PTA Reflections 2021-2022

Would you like to showcase your artistic talent and represent Wolf Canyon Elementary? Do you like to create movies, develop dance routines, write stories, create artwork, compose music compositions, and take photos? The PTA Reflections Program is a wonderful way for you to showcase your talent. And the top entries receive awards! Click on the video below for more information. Participation forms and rules are linked below. You can also stop by room 703 and pick up an information packet from Mrs. Adamos. Canvases and paints are available while supplies last. E-mail questions to Joanne.adamos@cvesd.org.

All entries and forms are due to Mrs. Adamos by: October 22nd

Judging will take place during the week of: October 25th

Virtual celebration: TBD

Student packet (with entry form)

Category guidelines:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Visual Arts

Special Artist Division

Week of August 23rd and 30th

TK and SDC TK-1: Shape Collage Pizzas

Math connection: geometry (circle, square, rectangle, & triangle)

Media/materials: Construction paper, oil pastels, glue, and scissors

Wassily Kandinsky inspired snails

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Media/materials: Playcolor Tempera sticks, scissors, glue, and construction paper

kindergarten: The kinders learned about the artist/illustrator Eric Carle. Students created artwork inspired by the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Media/materials: crayons, black marker, oil pastels, paint, sponges, and fancy-edged scissors.

1st Grade: Vincent Van Gogh inspired sunflowers

Artist Study: Vincent Van Gogh

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Media/Materials: White construction paper, chalk pastels, pencil, and black glue.

2nd Grade and SDC 2-4: Recycled Art Cardboard Fish (session 1)

Artist Study: Pablo Picasso

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Media/Materials: Cardboard, tempera paint, yarn, toilet paper tubes, scotch tape, and white Elmer’s glue.

3rd Grade: Session 2 Foil Embossed Art

4th Grade and SDC 5-6: 3-dimensional Metal Insects

Artist Study: Alexander Calder

Art: Metal Mobiles and sculptures

Media/Materials: Aluminum tiles, colored sharpies, foam mat, scultpting tools, colored contruction paper, masking tape, transperacny film, pipe cleaners, and hot glue (managed by Mrs. Adamos).

5th Grade: Tessellation Project Session 2

6th Grade: Value Mapping Session 2

Check out these fantastic art pieces!

Week of August 9th and August 16th

Thank you families for supporting the VAPA fundraiser at Blaze Pizza. Ms. C and I are very grateful for your generosity and continued support our Art and Music program. And a special thanks to Wolf Canyon PTA for organizing this awesome event!

Kindergarten and Mrs. Morton’s class did not have art on the Week of Aug. 9th. 4th grade worked on a landscape art project with a substitute.

Kindergarten Aug. 16th : The students completed their line monsters!

First Grade: The students learned about the abstract art of Pablo Picasso. In class, we examined the painting, The Weeping Woman. Using Playcolor sticks, cardstock, and black marker, the students created an abstract self-portrait.

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2nd Grade and Mrs. Morton’s class: The students completed their Hello Goodbye-window collage portraits. They look fantastic!

3rd grade: For this art lesson, we focused on an Element of art, shape. We looked at several paintings and photographs of sculptures with geometric and organic shapes. The students began their foil embossed art piece. First, they designed a simple organic shaped drawing. Then they added white glue and yarn to the lines. Next week they will add foil and permanent marker.

5th grade: The students completed their Pop Art words. Afterwards, the students started their Tessellation art. The 5th graders looked at the tessellation art created by M.C. Escher. This art incorporated geometry and art. The students created their “tessellation template”. For the second session, we will tesselate the templates and turn the shapes into art.

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6th grade: The focus of the 6th grade lesson was value. We examined the artwork of Mexican-American artist, Elizabeth Catlett. We discussed her use of light and dark in her work, The Sharecropper. For this art project, the students selected a black and white photo. Then they mapped out all the lines and created shapes around the different shades of light and dark. They will continue next week by shading in their photo with pencil.

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Mrs. Simmon’s class: The students completed their Paint with Marker Sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.

Welcome back Timberwolves!

Thank you for all the art donations! I am so grateful for all the generosity and support.

