Phone: (602) 467-5334
Degrees and Certifications:
BA French University of California Riverside Teacher Certification University of California Riverside Art Endorsement K-12
Mrs. Helen Pianga
I am so privileged to join the excellent team at Mirage Elementary School. After 5 years as a classroom teacher I added the art endorsement to my certificate and I am excited to be teaching something I am passionate about. I have been an active artist, drawing in color pencils and painting in watercolor. I especially like florals. I remember my own elementary art classes and I want to share the excitement, fun and creative experience of art making.
Here is the recipe for playdough we have used in class.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 envelope unsweetened Kool-aid mix (for color)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, and Kool-aid powder in medium saucepan. Stir in water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes until mixture forms a ball in the center of the pan. Remove to a flat surface and knead 1 minute. The mixture is hot so take care when kneading. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.