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The Robert Gordon PTA is proud to support

The Picture Person Program

 Al Walcoff is RG's Picture Person champion and Mrs. Scutro, the RG Art Teacher, is assisting him with the program. They have a tremendous inventory of famous art work they can provide to parents. Once parents select an artist, they can have fun presenting the art work to their child's classroom. With this simple program, your child is brought into a veritable museum inside the doors of Robert Gordon.

 Here is how to become a Picture Person (it's easy):

  1. You select an artist (or subject) to present to your child’s classroom - Al will provide you with the art work and fun facts to bring into the classroom.

  2. A day and time that works for you and the classroom is arranged with Mrs. Kenny.

  3. You review the art work and fun facts about the artist or the style used. This will help you decide what topics you would like to discuss during your presentation to the children.

  4. You go into the classroom with the selected art work and let the children take over! Let them express what they see or feel while they look at the art work. You can lead them through whichever points you think are valuable.

  5. You end the presentation after 15 or 20 minutes, collect the art work and go to the other classroom for the same grade. When you complete both classroom sessions (30 minutes total), you return the art work to Al or Mrs. Scutro.

Come join the Picture Person Program and 
help our children enjoy viewing and discussing art.

Here is a sample of artists (subjects) available to present to each grade. There may be more than listed here so please ask if you are interested in learning about more options.





  1. Introduction to Picture Person Gallery
  2. James Christensen’s Rhymes and Reasons (Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes)

1st Grade

  1. Grandma Moses
  2. Vassily Kandinsky
  3. Pablo Picasso
  4. Landscapes Mini Gallery (various artists)
  5. Horace Pippin
  6. Edward Hicks
  7. Leonardo da Vinci
  8. Frida Kahlo

2nd Grade

  1. Portrait/Self-Portrait Gallery
  2. Cave Paintings
  3. Winslow Homer
  4. Parade
  5. Andrew Wyeth
  6. Grant Wood
  7. Henri Rousseau
  8. Paul Klee

3rd Grade

  1. Georgia O’Keefe
  2. Every Picture Tells a Story Gallery
  3. Matisse Workshop
  4. George Seurat
  5. Gustav Klint
  6. Edvard Munch
  7. Faith Ringgold

4th Grade

  1. Kandinsky
  2. Claude Monet
  3. Impressionist Gallery
  4. Currier and Ives Gallery
  5. Andy Warhol
  6. Vincent van Gogh
  7. Hiroshige
  8. Romare Bearden
  9. Carol Decker - NJ Wildlife
  10. Ben Shahn
  11. Thomas Blackshear II - Hereos of our Heritage
  12. Ukiyo-e

5th Grade

  1. Giuseppe Arcimboldo Gallery
  2. Trompe L’Oeil
  3. Diego Rivera
  4. Optical Illusions
  5. M.C. Esher: Impossible Buildings
  6. Victor Vasarely - Tessellations


Readings with Artwork
for Read Across America Week


Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadore

2nd Grade

The Little Mouse by Kat Block

3rd Grade

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

4th Grade

The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee

5th Grade

Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! by Jon Agee

For more information on how the program works or how you can help,
please contact Ellen Margarita at

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