I also wanted to take time and congratulate our very own, Pablo Flores for winning 1st place in the Water is Life Art Contest hosted by the Otay Water District. He was recognized at the last board meeting. Congratulations Pablo!

Here are the very first lessons and projects of the 2021-2022 school year.

Tk: Week 2: We learned about pop artist, Romero Britto. The students created a Mickey Mouse pop art inspired drawing. We focused on adding bright colors, different kinds of lines, and shapes.

Sold Price: ROMERO BRITTO Mickey Mouse Giclee Canvas Art Print - July 3,  0119 7:00 PM EDT | Disney pop art, Disney art, Mickey mouse
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TK: Week 3: We studied the art work of painter, Wayne Thiebaud. We examined his paintings of desserts and his use of thick paint to add texture to the frosting. The students created a collage using the Tear Art process to create an ice cream cone.

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Kindergarten: week 2: We studied the art work of author and illustrator Linda Kranz. She paints rocks to make them look like fish. The students created their own fish inspired by the fish in the story, You be You. They using scarpbook paper, black marker, and crayons.

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Kindergarten Week 2: This week we focused on how artists use lines to express mood, create movement, and show texture. Students began their line monster by drawing 5 different kinds of lines with black marker on white construction paper. Then they added color using Playcolor Tempera Sticks in the spaces in between. Next week they will add eyes, a mouth, and cut out the monster’s body.

1st Grade and SDC Tk-1: This week we read the art Cat and Bird by modernist artist, Paul Klee. Students created their own Cat and Bird art piece using construction paper, scissors, glue, and construction paper crayons.

2nd Grade and SDC 2-4: We studied the artwork of Caldecott award artist, Chris Raschka. We examined the illustrators from the book, The Hello. Goodbye Window. Students created their own “hello goodbye window”. by making a paper collage of themselves. They will need one more week to complete the art.

3rd Grade and SDC 2-4 We studied art from India. We focused on the textile art of rug making. In India bright colors, and patterns are used in Dhurrie Rugs. Student created their own Dhurrie rugs with card stock, Playcolor Tempera Sticks, and yarn.

4th Grade and SDC 4th-6th: For this lesson, we discussed art from Japan called Notan Art. We focused on the contrast between the positive and negative space. We also focused on symmetry and balance. Students created their own Notan art using the “expand the square” process with construction paper squares and glue.

5th Grade: For our first lesson, we learned about the life and art of Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein’s art was characterized by his use of primary colors, Benday dots, layered shapes, movement lines, and onomatopoeia. Students created their own onomatopeia collage following Lichtenstein’s style.

6th Grade: Paint with marker koi fish

SDC 4-6: Painted Vincent Van Gogh inspired sunflowers using the paint with marker method.

PTA Reflections Art Contest

Join us for an informative meeting about the 2020-2021 PTA Art Reflections Contest.

Come to any of the one meeting sessions this week.

Monday, October 19 2:00-2:30

Meeting link

Wednesday, October 21 2:00-2:30

Meeting Link

Contest documents:

All entries are due to Mrs. Adamos no later than Nov. 2nd.

E-mail all entries (including photographs, videos, word documents, etc) to: Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org

Last week of Distance learning!

Hello Timberwolves,

First of all, I want to congratulate you on completing another school year.  I also want to congratulate you on completing art projects virtually.  I am thankful that we can connect through technology. I love opening my mailbox and receiving pictures of your masterpieces.  I hope art has been a way for you to express your emotions, feelings, and a way to pass the time.  I know it has for me!  For those of you wondering about your art and when you will get it, I plan to distribute art when we return for the next school year.  If you are a 6th grader, I will send out more information about picking up your art portfolio also at the beginning of the new school year.  If you have a younger sibling, I will send your art home with them.

Lastly, I miss you all very much!  I miss teaching art in the classroom and seeing your smiling faces.  We will get there soon! Take care and have a safe & memorable summer!

Love,

Mrs. Adamos

This week, take time and check out the CVESD VAPA You Tube Channel!  Don’t forget to have your parents subscribe!

