art room news

Wells Elementary

February 22-26


The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand

Another opportunity to participate in an art contest has come my way. It is"Be A Force of Nature" which is sponsored by the Plano Office of Emergency Management. I will have some of the flyers printed out in my room for any interested students. I will also send the pdf form to the teachers to include in their emails. If your child is interested in participating, I would be happy to take the entries to the Plano office if I have them by the deadline, April 11.

Specials schedule

7:50-8:40 Planning (This is the best time to contact me.)
8:45-9:35 First Grade

9:40-10:30 Second Grade

10:35-11:25 Third Grade

11:30-12:20 Fifth Grade

12:20-12:50 My Lunch

12:50-1:40 Fourth Grade

1:45-2:35 Kindergarten

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Groups A and C will do the background for their cityscape.

All of the other groups will create their buildings and add other details.

Collaging tissue paper backgrounds proved quite a challenge so we had to wait until this week to do the buildings.

First Grade

Group A will finish and present their finger puppets.

Groups D, B and E will continue working on their seascapes.

Group C will begin the seascape by painting the ocean.

Second Grade

Groups A and C will begin the Amate bird painting lesson.

Groups B, D and E will start painting their birds.

Third Grade

Group A will finish their haiku fan project.

All of the other groups will be starting paper mache masks. The design inspiration are masks from Africa.

Fourth Grade

Groups A and C will finish their photo montages.

I will not see group B this week due to a music program in the gym for them.

Groups D and E will begin a printmaking lesson with American Tall Tales as the inspiration. They will be doing collography which involves the use of cardboard printing plates. If you have any thin cardboard such as cereal boxes or cracker boxes you could send in that would be great.

Fifth Grade

Everyone will be painting and getting their clay looms ready for weaving. If we have any time left, the students will get out their Pop Art projects and work on those.

Websites Dallas Museum of Art Crow Collection of Asian Art Nasher Sculpture Center


Poster Making Hints

A poster is usually viewed by people on the move; therefore, a poster should;

  • Be carefully planned with pencil on a smaller piece of paper
  • Convey a message or information
  • Contain one main idea
  • Not be cluttered
  • Avoid too many words
  • Use lightly drawn guidelines for lettering that are erased when the poster is completed
  • Either emphasize letters or emphasize illustration
  • Emphasize contracts (lights against darks, warm colors against cool colors, etc.)
  • Be eye-catching
  • Be easy to read
  • Be limited in colors
  • Use a variety of media as appropriate
  • If the poster is for a contest, make sure the words and illustrations fit the theme
  • Follow the rules of the contest or project carefully
  • Show no errors in spelling or punctuation
  • Be neat and presentable
  • Be original and creative (Do you own work)

Dallas Museum of Art

Nasher Sculpture Garden

Crow Collection of Asian Art