Ms. Marni Oberpriller

Phone: 651-744-4544

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Digital Photograph by Maimoua Hoang Ms Marni's Office hours are M-F 8-11 am 1-2 pm 8-9 pm Feel free to to leave me an email or phone message; and I will respond within 24 hours.

Ms. Marni Oberpriller

Why Art Matters

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS' ART TEACHER
 
Ms Marni has been teaching Visual Art since 1997. 2020-2021. This will be her 17th year teaching at Crossroads.
 
 
When not teaching students or grading assignments, Ms Marni enjoys getting out and DOING with friends and family. She and her husband Dave have hosted exchange students from all over the World including Europe, Asia and South America.  
 
Ms Marni and Dave live on the Eastside of St Paul and have three (step)sons, two dogs, and a small flock of city chickens. When not in the city, Ms Marni love to travel and explore the outdoors. She spends time with family at the cabin fishing (bass & pike), sailing, kayaking, taking photographs and trips to amusement parks!
 
Ms Marni also enjoys creating and exploring the World of arts and crafts, studying architecture, working with clay, gardening, kite flying, spelunking and she plays ice hockey on two teams, Chaos and Icebreakers -- and she's a retired Roller Derby Referee, "Nemma Sis Prime." 
 
 
 
 
PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCES:
     • 1997-1999 Grades K-8 art at West Central Academy, Minneapolis Public Schools
     • 1990-2013 Crossroads
     • 2013-2018 Grades 9-12 Ceramics and Digital Art at St Paul Johnson HS.
     • 2018-Present Crossroads
  
 
 
DEGREES & CERTIFICATION: 
     • A.A. degree from Minneapolis Community College
 
     • BA degree in Studio Arts (Ceramics & Art History), University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts  
 
     • Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Visual Arts, K-12 Licensure, University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development  
 
     • M.Ed in Education, University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development  
 
 
 
MS MARNI'S PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING ART 
Art is a form of experiential communication. Art can be physical, visual, audio and emotional in how it is experienced and understood. 
 
I feel that at the Elementary-level, students are introduced to new materials and techniques, implementing the Elements and Principles of Art, skill development, and learning new ways to communicate.
 
 
 
 
MS MARNI'S ART-MAKING PROCESSES
 
1. Plan, Research and Generating-Ideas
 
2. Create, experiential art-making
 
3. Reflect & Revise
 
4. Share & Present
 
 
 
 
CROSSROADS' ROOM EXPECTATIONS:
 
     ENTER -- Line up in the hallway until greeted. STANDING> SILENT> FEET ON LINE/FACING FORWARD
 
     CIRCLE -- Instructional-time. LEGS-CROSSED> HANDS TO SELF> FACING TEACHER or in chairs
 
     STUDIO -- work-time  SITTING> WHISPER VOICES> WORKING
 
     CLEAN UP -- EVERYONE participates
 
     DISMISSAL -- tables that are SITTING>SILENT>CLEAN
 
     EXIT -- Line up at Exit door or in the hallway, STANDING> SILENT> FEET ON LINE/FACING FORWARD --
 
 
 
 
ART ROOM BEHAVIOR PLAN:
 
      Celebrate our successes!
 
     • Work in groups with a Team Captain/Coach (Team Captain changes seasonally)
 
      Mistakes are part of the art-making process -- At Crossroads, we learn from our mistakes!
 
 
 
FIX-IT-PLAN:
 
     1. Reminder/Redirect/Proximity
 
     2. Tap Out (take a break)
 
     3. Buddy Room -- sent to another classroom to reflect with a Fix-It Plan. 
 
     4. Phone call home, confir with family
 
 
 
 

Visual Art Standards

  • Strand 1 is Artistic Foundations.

    Students will be able to identify and apply their knowlege of the elements of art. This includes line, shape and form, color, texture, and space, and value. They will also be able to identify and apply various tools, materials, and techniques used in both two and three-dimensional artworks and demonstrate an understanding of personal, social, and cultural influences these have on arts.

    Strand 2 is Artistic Process:  Create or Make.

    Students will create original two and three-dimensional artworks to to express ideas, experience, or stories. They will also use the feedback of others to revise their artworks.

    Strand 3 is Artistic Pocess:  Perform or Present.

    Students will share and describe personal artworks using the artistic foundations and reflect on the feedback from others.

    Strand 4 is Artistic Process:  Respond or Critique.

    Students will be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of a variety of artworks.