The Offical Wildcat ART site

All About the Art Teacher

Welcome to the Middle School Art website.  I am Mrs. Patterson!   I have been teaching in the Wayland Union School district for 11 years now.  I have been at the Middle School for 5 glorious years.  I teach both 7th and 8th grade art, and can't imagine doing anything else.  I grew up on the east side of the state in Livonia, and ended up at Western Michigan University until 1996 where I met my husband at a skateboard shop.  I still skateboard as well as snowboard, rollerblade, camp, birdwatch, paint and take digital photos.  We have been married for 5 years, and have a 18 month old son who is super cute. I also have 2 demon chihuahuas named Roscoe and Squiggy. 


What do we do in ART?

7th and 8th grade art focus on Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.  We explore art from different cultures, learn about art history, and have plenty of opportunities for art creation/studio art.  We have showcased some of our students finest artwork on a great website called   Stop by and see us sometime!  The door is always open, and we love visitors.


New, Recycles and Reused, we'll take it!

We are currently collecting the following items to be used in the art room.  If you are cleaning and would like to get rid of stuff, we'll take it gladly.  

5 gallon buckets, tin foil, saran wrap, cutting boards, small wood pieces, shoe boxes, wooden spoons, paddles, pie tins, hub caps, plastic bowls, unprimed canvas, yarn, buttons, sequins, wire, ceramic tiles, pre-cut cardboard pieces, paper bags, plastic grocery bags, old craft supplies, fake flowers, old jewelry, glitter, glue sticks, rulers, markers, plastic garbage bins, clay flower pots, paint brushes, glass wine bottles (without labels), old records, wooden boxes, CD's, scrap paper, glue guns, hammers, nails, screw drivers.