PS & PK: Sharing Our Artwork!

It’s time to share our artwork with our friends!

All of our preschool and prekindergarten students are working on a project that focuses on drawing a character with a setting or background. The young students used crayon and water colors to make a water color resist.  

Preschool and prekindergarten Art teacher Ms. S says the kids will continue studying backgrounds and setting which will help them learn how to design their own background for their end-of-the-year performance.

Below are pictures of Ms. Moriah’s prekindergarten Tiger class and Ms. Martha’s prekindergarten Eagle class, both sharing their artwork with friends.

Stay tuned to discover what our preschool and prekindergarten performance background will be!







Little Architects – Building Bridges at Such a Young Age!

They may only be three, four and five years old, but these young kids are already constructing bridges!

Preschool and prekindergarten Art teacher Ms. S read The Three Billy Goats Gruff to the students, and they talked about bridges. The students used found objects to work with a friend to make bridges. 

Take a look at the handiwork of all of our preschool students as well as Ms. Erika’s PreK Owls.

Excellent work, little architects!


AMAZING ARTWORK IN PROGRESS: Butterfly Bottle Cap Mural!

Talk about an amazing piece of artwork!! 

You may remember Art teacher Mrs. Phelps requesting all sizes and colors of bottle caps this year!

Well, it’s still in progress – but let’s take a peak at the BIG art project middle school students who are in art, the Leadership class and some fifth grade students have been working hard on.

To Start…

Mrs. Phelps and art students began with a four-foot by eight-foot piece of wood.

A design was chosen, and the team got to work. The team knew they wanted to make a mural with “50” on it since this year marks the 50th anniversary of Tucson Country Day School!  


Check out all the colorful bottle caps!


The Mural is Growing…

It’s coming along…and turning into a butterfly!

Now that the butterfly (Can you spot “50” in its wings?) is complete, these budding artists are working on the rest of the mural. 


Pretty amazing! This sure shows how teamwork can go a long way – and make beautiful masterpieces!

We’re Making Animals Out of Beeswax!

Preschool and prekindergarten students are making models of animals out of beeswax.
Art teacher Ms. S says it part of learning about 2D shapes and 3D shapes.
When the students finished their wax sculptures, they added seed beads for eyes and other details. Way to be creative, students!
These are pictures of Ms. Paige’s preschool panda class creating art.
These budding artists from Ms. Gloria’s prekindergarten fish class showed us their beeswax sculptures – some works in progress and others completed. Excellent work, kids!

It’s All About Chalk Pastels for These Young Artists

Preschool and Prekindergarten students are learning about chalk pastels with Art teacher Ms. S.

The young kids practiced blending chalk pastels and smudging.

Students also created their own Northern Lights pictures using their imaginations – following a Northern Lights study the prior week.

Below are pictures of Ms. Paige’s preschool class and Ms. Moriah’s prekindergarten class. 

Nice work, students!