LISD Visual Art

Fall, 2015 Issue 9: Information and Upcoming Events

Art Advocacy Update

Your Art Advocacy Committee met this week. Here are the highlights:

"Perspective for the Pantry", Flower Mound HS Feeder School Art Show and Food Drive

Flower Mound HS feeder students grades 5-12 participated in a canned/boxed food drive. They donated 1,600 lbs of food to CCA!

Before donating the food, students created 3D still lives of the food using 1 and 2 point perspective.

All schools sent art work to Flower Mound HS for display. The Opening Reception is Monday, November 16, 4-5 pm at the FMHS Library.

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MLK Art Contest

Open to students grades 4-12.

NEW! Photography Contest: grades 9-12

Flyers were emailed to us this week.

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NEW! Art 1 Art Show, March 4-13

A committee is being formed to formulate the inaugural, non-competitive High School Art 1 Art Show. This is a great way to showcase our Art 1 kids without getting lost in the competition of the HS show.

High School Art 1 Teachers: let Marty know if you are interested in serving on this committee.


Change of admin, changes in technology...basically, we don't know when we are getting our textbooks.

Some things are trickling in. Most elementaries have received their vocab and artist cards. Secondary should be receiving their teacher editions...


FYI: LISD does NOT allow us to use Artsonia as they are considered a fundraiser. Are you looking for an online site for your student's work?

Check out Creatubbles: It's a safe, bulletin board-type site that allows you to showcase your student's art. There is no purchasing option.

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Start thinking about summer in-services: what do you want and need?

Missey will be sending out a Google Doc for your wishlist ideas.

LISD Art: where should we be in 5 years?

Where do we go from here?

Start thinking! We want to hear from you.

Look for emails from your Feeder Pattern HS, as we start the conversation: what do you want to see in 1 year? 3 years? 5 years?

Missey will be sending out a Google Doc for your ideas.

Some thinking points:

How we meet at the beginning of the school year.

Should we be integrating with the other Arts Teachers (Music, Theatre, etc.)?

What are we trying to accomplish as a Dept.?

Budgets--get a minimum per student.

Resources via Missey and Bill: what equipment do we need?

Clay for elementary, has that been helpful?

Community Service Projects.

Specific Issues in the classroom (teaching Pre-K, lack of craftsmanship, behavior management in Elementary, etc.)


Think of our LISD Art Ed Goals and let your representative know before our next meeting, December 8.

We are here for you.

If you have any concerns or ideas regarding the state of Art Ed in LISD, please let us know. We are here to support and help you in any way we can.

Who's Who? Your Committee:


Lynn Luck,

Leslie McReynolds, Communications Chair,

Pam Sewell,

Elizabeth Stroud,

Middle School

Nancy Lawrence,

Alesia Shaw,

Chuck Brouilette,

High School

Nicole Franczvai, Secretary,

Josh Fletcher,

Ross Hines,

Angel Holmes,

Marty Kruk, Chairperson,

Kathy Toews, Superintendent’s Office Art Coordinator,


Missey Head, Coordinator of Fine Arts,

Bill Watson, Director of Fine Arts,

Superintendent's Office Art Show Guidelines (on hold for now)

Superintendent’s Office

Artwork Selection

Rules and Regulations

Drafted: Fall 2014

Artwork/Submitting Artwork:

  • Teachers can submit as many works as they see fit.

  • Number of works selected:

    • 3 - Elementary School

    • 3 - Middle School

    • 3 - High School

  • All work will be submitted electronically to the Superintendent’s Art Show Coordinator (SAS Coordinator).

  • Each image must have:

    • media

    • dimensions/size

    • artist name

    • teacher name

  • The SAS Coordinator will mat, frame, and install all work selected, as well as maintain the show.

    • Framed work or work on canvas will not be framed/reframed, but will hang in existing state.

  • Artwork must be submitted to the SAS Coordinator prior to the following Arts Advocacy meeting dates: May, October, December, March.

The Show

  • Work will be displayed for 9 weeks. New works will be selected and placed in these months: September, November, January and April.

    • Participating Teachers and Students PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to collect before the end of the 9 week time frame. All work selected will be hung for the full 9 weeks; therefore, work in the Superintendents Show is not available for other shows (for example: VASE, LISD District Shows).

  • The show can house up to, but no more than, three 3-D works.

    • The 3-D works must be ready for installation upon delivery to the SAS Coordinator.

Selection of Work

  • The selection committee is made up of 3 or more members of the Arts Advocacy Committee.

  • The process for selecting works will be the “sticky note method”. Each member of the committee will be given a proportional amount of sticky notes and then proceed to vote for their selection in each category (High, Middle, Elementary school).

  • The 3 works in each category that gather the most votes will be the works selected for the show.