Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School Night

Our Back to School Night is Thursday, August 28th at 6 p.m.
It's a chance for our parents and guardians to walk through your child's day and visit each classroom.
Please make sure your child has filled out this handout so you know the order to visit teachers and classroom.
Also, please bring your child's planner so you can reference the school map on page 9.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Advanced warm up & homework drawing due 9/2/14

Advanced art warm up drawing due Tuesday 9/2/2014.
Roy Lichtenstein, Modern painting with bolt, 1967, oil on canvas.

Advanced Art homework drawing due Tuesday 9/2/2014.
Draw the weirdest farm that ever was.
Use color pencil, fill the page and include a background.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Color Wheel Overload

All the art students were introduced to the color wheel this week. Learning about the color wheel through making a color wheel dictionary and making their own color wheel using only the three primary colors of red, blue & yellow. Now they're ready to start their very own tree of life drawing using what they learned about color.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Step-by-step Landscape Drawings

After two days of listening to and following my directions, we have these wonderful color pencil landscape drawings finished. Next we're moving on to our tree of life drawing.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Donations needed

We are looking for donations of Black Extra Fine Point Sharpies for our upcoming project.

Thank you in advance!

Advanced Art warm up & homework drawing due 8/25/14

Advanced art students have two drawings due every Monday.
They are the warm up drawing and the homework drawing.
Both drawings will be assigned on Mondays and due the following Monday.
Both drawings need to be completed in the students' sketchbook and in color unless otherwise noted.

Advanced Art students will work on the week's warm up drawing during the first 5 minutes of class every day so that by the end of the week the drawing has been finished in class.
If a student does not finish they need to complete the drawing at home using this website as a reference.
The artist name, title of work, year completed and medium needs to be included in the lower right hand page of the sketchbook every week.

The homework drawing is to be completed at home in their sketchbook.
The homework drawing needs to be completed in color pencil (unless otherwise noted), fill the page and include a background.

Advanced Art warm up drawing due Monday, 8/25/14.
Piet Mondrian
Composition A
oil on canvas

Advanced Art homework drawing due Monday, 8/25/14.
Draw a rat, wearing a hat, on a mat with a bat.
Use color pencils, fill the page and include a background.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Name Designs

Today we finished our name designs. After completing four sketches, students had to squeeze their first and last names into a half circle, outline in black and add color using the warm and cool colors only.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fun pinwheels!

What better way to introduce the students to listening & following directions in the art room than by making their very own pinwheels. It was a success!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Class Paper Sculptures

We had a great first day of school in the art room today!
Students were introduced to the art projects, grading, rules & consequences then every student created a paper sculpture which we assembled into a class sculpture.
Here are the amazing results.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Welcome to the Art Room!

I am expanding how you can get information about the art room this year.

1. Make sure to bookmark our classroom website!

2. You can now like our art room facebook page below and
receive updates in your facebook newsfeed.

3. You can also receive text or e-mail reminders for our class.
To sign up, follow the directions below.

Beginning Art
By text: create a new message to (562) 354-4474 in the message area enter code @3461b and hit send.
By e-mail: create a new message to, leave the subject blank and send.

Advanced Art
By text: create a new message to (562) 354-4474 in the message area enter code @7eb7a and hit send.
By e-mail: create a new message to, leave the subject blank and send.