Dear Parents and Families,

I am very excited to be the art teacher at PS 101Q this year. Like many of you, I feel that a school’s art program is a critical component of our children’s education Art instruction provides an environment for students to increase their cultural understanding and visual literacy as they develop an awareness of the world around them. The challenges they face will also help them develop problem solving and personal communication skills, which will lead to an increased ability for self- expression.

All young children have the potential for creative expression. It is the responsibility of parents and teachers to provide opportunities for this potential to develop as fully as possible. Throughout the year, I plan to present students with both fun and engaging projects that will challenge them as they explore a variety of different art media.

I have always found making art to be fun and would love for the students to feel the same way. I hope the lessons they learn here will generate an excitement for looking and thinking about art that will last a lifetime. I look forward to working with all of your children and welcome any questions or comments.

Please feel free to e-mail me at


Eric Stabenau

Art Mr. Stabenau