creativity and what we can do.”

devonshire art 2 story

  • Board Update Thumbnail New
    Board Update 6/10/2024

    Board Update 6/10/2024

    View Video Archive   Board Recognition/Presentations Agenda Item 3.0  Education Foundation Presentation of Scholarships - 3.01  The District 59 Education Foundation presented the first ever…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • LowStory 09
    Community Partnership Provides Glasses for Students at Juliette Low

    Community Partnership Provides Glasses for Students at Juliette Low

    CCSD59 is proud to share the success of a recent staff and community partnership that provided free eye exams and glasses to students at Juliette…CCSD59 se enorgullece de compartir éxito de una reciente asociación entre el personal y la comunidad que proporcionó exámenes de la vista y lentes gratuitous…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Board Update Thumbnail New
    Board Update 5/13/2024Actualización de la junta 5/13/2024

    Board Update 5/13/2024Actualización de la junta 5/13/2024

    View Video Archive   Board Recognition/Presentations Agenda Item 3.0  Jr. High Schools - Student Senate and 5th to 6th Grade Transitions - 3.01 Friendship Junior…Ver archivo del video Reconocimientos/Presentaciones de la Junta Asunto de la agenda 3.0 Escuelas presecundarias - Senado estudiantil y transiciones de 5to a 6to grado…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Board Update Thumbnail New
    Board Update 4/8/2024Actualización de la junta 4/8/2024

    Board Update 4/8/2024Actualización de la junta 4/8/2024

    View Video Archive   Board Recognition/Presentations Agenda Item 3.0  John Jay Newcomer Chit Chat Club - 3.01 Students and staff from John Jay Elementary School…Ver archivo de vídeo Reconocimientos/ Presentaciones de la Junta Asunto de la agenda 3.0 Club de Chit Chat para recién llegados de John Jay -…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • General Update Thumbnail
    Notification of Weed Control ApplicationNOTIFICACIÓN DE SOLICITUD DE CONTROL DE MALEZAS

    Notification of Weed Control ApplicationNOTIFICACIÓN DE SOLICITUD DE CONTROL DE MALEZAS

    TO: All Parents of Students in School District 59 Schools   FROM: Albert Tijerina, Director of Facilities & Operations   DATE: March 14, 2024  …PARA: Todos los padres de estudiantes en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 59   DE: Albert Tijerina, Director de Instalaciones y Operaciones   FECHA: 14…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Board Update Thumbnail New
    Board Update 3/11/2024Actualización de la junta 3/11/2024

    Board Update 3/11/2024Actualización de la junta 3/11/2024

      ACTION ITEMS Agenda Item 5.0  Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between School District 59 & the Mt. Prospect Park District - 5.01 As part of…Acciones a tomar Asunto de la agenda 5.0 Aprobación del Acuerdo Intergubernamental entre el Distrito Escolar 59 y el Distrito de Parques de Mt. Prospect…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo