Check Out Our Tree-Inspired Artwork!

Preschool and prekindergarten students are learning how to draw trees after reading about trees, tree textures and colors. The kids also compared textures on leaves to the texture on bark.

After learning about trees with Art teacher Ms. S, the students got to create their own ideas for tree colors using oil pastels. The young learners also added watercolor paints to finish their designs.
Here are pictures of creative students from Ms. Paige’s Panda preschool class.

What a Dynamic Middle School Art Show!

WOW! Our Champions sure are creative!

Middle school students and their art teachers, Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Paradis, held a Middle School Art Show one evening recently – and it was amazing to see the wonderful artwork our students create.

“I am so proud of all the students. Thank you to families for coming … and sharing your support of the arts. We had a great turn out. So great that I didn’t even get a moment to take photos! Wow!” says Mrs. Phelps.

Comments from parents and teachers include:

“That was amazing! The art department should be very proud of all of the incredible creative pieces that were displayed. The students love this class and the teachers! Outstanding job!”

What an awesome display of work from the young talented artist[s]!”

“Fabulous! Thanks to Kala [Phelps] and Jean [Paradis] for all of their hard work for putting on such a wonderful display of the incredible art work that our middle school student create. It was well attended buy the community. Even the treats were impressive … I’m hooked!”

“My fifth grade students did a walk through in the MPR to view the 6-8 grade art work displayed and WOW! Shout out to the art teachers and their
BEAUTIFUL TCDS art program. The middle school students were so proud to show off their hard work put forth, and, in turn, their enthusiasm got our
fifth graders excited to hold a show of their own.”

It was great! My class really enjoyed it.”

Congratulations to our middle school students for their incredible artwork – and to our wonderful art teachers for all that they do for our students.

Take a look at our Art Department’s Weebly and Facebook page.



Creative Fun with Oil Pastels

Preschool and prekindergarten students are learning about oil pastels in Art!
Ms. S, preschool and prekindergarten art teacher, worked with the young students on blending colors, smudging or erasing and etching techniques. Ms. S says the kids even helped save trees by reusing a paper that they painted on with water colors from last week.
To conclude, the kids shared about the stories that their new pictures showed. 
“Great work on using your imaginations to create your stories this week!” says Ms. S.
The pictures below are from Ms. Gloria’s prekindergarten class. 

Art Department Seeking Donations of Bottle Caps/Lids

The Art Department is in great need of lids and caps!

Rather than throw away or recycle your milk, soda, juice and Gatorade bottle caps, please collect them and drop them off in the school’s office for one of our art teachers Mrs. Phelps.

Mrs. Phelps says they would like all colors and types for a mural project that some grades will kick off in a few weeks.

Thank you for your help.

We’re Mixing Colors and Adding Details!

Prekindergarten students are getting creative experimenting with neutral skin color paints.

Preschool and prekindergarten teacher Ms. S worked with the kids as they practiced mixing paints and then creating details such as lines, shapes and dots.

Ms. S says this was an extra project for the students who finished their art for the upcoming Fall Performance. These students are from Ms. Moriah and Ms. Martha’s prekindergarten classes.