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Mrs. Olga Kleytman brings significant teaching experience, inordinate artistic talent, and a passion for Art Education to her role as Art Teacher. Her warm personality contributes to her positive classroom environment. She has a 9 year old son, Misha, who has been the subject of many of her art pieces. Mrs. Kleytman holds a BA and an MA in Education and her teaching certification from Ukraine. She exhibited two pieces at the Next Generation Showcase at the De Young Museum, entitled "Sanctuary," and it was shown in April of 2016. She has been teaching at Lafayette Elementary School through the Art in Action program and at her private studio, Artek SF, where she has taught youth group art classes since 2011. 
Some of her work can be viewed here: http://www.olgakleytman.com/


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Arts For Future is inviting students from all over the world to use their talents, imagination, and creativity to create original artwork “Our World, Our Future”.  2018-19 California International Student Art Contest is launched by 501C3 Non-Profit Organization Arts for Future and Peninsula Museum of Art. 

Calling Artists: K-12

Group 1 (Age 6 and under)  

Group 2 (Age 7-12)

Group 3 (Age 13-17)


More information here

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. 
This is a great opportunity for artists and writers ages 13 and up!
Follow the link to learn more


Welcome to art class page! 

This school year our art class schedule has changed slightly. Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grades will join me in the studio on Wednesdays. All other grades will continue to have art classes on Fridays.

The homework assignment will be given to students (grades 2 through 8) every art class meeting and is due the following art class. Sketchbook should accompany the student to each art class.

 I am looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School night!

Mrs. Olga Kleytman


Some of the students brought to my attention that their homework sketchbooks were filled with drawings and there were no more pages left! That's excellent! 
Here is the link to art supply stores that carry the kind of sketchbook we are using this year. They are sold in a pack of 3. It's called Moleskin Cahier Journal in Red, size Large (5X8.25 IN)
Happy sketching!
Last week students of 2,3 and 4th grade completed their wonderful drawings inspired by the theme of the US. Kids Magazine contest. All of the works now can be seen (and downloaded) on our artsonia page.
Students are aware that to enter the contest they need parental permission. They know it is NOT mandatory to enter the contest. 
Please download your child's artwork image from artsonia website (project "My Imaginary Creature"). To enter the contest online please follow the link .
Here are some details about the contest. The official page for the US Kids contest is here
  • Residents of the U.S. between the ages of 2 and 12 may enter the art contest.
  • Artists ages 6-12 years old should enter Jack and Jill Magazine’s contest.
  • This year’s theme is “My Imaginary Creature.”
  • The contest ends February 12, 2018.
  • One entry per person.
U.S. Kids magazine cover contest is up and running! Each year, readers and students from around the country share their creative talents by entering this annual cover contest. The winning entry is featured on the front cover of Jack and Jill or Humpty Dumpty magazine, with second-, third-place, and Readers’ Choice winners’ art showcased inside the same issue. In addition, U.S. Kids also recognizes winners’ art departments and teachers with cash awards to help support their programs!
This year’s theme: “My Imaginary Creature” — What does it look like? Where does it live? What unique abilities does it have? For contest rules and how to enter, CLICK HERE.
If you need any help with your magazine cover project please let me know! 
Mrs. Olga Kleytman
Ancient Greek pottery lesson with kindergarteners. We learned about different lines and how to use geometric shapes to create lines and patterns. 
So much fun reading words of wisdom and favorite quotes today! So many great illustrations and creative fonts!  
Last week's homework assignment proved to be quite a challenge! Check out these open book drawings from observation by 7-8 graders!