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    Mrs. Katie Laslavic 

    Grade: Art

    Room Number: 109 

    Email: klaslavic@pinerichland.org

    Phone: 724-935-4631, ext. 5311



    Hello Hance Families!  

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! My name is Mrs. Katie Laslavic, and I am the new art teacher here at Hance Elementary. I have been teaching art to grades K-12 for over 10 years and am extremely confident in saying that I have the BEST job in the world. Fun fact, I am not only an art teacher, but an artist too! A long, long time ago when I was in elementary school, I decided that I was going to grow up and be an artist. I did just that, I went to college for photography and became a photographer right here in the Pittsburgh area. However even fulfilling my lifelong dream- there was a part of me that just was not complete. I recalled the amazing impact that my art teachers had on my life, from first grade through college.   I too wanted to take part in inspiring our future artists (as well as architects, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, musicians and all the other creative innovators that walk into our ART STUDIO at HES!)


    There is nothing that I love more than working with children every day and helping them make connections with art in their own lives. I love watching my students learn to THINK and SEE like an artist, which means problem solving, trying new things, creating many possible solutions from one question, explore new and fun materials, and develop an appreciation for many different types of art and artists. The motto in my room is "Every Child is an Artist", famous words by Pablo Picasso that I hold close to my heart. 


    Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with me, I cannot wait to see the beautiful work they create in art this year!


    Happy Creating, 

    Mrs. Katie Laslavic

     724-935-4631, ext. 5311