• Welcome to the ART STUDIO:

    a fun place to explore creative ideas!

      In our Art Studio, the guiding principles are based on the TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) philosophy:   

                      • What do artists do?
                      • The child is the artist.
                      • The classroom is the child's studio.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know your children and supporting their development as artists!

    We will explore drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber, clay, and sculpture using recycled materials.

    We will learn about the 8 Studio Habits of Mind, which are helpful habits for artists and all people.


Phone: 802-485-6161


Degrees and Certifications:

• M.A. - Art Education, The Art of Education University • M.S.Ed. - Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Bank Street College • B.A. - Sarah Lawrence College • ESL Teaching Certificate - The New School • Vermont Professional Educator License (Level I): Art, Grades PK-12 • Vermont Professional Educator License (Level I): Elementary Education, Grades K-6 • Pennsylvania Instructional II Professional Certificate: Art K-12 • Pennsylvania Instructional II Professional Certificate: Elementary K-6

Ms. Julie Carino

Hello Northfield Elementary Families!

I am very excited about joining this special community and I'm looking forward to getting to know your children. My family and I just relocated to Vermont and we are thrilled by the natural beauty and the outdoor recreation opportunities.

While I am an experienced educator, I consider myself a lifelong learner and I love learning new things. My teaching career began in 1995 in New York City. I have worked in progressive private schools in NYC, community organizations in NYC, the Hudson Valley, and Pennsylvania, as well as public schools in Pennsylvania. I find teaching deeply satisfying. I feel privileged to be a part of the moment when a learner opens up, a shift happens, and there is new understanding.

As a practicing artist, I am most often inspired by landscapes, memories, and thought. I especially enjoy working on large paintings outside.

Looking forward to meeting you -


  • In our Art Studio, WE ARE THE ARTISTS.


    We are

    • THOUGHTFUL - thinking of creative ideas and taking care of each other
    • CAREFUL - with our bodies and the materials
    • CAREFREE - with our ideas and our willingness to try new things
    • POSITIVE - we share a positive attitude towards ourselves and others
    • PRODUCTIVE - we get into the creative flow!
  • At NES, the art room is a place of exploration! This year we are back in the art room and I am looking forward to the new curriculum I have set up for our students! At the start of the year, students will have the opportunity to learn about new mediums with assigned projects, as well as curate their own art gallery! Mediums that will be explored in this part of the year are painting with watercolor and tempera paint, drawing with chalk and oil pastels, creating artwork in nature, construction or sculpture, printmaking, and fiber arts. In the second half of the school year, all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will engage in choice-based art, or centers where they can further explore specific areas of interest in art. All artwork will be kept until the end of the year, when students will bring home an entire portfolio of work!