I am so excited for a fresh start and a new year!

    Here's a bit of information you may want to know as we start in on this first week.  These items should have been on your child's list for this year, but it may be hard to tell what is needed for which class.  Don't worry.  We'll go over this DAY ONE, and  I will send home a packet in the first two days that goes over this plus a lot of other information.  (I hope you join us for Open House on 8/21!  I will have copies of the packets for the parents!)

    Meanwhile, here's a bit to get your started!


    Supplies for all grades:

    This is all you need for class! We keep it pretty basic and simple!

    Non-mechanical #2 pencils (Mechanical do not work for drawing and shading!)

    One two-pocket pronged folder (to be kept in class)

    Lined paper (loose leaf or ringbound is ok)

    Agenda Book (Given out first day)

    Supply Pouch (Art I students only, will be given out during first week.)


    Other Supplies :

    These will come in handy if you need to work on something OUTSIDE of class, but you do not need to bring with you on a regular basis.

    Colored Pencils



    Liquid Glue


    Permanent black marker 



    Other Items to Consider for Donation:

    There are always additional needs.  The following are things you can give that we use ALL THE TIME and would help us use the budget towards OTHER supplies!  If there are items BESIDES these that you'd like to get or are cleaning out of your home, feel free to email me and see if its something I can use.  (Chances are, if I can't use it, there will be another teacher in the district I can connect you with that could!)

    Pronged Folders


    Disinfectant Wipes

    Paper Plates

    Styrofoam Plates

    Yarn (Solid Colored Skeins)

    #2 Pencils

    Gift Cards to Art Supply or Department Stores!


    Also, please check my blog page here weekly!  I will be posting my Artist A-Z Extra Credit information!  Students will have this presented in class, but if they forget what letter we are on or which artist was already presented, this is a great place to look!



Mrs. P. Brown



Degrees and Certifications:

+Associate of Arts, Hesston College, Hesston, KS +Bachelor's of Arts, Goshen College, Goshen, IN +2006 - 2008 K-6/Yearbook at Troy Christian Schools +2008 - 2010 3rd/4th/5th Grade Art,Huber Heights + 2010 - 2013 8th Grade General Art, Weisenborn Middle School, Huber Heights ...and now adding Tipp City!

Mrs. P. Brown

Tidbits about me...
I love art.  Art has been a huge passion in my life since birth.  My mother was an artist, and gave private lessons in our home while otherwise being a stay at home mother.  She had us learning art from the beginning.  Art continued being a passion through school age, into the college years, where I met my husband who was also an Art major.  We now reside in Troy, where my husband runs his art studio, creating giant oil paintings of cars as an Automotive Artist.  I also work in the studio, creating my own mixed medium work, combining chalk pastels, charcoal, and paper into illustrative works.  This past summer, I started reaching for an additional goal of mine:  to write and illustrate a children's book using my own developed style. The story board is fairly complete.  Now its on to illustration!  Our 3 little girls are there at home with us, and can be often found working in the studio as well.  Art is a family affair for me, and one I hope to teach my students to incorporate into many facets of their lives.
Besides teaching and spending time with my little family, I love to read, excercise, get outdoors, and enjoy coffee and conversations.  Art opens up so many opportunities for conversation with my students.  I'm often amazed at their insight and understanding of sometimes difficult topics, and yet they haven't lost their desire for fun and creativity.  Its a great age for discovery and learning!