News from the Art Room
@ Cox Elementary
Welcome to The Art Room!
Please see below for all the fun happenings in the art room!
Yearbook Cover Art Contest Winners
4th Grade Sketchbooks
In 4th and 5th grade, students do a lot of planning and activities in their sketchbooks. They are responsible for bringing them to class every day. Neglecting to bring their sketchbook will result in their conduct grade being lowered after the third time within a 9 week grading period. 4th graders will keep the same sketchbook to reuse in 5th grade. Every year we have several students either forget or lose their sketchbooks. Please ask your student to remember to bring their sketchbook to class, or help them find theirs if it has gone missing. Due to the number purchased and the amount of incoming new students, I cannot give them a new sketchbook. In the event that they cannot locate their sketchbook, I will make one for them that will be left in the art room.
If you have a student in 4th grade, our sketchbooks have arrived! Sketchbooks are $5. This is a one-time payment as the sketchbooks will be collected at the end of the year to be saved to reuse in 5th grade.
To Pay Online:
Please visit https://www.nisdtx.org/departments/finance/online-payments and log in with your HAC username and password. *Scroll down to "Pay Now" button & click*
What We've Been Working On
We are now shifting our focus to shapes and color! I can't wait for you to see the masterpieces we create!
First-grade students studied the Mexican celebration Dia de Muertos and looking at how some of the traditions are similar to the traditions we have for different holidays. Through this lesson, we are exploring the concepts of linear symmetry, pattern, and paper weaving!
Artists also got to explore color mixing to make rainbows for Fairy Tale Day! Next up, we are learning about artist Pablo Picasso and will be creating abstract self-portraits.
Next up we will be working on drawing forms to create delicious desserts inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud.
*if you have not purchased your sketchbook, please see the information at the top of this newsletter!
We took some time to relax and create zentangles after such a difficult project. However, our zentangles will be turned into abstract paper sculptures! I can't wait to see what they create!
My conference is from 7:45-8:30
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