At the start of the year Mrs. Denny's Art classes read "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds and learned the importance of "just making their mark". Too many times students (and adults) have a fixed mindset about either being born with artistic ability or not. "The Dot" impresses the importance of trying your best and being willing to persevere with the practice it takes to develop your abilities. Artist of the Month is the person who is trying their best to follow the directions of whatever technique is being taught in Art class, being respectful, and using kind words when giving feedback to their fellow classmates. Each Artist of the Month gets to choose an art supply or craft and receives a certificate.