Monday, April 2, 2018


Looking for any pics( or actual items )of pussy willows, forsythia, crocus, daffodils. for making collages spring landscapes

Saturday, March 10, 2018

AWTGH for March

This  is just a teaser for the varied art work going home with report cards.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I am pleased to announce two more artists from EKES have work at the Exeter Town Hall as part of the Youth Art Month. Small clay pieces by Tavian Renzi and Amber Orleans are at the exhibit. Amber's resting dog and Tavian's sun/moon relief were a nice edition to the other work.
One way to celebrate Youth Art Month and show appreciation for the continued support of the arts by the East Kingston Community is to visit the Art Room. Visual Art Classes are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Email me at to schedule a visit during your child's art time or whenever it is convenient for you. Thank You again, Mrs. San Soucie

Monday, March 5, 2018

As the end of Term 2 approaches, students have been creating work to go home with report cards. Each one (in K-4)will have one or two pieces of visual are in a protective sleeve to share with families.  These pieces reflect personal preferences in subject matter and medium. Some of them are keenly aware they will be sharing and family will be looking at the art, others enjoy the creation process. The following is a portion of the accompanying letter.
                                     One thing teaching has taught me is that children are        
                         entranced  by what happens as they create. Art making is a process,                                                        and  its particulars  vary from artist to artist, regardless of age and                        
                            experience.   Why each makes what he/she makes, and what it                         
                            means is usually concealed in the pleasure of the experience, in                   
                             seeing paint mix and blend on the paper – a brush circles the                        
                            paper touching it with varied pressures, the splatters sprinkle    
                           across the paper, again and again making bigger and bigger spots.     
                           The significance is in the making  and the explanation is sometimes   
                          seen in the faces as the bands of color evolve,or the splatters                  
                           expand and mix. 
                                    Please keep the art work, and return the sleeve. If you would like      
                         to talk to me,  email me at for an   
                         appointment.  I post information on the EKES PTO face book page, in     
                      Wednesday letters, and on www.
Fifth graders are bringing home the polymer clay pieces each created. Each made a “pot” and a second item of their own ideas. They will come home in a decorated paper bag, with some artist reflections accompanying the work.
Mrs. San Soucie

Monday, February 19, 2018


February 19, 2018,
Art work has been selected for exhibition at the Youth Art Month exhibit at Exeter Town Hall Gallery.  The opening reception is Saturday, March 10 , 12:00-4:00. 
 The students whose work was selected are:  Declan Farrand, Abigail Cumings, Brady Roy, Amelia Mills, Rowan DeCew, Averie Lynch, Simon Courchesne, Reid LaBroad, Joshua Gerwig. Also the “ tree”  with 18 pipe cleaner sculptures by students in 4W will be on display.
Work was selected from the various media and genres created in the first half of the school year, and grades. The work represents the high quality of creative work produced every day and in every classroom. These were selected from the work created in the EKES Artists Workshop.  The YAM Exhibit is a yearly event held at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery.  The SAU16 schools and area schools submit work from their students. Hope you can visit the show.
                             The exhibit will be open Sunday March 11, and following weekends in March noon to four o’clock each of those days. The final weekend the exhibit is open on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday April 1. All are welcome to attend.                  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy 2018…..
There is a variety of art in the halls of EKES. Near the library there is a large dragon drawn by Miss George. Slowly students have been coloring coffee filters to use as scales on the body of the dragon. Details for the head and wing are evolving. This is in tribute to the visit of  author/illustrator Ralph Masiello, scheduled for January 23.
dragon scales
  As you progress down the hallway, you will see the collaborative work done on December 15, planned by the Theme Committee, and inspired by Peter Reynolds’  The Dot.  Everyone used oil pastels to put color on paper, and added black paint for details and a unifying element. Each is eye-catching separately and together it is a powerful statement of cooperation.

Near the end of the hallway, at the ramp, another collaborative is developing.  Composed of art projects from 4W and 3S, there are repurposed postcard woven pieces, and watercolor depictions of the paper baskets 3S made before the winter break. They composed a poem to accompany the visual.

The circular weavings are being added as completed.  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

This is the cover letter to acompany each student's art work. 

Art Work To Go Home #1                                                               November 2017
     ”Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”  
                               E. Degas
Dear Parents,
This art work was created by   each artist specifically to bring home to share.
Each student creates  a specific piece or pieces for your enjoyment. Keep the art work, and return the sleeve to school.

When we talk about art work at school we talk about what we “notice”. When we notice something about a piece of art it is not always what we “like”.  It could be the colors – bright, dark, many or few. Kinds of shapes, lines and textures attract attention. Commonly students notice the subject of another’s art work – animals, sports, and of course, rainbows. 
Types of lettering are interesting to the artists.
Feel free to email me  if you have any comments, questions or would like to visit art class. 

 I would change the sentence to read, “Art is not what you see, but what you lead others to see. “