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Timberwolf art from last week

 

My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal 

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Monday 6/1: Draw a picture of your favorite summer memory.

Tuesday 6/2: Draw a picture of an animal that describes you best.

Wednesday 6/3: It’s the last day of school. How do you feel?  Draw a picture to illustrate how you feel.

 

Distance Learning Week of May 25th

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Don’t forget to e-mail your finished art projects to: Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org

Some of you had trouble logging in to Flip Grid last week.  I fixed it now.  You can also share your art on Flip Grid.  Here is Flip Grid Code: https://flipgrid.com/8c932f33

Timber wolf art from last week!

This week’s lesson:

Click here for the Patriotic Heart lesson (Paint with markers)

If you have water color paper, that works best (plain computer paper will also work).  This project will not work on construction paper.

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Click here for a Romero Britto inspired butterfly (Check out my butterfly garden in the video)

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My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal 

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Monday 5/25: Holiday (you can draw a Memorial Day graphic in this square)

Tuesday 5/26: Draw some school supplies

Wednesday 5/27: Draw a piece of cake

Thursday 5/28: Draw your mailbox

Friday 5/29: Draw your favorite sport/physical activity

 

Artist Study: Romero Britto

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Click here to watch a video about Romero Britto.

Additional Resources:

CVESD VAPA Channel on YouTube

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CVESD VAPA Arts At Home

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Wolf Canyon YouTube Channel

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Distance Learning for the Week of May 18th

Don’t forget to e-mail your finished art projects to: Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org

You can also share your art on Flip Grid.  Here is Flip Grid Code: https://flipgrid.com/8c932f33

Timber wolf art from last week!

 

This week’s art lesson

Click here to learn how to make shadow drawings of your toys (primary grade lesson.)

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Click here to learn how to make your own Scratch Paper (upper grade lesson.)

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My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal 

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Monday 5/18: Draw a picture of your favorite recess game.

Tuesday 5/19: Draw yourself as an Emoji.

Wednesday 5/20: Draw your school librarian.

Thursday 5/21: Draw a picture of your favorite online school activity.

Friday 5/15: Draw a picture of something that made you happy this week.

 

Artist Study: Paul Klee

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Click here to watch a video about Paul Klee

Additional Resources:

CVESD VAPA Channel on YouTube

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CVESD VAPA Arts At Home

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Wolf Canyon YouTube Channel

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Optical Illusion Heart with Cassie Stephens

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Distance learning for the Week of May 11th

Timber wolf art from last week!

 

This week’s art lesson click here

Print making at home

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Check out the Chula Vista Elementary School District VAPA You Tube channel for additional lessons.

CVESD VAPA Channel on YouTube

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My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal 

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Monday 5/11: Draw a picture from your favorite book.

Tuesday 5/12: Draw a picture of what you like to do on hot days.

Wednesday 5/13: Draw a beverage.

Thursday 5/14:  Draw  a picture of your mom or grandmother.

Friday 5/15: Draw your refrigerator.

Art Process: Printmaking

Artist Study: Albrecht Durer

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Click here to watch a video about Albrecht Durer

Additional Resources:

CVESD VAPA Arts At Home

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Wolf Canyon YouTube Channel

 

Createful Kids

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Distance Learning for the week of May 4th

May the 4th be with you! Those of you who know me, you know I am a big Starwars fan!

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Timberwolf art from last week!

This week’s art lesson

Primary Grade Lesson: Color Wheel with Found Objects

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Upper Grade Lesson: Mandalas

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This week’s art lesson

My Covid-19 Daily Drawing Journal 

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Monday 5/4: Draw a picture of your favorite movie.

Tuesday 5/5: Draw a picture of your favorite indoor activity.

Wednesday 5/6: Design a facial mask.

Thursday 5/7: Draw a picture of your principal.

Friday 5/8: Draw a picture of your pet (if you don’t have a pet, draw a picture of a pet you wish you had).

Cultural Study: Mandala art in various cultures and religions

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Click here to watch a video about Mandalas in our World

Additional Resources:

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Click here for the Chula Vista Elementary School District VAPA Channel on You Tube

 

Starwars drawing tutorials on Art Hub for Kids

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