Colorful Beginnings…

Students in grades 1-6 created self portraits only using colors from the color spectrum.  Students in grades 4- 6 could use 2 colors next to each other to create transitions between the seven rainbow colors and grades 1-3 used varieties of one hue in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, or Violet (ROY G. BIV).

Giant Rainbow Mural of self portraits grades 1-6
Our beautiful rainbow of FRIENDS hanging in the cafeteria..

7 colors make a rainbow, 7 chords make music, 7 continents make a world and 7 letters make us FRIENDS
Portraits in red
Red orange portraits
Indigo portraits
yellow portriats
Keep looking up, there may be a rainbow waiting for you
Rainbow of student portraits

Saturday Art School @Millersville University

Saturday Art School is an opportunity for children in the community (grades K*-8) to experience an open art studio atmosphere where they can create artwork and bring their ideas to life with Millersville University art education students assisting in their discovery and learning.Dates Students who enroll in Saturday Art School can choose one of two sessions:Session 1: September 29th and October 20th.  Session 2: October 27th and November 10th.  Times:  Choose between the morning session or the afternoon session. Due to space limitations, we can only offer the afternoon session for students in grades 6-8.  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.  

Tuition Tuition for one session (two classes) is $30 per child. All supplies are included in the tuition. If you require financial assistance, please contact Leslie Gates at for a scholarship application.  Refunds  Refunds will be granted through the date of the first class (September 29th). No refunds will be processed after that date. Students are not required to attend each class, but the fee includes both classes in the session and no partial refunds will be given.RegisterRegistration is only available online and is open through September 23rd. No on-site registration is available. To register, follow the links below.1st Session (9/29 and 10/20) Registration Link: Session (10/27 and 11/10) Registration Link: and Drop OffCheck-in will take place in the lobby of Millersville University’s Breidenstine Hall, 46 E. Frederick Street, Millersville, PA 17551. Parking on campus is free on the weekends. Street parking is available in front of the building or in the parking lot behind the building near the stadium. A parent or guardian must accompany the child(ren) inside the building. Check-in will open approximately 15 minutes prior to class start times. ContactFor questions about Saturday School, contact Leslie Gates at *Students need to have qualified for kindergarten (in most local districts, age 5 by Sept. 1) for the 2017-18 school year in order to enroll as a kindergarten student in Saturday Art School. Saturday Art School Info fall 2018

Fall PCAD Scholarships

I have Pennsylvania College of Art and Design scholarships (1 for for grades 1-3 AND 1 available for grade 4-5)  for the Fall semester! These are 50% off (so 87.50 with coupon) for a youth art studio class at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.  There is also a new STEAM class offered which is integrating science and art! It looks like that one would be 47.50 with the coupon.  Classes run on Saturdays from Sept thru November.  These would make great gifts for the artist in your family!


PS- I get nothing from the college for doing this.  They send these out to art teachers and I am just trying to pass on savings to anyone interested.  I have had lots of students take these in the past and they really love them!  I tried to attach a link to the site for more info, but am having difficulties.  You can see the descriptions of the classes on PCAD website under youth art fall classes.


Hi Everyone!  My name is Jenny Steffy and I am excited to be the art teacher at Pequea Elementary!  I have been teaching art in Penn Manor for just about 10 years and have taught every grade from K-12.  I am thrilled to learn and grow creatively with the students of Pequea Elementary.  My passion is helping every student reach his/her own creative potential and artistic goals.  Students will be challenged with a variety of media in the visual arts to foster growth in problem solving, experimentation, expression, and self reflection. 

Our very first all school project is under way and the students are exploring color theory (the science of colors).  I will post pics of the colorful collaboration soon!  

Please feel free to reach out with any questions  at     

PCAD scholarships for Summer available!

I have a primary ( grades 1-3) and intermediate grades (4,5,6 ) 50% off coupon for Summer youth art classes at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.   .  First come, first served.  Please only take one if you are going to use it, I usually have pretty good interest in these.  THANKS!

Click the link PCAD below to see classes, times, and prices


PCAD Scholarships

UPDATE: I have PCAD scholarships (2 available for grades 1-3 AND 3 available for grade 4-6)  for the Spring semester! These are 50% off the tuition (which is 175 a class I believe) for a youth art class at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.  Classes run on Saturdays from Jan thru March.  These would make great gifts for the artist in your family!

PS- I get nothing from the college for doing this.  They send these out to art teachers and i am just trying to pass on savings to anyone interested 🙂

FLYING into the year with Art!


Students in grades 1-6 flew into the new school year by creating their own unique “wing thing.”  Students in grades 4-6 read a book called Wings by Christoper Myers.  It is about a boy who learns how to overcome his differences and thrive when he “spreads his wings.” Students then had to create their own “wing thing” to display in a collaborative art installation.   Primary students learned about the life cycle of a butterfly and read the book Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert.   They also created an indidual wing project to display.

Additionally, all of the students in grades 1-6 worked on creating several pairs of GIANT wings to hang around the school.  It was a challenge for students to collaborate on the larger wings, but they worked so hard on them and they turned out to be beautiful!




PCAD Coupons are here!!

I have two 50% off art scholarships that are good for FALL art classes at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. One is for grades 1 thru 3 and the other is grades 4-5. I have one of each for Martic and LeTort. Let me know if you are interested in these! There are a number of classes offered and you can see them at this link:

Click on the “Youth classes” button to see classes and prices. Email me or comment and I will send home the form with your student. It states to submit forms by August 31, BUT I just received them today and I am sure you can hand them in later than this if need be. Classes begin Sept 16th.

First come first served! I have had students take these art courses in the past and thoroughly enjoy these classes.

Fourth Grade, Frida, and Fruit!

Fourth graders studied the life and art of Famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.  We particularly looked at her still lifes of exotic fruits and vegetables and then created our own still life paintings of fruit.  We observed 3D forms of fake fruit, drew them, and painted them.  Students added a unique, creative background to thier still lifes.



Art Gallery for Pequea Elementary Art Students