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Amy St. Aubin

Amy St. Aubin

Amy St. Aubin received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore MD, majoring in Painting. She has been involved with Arts Education for 25 years, beginning with the Community School of Art in Charlotte NC. Over the past 25 years she has taught in various programs from School 33

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Paper Mache Animals


Program Description

Students utilize recycled materials and paper mache to create three dimensional animals. Teachers choose the direction of the project to tie into their classroom lesson plan. The animals can be from different regions of the world: Arctic Polar Bear, African Giraffe, Amazon Snake. Students then research their chosen animal, and create a habitat painting for their animal. Each animal can serve as a


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Booking / scheduling contact

Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

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Length of :Program 45 minutes/ 3 or 4 steps
Space / technical requirements:

access to water or sink

Fees / Ticketing:

3 steps (animal) 1 class $375.00; 2 classes $750.00; 3 classes $1125.00; 4 classes $1500.00; 5 classes $1875.00

4 steps (animal + habitat painting) 1 class $500.00; 2 classes $1000.00; 3 classes $1500.00; 4 classes $2000.00; 5 classes $2500.00


NC Standard Course of Study:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RL1.9 compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. CCSS.ELA-Literacy RI1.1 ask and answer questions about key details in text.

NC Essential Standards:

1.V.1.2: create original art that expresses ideas, themes, and events.

2.V.1.5: understand the characteristics of the Principles of Design including balance and proportion.

2.v.2.3: create art from real and imaginary sources of inspiration.

2.V.3.3: use the processes of painting and sculpture.

3.V.1.5: understand the characteristics of the Principles of Design including, repetition, movement, emphasis, contrast, balance, proportion, harmony and unity.

3.V.3.3: create art using the processes of painting and sculpture.

4.V.1.5: understand how the characteristics of the Principles of Design work in relation to each other.

4.V.3.3: create art using the processes of painting and sculpture.

5.V.2.3: create realistic, imaginative, abstract and non-objective art.

5.V.3.3: create art using painting and sculpture.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Catherine Courtlandt Mcelvane,

Former Director of Education, Harvey Gantt Center for African American Art

Sandy Mintz,

Dean of Students BCE Charlotte NC

Jennifer Gorcyzka,

Art Teacher, Paw Creek Elementary Charlotte NC

Cancellation Policy

if cancellation is necessary, and class(es) cannot be rescheduled, 25% of fee must be paid.