Student Art Work (2 pages)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Dinosaur Mural
2013
Tempera Paint
12'x 4'

The mural was inspired by the Dinosaur unit that kindergartners were studying in the classroom. The murals were also used as scenery for their Dinosaur presentation!
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Dinosaur Mural
2013
Tempera Paint
12'x 8'

The mural was inspired by the Dinosaur unit that kindergartners were studying in the classroom. The murals were also used as scenery for their Dinosaur presentation!

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) mixed media
Owl Collages
2012
mixed media
24" x 18"

Kindergarten art
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) metallic tempera paint
Kindergarten Class
2012
metallic tempera paint

Students are painting a tree for their owl collage

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
"What I Want To Be When I Grow Up" Portraits
2013
Watercolor
12" x 18"

Kindergarten students made self-portraits about their chosen careers. The theme connected to a unit they were studying in the classroom. This particular student wanted to be a "basketball player."
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
"What I Want To Be When I Grow Up" Portraits
2013
Watercolor
12"x 18"

Kindergarten students made self-portraits about their chosen careers. The theme connected to a unit they were studying in the classroom. This particular student wanted to be an "alligator hunter."

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Animal Paintings
2013
Tempera Paint
18"x 24"

Kindergarten students studied animals and chose the specific animal they wanted to paint about. We also discussed placement and use of a background, foreground, and horizon line.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) pencil and markers
Dinosaur Drawing's
2014
pencil and markers
9" x 12"

Kindergarten students created sketches of dinosaurs and their habitats.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Variety of paper
Imaginary Creature Collage
2016
Variety of paper
12" x 18"

Second grade students created an imaginary creature collage and utilized a variety of paper.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Variety of papers
Imaginary Creature Collage
2016
Variety of papers
12" x 18"

Second grade students created an imaginary creature collage and utilized a variety of paper.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Still-life With Flowers
2013
Tempera Paint
18' x 12'

Third grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Still-life With Flowers
2013
Tempera Paint
18'x 12'

Third grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera paint
Still-life With Flowers
2011
Tempera paint
18' x 12'

3rd Grade students painted flower paintings from life. They invented the backgrounds in their paintings and continued to use color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)
Flower Paintings
2013

3rd grade painting lesson

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Architecture painting (Taj Mahl)
2014
Tempera Paint
18" x 24"

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Castle Painting
2014
Tempera Paint
18'x 24'

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Tempera Paint
Castle Painting
2014
Tempera Paint
18'x 24"

Third grade students studied architecture and medieval castles. They mixed colors and showed many ways of creating color contrast.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)
Art Show
2014

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) pencil
Drawing of Greek Vase
2012
pencil
12" x 18"

A 4th grade student is working on his vase drawing and chose the god Zeus for his vase painting.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) acrylic paint
Greek Vase Painting
2014
acrylic paint
10" x 14"

4th grade students studied Greek vase paintings and chose to depict either a Greek god or to invent their own god.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) pencil
Drawing of Greek Vase
2012
pencil
12" x 18"

A 4th grade student is working on his vase drawing.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) acrylic paint
Greek Vase Paintings 2014 Art Show
2014
acrylic paint

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) tempera paint
"Starry Night" Painting
2012
tempera paint
12" x 18"

4th grade students studied western landscape painting and learned about Van-Gogh and the post impressionist's. They also compared western landscape painting to Chinese landscape paintings.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) india ink paintings
Chinese landscape paintings
2014
india ink paintings
26" x 12"

4th grade students studied eastern and western landscape painting.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) tempera paint
"Starry Night" Painting
2012
tempera paint
12" x 18"

4th grade students studied western landscape painting and learned about Van-Gogh and the post impressionist's.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) india ink paintings
Chinese landscape paintings
2014
india ink paintings
26" x 12"

4th grade students studied eastern and western landscape painting.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Acrylic Paint
Egyptian Painting
2012
Acrylic Paint
40" x 26"

4th grade students studied Egyptian art and chose to represent either a traditional or invented Egyptian god. They also learned about proportions of the figure and how to scale up a drawing.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Acrylic Paint
Egyptian Painting
2013
Acrylic Paint
40" x 26"

4th grade students studied Egyptian art and chose to represent either a traditional or invented Egyptian god. They also learned about proportions of the figure and how to scale up a drawing.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) prisma markers
Fantasy Landscape
2011
prisma markers
9" x 12"

