I am Mrs. Mantel, the Art Teacher here at Jane Ball! One of my favorite things about teaching art is that I get to see my same students year after year! It is amazing to see how each student's creativity grows all the way from Kindergarten to 5th grade!
Before teaching at Jane Ball, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art and 1 class of high school ceramics. I attended Purdue University (Boiler Up!) where I graduated from in December of 2010 with a Bachelor Degree in Art Education and a minor in Spanish.
While I was at Purdue, I met my wonderful husband Jason, who is from Cedar Lake, and that is where we currently live now. I love spending time with friends and family, and doing anything ART related! I also enjoy playing tennis and watching movies!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me, my email is:
Class Dojo Teacher
Is your student a 4th or 5th grader?
Check out their online portfolios of all their artwork they have created so far this year! Each student uploads their own picture of their artwork to their personal profiles using an iPad!
Artome is an awesome company we pair up with to host our art show! They provide paper, stickers, flyers, frames, and all the set up and tear down of the art show for FREE! They then offer to sell the frames and make additional copies and sell extra frames if you wish to purchase another one as a gift. I also love it because it allows students to feel like a REAL PROFESSIONAL Artist and it turns our very own cafeteria into an ART MUSEUM! It is so amazing and I just love watching the students see their masterpieces in these awesome frames-it just makes them feel so special!
JANE BALL ARTS NIGHT 2018
The Jane Ball Arts Night is coming up March 20th, 2018! There will be an Art Show from 5:30-7:00 pm in the cafeteria! Come check out all the hard work and talent our Jane Ball artists have to offer!
If you wish to purchase your child's FRAMED Artwork-please have $20 CASH only.