Special Announcements for Mrs. Rodriguez's Art Classes
During the month of September, we will explore the elements of art and principles of design as we complete quality works of art for the Art to Remember Fundraiser. This Fundraiser is in partnership with the Shepard PTA. More details will be shared soon about how parents can purchase prints and keepsakes of their child's original creations.
The Kindness Card Contest is going on now through September 28th. Plano ISD and The Plano ISD Education Foundation is seeking student talent to assist the district in designing artwork for the district's official 2023 Notecards published in November and utilized by district administrators and staff throughout the year. Ask Mrs. Rodriguez for more information.
Upcoming Dates in Art (2023 - 2024)
Art to Remember Fundraiser will be going on the month of October- Details Coming Soon
October 5: Art Night at 6:00 pm
Shepard Family Art Night (2023)
Join us in celebrating the students' creativity at Shepard Art Night on an upcoming date in October 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.
Art Schedule (2023-2024)
7:55 am - 8:45 am Fifth Grade
8:50 am - 9:40 am Fourth Grade
9:45 am - 10:35 am Third Grade
10:35 am - 11:30 am Conference
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Second Grade
1:05 pm - 1:55 pm Kindergarten
2:00 pm - 2:50 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)