art room news

Wells Elementary

February 8-12


Congratulations go to Kendall C in 5th grade and Alex B in 1st grade for having their art chosen to represent Wells for Youth Art Month! Their art will be on display February 4-March 22 at the Sockwell Center. If you have a chance, visit the display. Artworks representing all of the elementary students in PISD will be on display there. It's always hard for me to choose just two each year because I have so many hardworking and dedicated artists here at Wells.

If you have any kids magazines you could donate to the art room, I would love them. We use them for various collages throughout the year.

I dream my painting and then paint my dream.
-Vincent Van Gogh

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



Group C will finish creating tints and painting with them.

All of the other groups will start a cityscape/texture lesson. We will look at the cityscape paintings of Romare Bearden.

Here is information about one of his paintings at the Met in New York.

First Grade

Groups A and C will start their storybook character finger puppets. All of the other groups will finish the details and present their puppet along with the book that inspired it.

Second Grade

Group C will start the mask project. All of the other groups will continue working on their masks and add details with construction paper crayons.

Third Grade

All of the groups will finish working on their fan haiku illustrations.

I will be displaying all of their pottery in the cases outside the art room. If you are at school, come and take a look. They are turning out beautiful!

Fourth Grade

Group C will start the photography lesson.

All of the other groups will finish taking photographs and edit them on the laptops before printing. They will also be working on a photo montage using magazine pictures. I could use more kid friendly magazines for the students to cut from.

Fifth Grade

All of the groups will be making a clay loom. After it is fired and painted, they will weave on it using yarn and ribbon.

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