Elementary Art - Mrs. Shive

Michelle Shive

Elementary Art Educator for Grades Pre-K - 3 for the 2022-23 school year

The Art Teacher’s Mission:

My goal as an Art Educator is to inspire all students to pursue an appreciation of art with determination and confidence, while providing them with a solid foundation of artistic ability. In my classes, we try to incorporate “core course content” into our lessons to enrich a students’ understanding of material. We incorporate daily problem solving, student motivated choices and encourage creativity by connecting all lessons to core subjects. I work hard to try and expose students to as many different mediums as I can as we explore art in both 2-D and 3-D mediums.

If you have an old t-shirt you can give your child to wear as an “art smock” for Art Days that would be fantastic! Old T-shirts work best as they can put them on and off by themselves. :) If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me anytime at I look forward to creating with your child this year!

Art Show 2022-23

Let’s celebrate the artistic talent of our students at Porter with an Art Show/Ice Cream Social on
May 4th, 2023 from 5-7pm! This year we will also be having a Glow-in-the-Dark Art Room which was generously sponsored by the PTO. If you can donate your time in ANY way to help prepare for this event, please email me @!

Student work over the years