Shepard Family Art Night
Join us in celebrating the students' creativity at Shepard Art Night on October 6th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm inside the school. There will be family-friendly crafts to enjoy and you'll learn about our Art to Remember Fundraiser, where you can purchase prints and merch of your child's art creations. You can also shop at the book fair in the library.
Special Announcements for Mrs. Rodriguez's Art Classes
During the month of October, we will be exploring our Drawing unit of study. Students will learn about contour drawings, perspective, and portraits. Students in grades 3-5 will also be creating a digital art portfolio that can house photographs of their work and show their progress as an artist.
There are also several upcoming opportunities for your child to extend their creative learning. Ask Mrs. Rodriguez for more information about any of the following:
Shepard Art Night is on October 6th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm! There will be family-friendly crafts to enjoy and you'll learn about our Art to Remember Fundraiser, where you can purchase prints and merch of your own art creations.
The Fire Prevention Poster Contest is an opportunity to help the city of Plano by creating a poster about fire safety! Posters are due October 12th.
The Kindness Card Contest is an opportunity for students to show what kindness means to them through art! The Kindness Card Contest will be running now through October 13th! Finalists could win a monetary prize and have their art featured in Plano ISD publications!
The PTA Reflections Contest is going on now through November 4th! Showcase your talent with a visual, musical, film, photography, literature, or dance submission!
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
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
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
- Wax Paper
- Aluminum foil
- Cotton Balls
- Baby Wipes
- Sanitizing Wipes
- Construction Paper
- Paint Brushes
- Stickers (all kinds)