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Teacher Name: Nathan Waterhouse
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Subjects I Teach: K-5 Visual Art
"The artist has to be something like a whale swimming with his mouth wide open, absorbing everything until he has what he really needs."
(Romare Bearden)

Nathan Waterhouse Hello, and welcome to the Art room. I am the art teacher here at Ola Elementary. This marks my second year at Ola and my eleventh year as an art educator. Ola Elementary is an amazing place to work. We have a talented team of educators, and a motivated group of students. I live just minutes away from the school and I love working within the community I reside.
I am a firm believer that everyone is an artist in their own way. My hope, is that I can help your child discover their way as an artist. I also want to work with them to build a passion for the arts as the arts have been proven as a tool for building academic success! (Click Here) 
Keep checking back to see what we are doing!
  • Summer Art Camp

    Posted by Nathan Waterhouse at 2/15/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Henry Arts Alliance Art Camp

    Summer Arts Camp for Children



    __________THE HUES OF LIFE___________


    Level I Exploring the Arts Camp

    Grades K-3

    Dance, Drama, Literary Arts, Music, and Visual Arts


    Level I Visual Arts Camp

    Grades K-3

    Painting, Collage, Sculpture, Drawing and More . . .

    This Class is taught by the Ola Visual Arts Educator, Nathan Waterhouse


    Level II Performing Arts Camp

    Grades 4 – 8

    Dance, Drama, Music


    Level ll Visual Arts Camp

    Grades 4 - 8

    Painting, Photography, Drawing and More . . .



    All camps run June 19 – 23, 2017

    At McDonough Presbyterian Church


    The week camp culminates in a performance and art exhibit

    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Henry County Performing Arts Center





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  • Artwork Now on Display!

    Posted by Nathan Waterhouse at 9/13/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Several grade levels are finishing up their first projects. Forty of our First Grader's "Sunset Silhouettes" are the first to be hung for display. These are a must see in person! They have done an amazing job on this project!


    Sunset Silhouettes

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  • First on the Wheel

    Posted by Nathan Waterhouse at 8/22/2016 8:25:00 AM

    Last Friday began the Fourth and Fifth grade rotations on the pottery wheel. Eventually, everyone in those grade levels will get a turn, but pictured below were our first four students to throw. They did great, as you can see by their finished vessels. 


    Throwing on the Pottery Wheel


    Finished Pots

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  • Starting the Year Off Right!

    Posted by Nathan Waterhouse at 8/17/2016 7:30:00 PM

    Hello Ola! With first day formalities out of the way, we are just about to wrap up our 2nd rotation of art. We have some great things happening! PTO has provided us with our very own Pottery Wheel and I couldn't be more thankful!!! We also borrowed three more from Locust Grove High School. With four wheels on hand, it means all of 4th and 5th grade will have an opportunity to throw a vessel in their upcoming rotations! We've been learning how to use the wheel and create on it so far, but students start creating on Friday. I encourage 4th and 5th grade students to research further on how to throw on the wheel via online sources they find.


    Also, our Collaboritive Artwork outside the art room is coming together! Here's a photo of some students working and showing our progress.


    Collaborative Artwork in Progress


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