Ms. Marni Oberpriller

Phone: 651-744-4544

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Degrees and Certifications:

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 MS. MARNI
I have been teaching Art since 1997 and this is my 16th year teaching at Crossroads.
I have also taught art at different sites and grade levels.
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
 
When not teaching students or grading assignments, I enjoy getting out and DOING with my family. My husband Dave and I have hosted exchange students from all over the World including Europe, Asia and South America.  
 
Dave and I live on the Eastside and have three (step)sons, two dogs, and a small flock of city chickens. When not in the city, I love to travel and explore the outdoors by spend time with family at the cabin fishing (bass & pike), sailing, kayaking and taking photographs.
 
I also enjoy creating and exploring the World of arts and crafts, studying architecture, gardening, kite flying, spelunking and I play ice hockey.  
 
 
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 
 
 
CROSSROADS' ROOM EXPECTATIONS:
Line up in the hallway until greeted. STANDING> SILENT> FEET ON LINE/FACING FORWARD
Circle -- Instructional-time. LEGS-CROSSED> HANDS TO SELF> FACING TEACHER
Stuido -- work-time  SITTING> WHISPER VOICES> WORKING
Clean up -- EVERYONE participates
Dismissal -- tables that are SITTING>SILENT>CLEAN
Line up -- 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 -- We learn from our mistakes!
 
Fix It Plan:
Reminder/Redirect/Proximity
Tap Out (take a break)
Buddy Room -- with a Fix-It Plan. 
Phone call home
 
 
 
 

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.