5th grade students started their landscape pictures by drawing plants, and developing thumbnail sketches. They then combined a variety of sketches into these beautiful finished drawings.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) prisma markers
Fantasy Landscape
2011
prisma markers
9" x 12"

5th grade students started their landscape pictures by drawing plants, and developing thumbnail sketches. They then combined a variety of sketches into these beautiful finished drawings.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) oil pastel
5th grade
2012
oil pastel
20' x 26"

A 5th grade student drawing his architecture project with oil pastel.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) oil pastel and Watercolor
Architecture Project (PLEASE GO TO PAGE 2)
2012
oil pastel and Watercolor
26" x 24"

5th grade students studied the architecture of New York City. They started their drawings by going outside and sketching neighborhood buildings. Focusing on detail, pattern, and elements of architecture, students invented a city block scene.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) pencil and paper
Drawing Neighborhood Buildings
2014
pencil and paper
9" x 12"

Fifth grade students drawing building facades.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Oil Pastel and Watercolor
Architecture Project
2014
Oil Pastel and Watercolor
26" x 24"

5th grade students studied the architecture of New York City. They started their drawings by going outside and sketching neighborhood buildings. Focusing on detail, pattern, and elements of architecture, students invented a city block scene.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2011
Watercolor
9" x 12"

A 6th grade student painting a self-portrait.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2012
Watercolor
9" x 12"

6th grade students studied portraiture and the history of portrait painting. They also learned about the proportions of the face, and invented their backgrounds.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2011
Watercolor
9" x 12"

A 6th grade student painting a self-portrait.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2012
Watercolor
9" x 12"

6th grade students studied portraiture and the history of portrait painting. They also learned about the proportions of the face, and invented their backgrounds.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) watercolor
Self-Portrait Painting
2015
watercolor
12" x 15"

National Academy students studied portraiture. Emphasis was placed on proportions of the face, drawing from life, color theory and water color technique. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas
Sill Life
2016
Cray-Pas
10" x 12"

National Academy students studied still life and drew directly with Cray-pas. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and blending techniques were also emphasized.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas
Still Life Drawing
2016
Cray-Pas
11" x 14"

National Academy students studied still life and drew directly with Cray-pas. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and blending techniques were also emphasized.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas and watercolor
Still Life Drawing
2016
Cray-Pas and watercolor
9" x 12" 12" x 18"

National Academy students studied still life painting. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and water color technique was also emphasized.

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) watercolor
Still Life paintings
2015
watercolor
9" x 12" 12" x 18"

National Academy students studied still life painting. Emphasis was placed on composition, drawing from life, negative space, and contour line drawing. Color theory and water color technique was also emphasized.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Cray-Pas and watercolor
Cityscape
2016
Cray-Pas and watercolor
24" x 30"

National Academy students drew directly from the buildings in New York. They then created a cityscape scene form their sketches, and incorporated pattern, line design, color theory, and pictorial elements of a landscape. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Cooper Hewitt Cafe
2016
Pencil
9" x 12"

In this summer week long intensive class, National Academy students drew the Cooper Hewitt Museum and other building facades. Students learned about line design techniques, contour line, and sighting techniques. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil
Cooper Hewitt
2016
Pencil
9" x 12"

In this summer week long intensive class, National Academy students drew the Cooper Hewitt Museum and other building facades. Students learned about line design techniques, contour line, and sighting techniques. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Charcoal
Tree drawing Central Park (8th grade student)
2016
Charcoal
18" x 24"

National Academy students took a week long intensive art class this summer. The focus of this project was observational drawing and learning to draw and shade with charcoal. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Charcoal
Tree drawing Central Park (8th grade student)
2016
Charcoal
18" x 24"

National Academy students took a week long intensive art class this summer. The focus of this project was observational drawing and learning to draw and shade with charcoal. (This drawing was made by a 8th grade student.)

Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages) Pencil and Watercolor
Drawing of a Bird Bath Fountain (Conservatory Gardens)
2016
Pencil and Watercolor
9" x 12"

This 8th grade student, in the summer class at the National Academy School, made a drawing of a fountain with a tree in the background.
Maria Katzman Student Art Work (2 pages)
Still-Life Plant and Vase Studies
2003

9th grade students studied still life by drawing vases and plants. Emphasis was placed on drawing from life, contour line drawing, and watercolor painting techniques. Line designs and patterns, and color theory were also emphasized.

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