A “Masterpiece” In The Making

We love to paint in art, however, sometimes cleanup can be a bit tricky,  especially with the younger students.  When we have left over paint,  I can’t bear to see it go down the drain.  It not only isn’t good for the plumbing, but it seems so wasteful.  I ran across this great idea on one of my favorite online sites,  Pinterest.  After we are finished with our paint each day,  we simply clean out our brushes and our paint pallets on a large framed canvas.  It is not only fun to see this work in progress as it changes from day to day,  but it eliminates our paint from going down the drain and we arent’ wasting our paint.  Please keep checking on our “Masterpiece”  as we add to our slide show throughout the year.  The slide for this can be found on the left-hand side of our home page or right here.

Our “Masterpiece”


Labels For Education Again This Year

Here is another way you can help our elementary art department.  Please clip and save your Labels for Education for us. There are LOTS of products with these labels.

We are going to use them towards items for art.  The first items on our list are painting easels.  Labels can be sent to school.  Thanks again for your overwhelming generosity!!

Ask Us About Claude Monet!


We have been enjoying our new artist this last few weeks.  His name is Claude Monet.  Please take some time to ask your child about this famous artist.  They have talked about where he lives,  what other things he enjoyed doing besides painting,  even the color of his house!  you will be surprised at the beautiful pieces of artwork your “little Monet’s” have been creating!

A New School Year, A New Artist

This year we will be looking at several different artists in class.  The first is Wayne Thiebaud.  Wayne Thiebaud (whose name is pronounced Tee-Bow, just like the Gators’ quarterback), Thiebaud is sometimes grouped with the “Pop Artists” because he paints subjects from popular culture (like cakes, gumball machines, and ice cream sundaes) .

He was very interested in creating realistic paintings and he did this by using thick paint in exaggerated colors. When he painted cakes, for example, he applied the paint like a baker would spread frosting. The food in his paintings looks real enough to eat. He is known as “The Dessert Painter.”

Please be sure to ask your student about Mr. Wayne Thiebaud!