Welcome to Mrs. J. Riggio's Web Page
There is no more important work for a human than to teach. As a teacher, we have the power to change the future for the better.
Every year is a new beginning, another chance, and extra opportunity. With the new look to our Bald Eagle campus, I hope you all feel energized and ready to begin a new school year.
As you take in all of the new sights and sounds, consider this: Pay attention to your surroundings. Adults call it attending. The word attention comes from the Latin attendre, "to stretch forward". What do we want to stretch forward? As your art teacher, I want you to think about yourself, your own ideas, the ideas that make up who you are.
I hope you take time this year to visit this web site. There will be pictures, thoughts to ponder, reading topics, activities for you and your family. I even want to hear from you, so look for that part of the web site.
This painting by Norman Rockwell, The Chronicles, is one some of my students may recall seeing posted in the Wingate artroom. When you look at it at first, one sees a man painting, Mr. Rockwell, himself. As you become more observant, you notice that Mr. Rockwell is looking at his reflection in a mirror where he observes himself painting and looking in a morror. He is looking at us and away from us! Can you identify the other portraits he is using as reference?
Let me know what you think the next time you see me. I will be waiting!