art room news

Wells Elementary

April 11-15

The Art Room

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
Vincent van Gogh

Children Who Are Involved in the Arts

· Imagine, create, express

· Develop self-confidence and self-discipline

· Interpret and reflect life

· Experience an important window to different cultures and values

· Are open to new pathways for learning all subjects

Think critically, solve problems and make informed judgments

· Work cooperatively within groups

· Appreciate other points of view

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

My contact information



This week, students will cut out their symmetrical paintings of butterflies and glue them to a new paper. Colors will be added using chalk pastels.

First Grade

The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes will start a lesson Monet. They will look at his waterlily paintings and use chalk plus white paint to create the pond. The Thursday and Friday classes will miss art this week because the first graders will start practicing for their music program.

Second Grade

Groups D, B and E will start their ink painting of their tiger with background. Group B will practice some techniques before using the India Ink.

Groups A and C will view the images of Japanese tiger paintings and start drawing their tigers.

Third Grade

All of the groups will continue working on their monochromatic self portraits. This week they will practice making tints (color + white) and shades( color+ black) before working on their paintings.

Fourth Grade

All of the students will start a two part clay project. We will work this week and the next week.

Fifth Grade

Students will finish their pop art drawings and practice doing one point perspective.

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