• Art

  • Art Supplies

  • Special Announcements for Mrs. Rodriguez's Art Classes

    January 2023

    During the month of January in the Art Studio, all students will review studio expectations and procedures to ensure understanding and promote safety. Students will also work on original works of art that utilize various skills, techniques, and tools.

    5th Grade- Shoe Self Portraits

    4th Grade- One Point Perspective Drawings

    3rd Grade- Secret Cities Drawings 

    2nd Grade- Foreground, Midground, and Background Iceberg Paintings

    1st Grade- Mondrian Animal Drawings

    Kindergarten- Mona Lisa Self Portraits


    Students in grades 3-5 will continue to add their work to their digital art portfolios to show their progress as an artist.

  • Art Schedule

    8:00 am - 8:50 am Fifth Grade

    8:55 am - 9:45 am Third Grade

    9:50 am - 10:40 am Fourth Grade

    10:40 am - 11:30 am Conference

    11:30 am - 12:20 pm Kindergarten

    12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Lunch

    12:50 pm - 1:40 pm Second Grade

    1:50 pm - 2:40 pm First Grade

  • Elementary Art

    The art classes at Shepard are designed for children to experience a variety of media and techniques that are appropriate for their grade level. Emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and confidence, so they can express their ideas in new ways.

    The arts program promotes higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving in everyday decision-making. The arts are also a unique source of enjoyment, providing the joy of discovery when we see things in a new way. The arts are everywhere in our lives, adding depth and dimension to the environment we live in and thus shaping our daily experiences. We value the arts for ourselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits.

    The goal of the Elementary Art Curriculum to help the students to:

    • Realize that each individual's ideas are of value because they are the tangible results of personal experience.
    • Produce and recognize the value of his/her own imaginative and inventive works of while becoming aware of his artistic talent and its need for further development
    • Progress students through a sequentially developed curriculum, moving from level to level in such a way that maximum growth is attained by building on prior learning.
    • Develop independent thinking by planning and executing his/her own ideas for truly creative expression instead of copy work.
    • Realize that creative art processes are a means of communication that extends beyond the limitations of the printed or spoken word.
    • Understanding the characteristics, limitations, and possibilities of a great variety of materials, tools, equipment, and processes used in visual expression.
    • Develop an art vocabulary based on the elements and principles of design sufficient to communicate ideas about art.
    • Realize the many sources of creative ideas come from natural and man-made environments.
    • Realize that is a means for emotional release and a worthwhile leisure time activity.
    • Use the elements and principles of design in evaluating and appreciating the aesthetic efforts of past and present artists and their cultural and historical influences on current times.
    • Become aware of opportunities in art careers through careful teacher nurturing.
    • Become aware of his/her responsibilities as a citizen to support cultural and environmental projects in a continuing effort to improve the quality of life.
    • Incorporate art perception, production, history, and criticism in a concept-based approach.
    • Incorporate concept-based art into other content areas.

  • At Home Art for Students

    If you use any of the Art at Home links and create something wonderful, we would love to see it! You can email your fantastic work to the art teacher!

    Art For Kids Hub - How to Draw Tutorials

    Create Art at Home with Mrs. Rock

    Easy Origami

    Oki Dokie Kids Drawing

    Paint It Kids

  • Art Department Donations

    We always love donations!

    If you have any of the following items you'd like to donate, just send them with your child to school. You can also contact the art teacher if you are unsure of any art items you would like to donate

    • Beads
    • Glitter
    • Wax Paper
    • Aluminum foil
    • Sponges
    • Cotton Balls
    • Toothpicks
    • Q-Tips
    • Baby Wipes
    • Sanitizing Wipes
    • Construction Paper
    • Paint Brushes
    • Stickers (all kinds)
    • Smocks