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Welcome!

Coppell, TX (CISD)

WELCOME! In our art room we learn creative ways to think critically about the world around us. Our society moves at the speed of light. A wise man I once knew said, "Creativity is the future." A simple statement yes but one that reverberates truth and logic. We would all agree, our children will be our legacy. Mix the two, and VOILA! They will be unstoppable.

On this site, you will find a variety of things including but not limited to, artwork, art advocacy, updates on school activities, advocacy and yes, more advocacy. Three philosophies I believe in that strongly guide my teaching: 1. Art is inherently cross-curricular, multi-cultural and global. 2. Art educators must continue to advocate the importance of art on a minute-by-minute basis. 3. We are ALL responsible for the educational impact art has on our world. I hope this site continues the initiative taken every day by thousands of passionate art teachers around the globe.


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

“Cover me Contest”

East Phone Directory Contest

First, the PTO and Mrs. Richards 
would like to say thank you to all of the participants this year.  
We had some really close tallies in the voting process!

The winner of the 2014-2015 cover is:  
Celeste W., 8th grade-Art B

Our two runners up to be printed as grade level dividers are: 
Malaika Y., 6th-Art A and Shreya L., 7th-Art B.
Congratulations Bronco Artists!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Awesome Artists!

After artwork is removed from the Vonita White Administration Building you can find it in our building just outside the front office. I encourage you to take a picture of your child with their artwork both at the administration building and here on campus. 
It is quite an accomplishment! 


District’s Monthly Art Show
Three CMSE artists’ works are selected every month to display in our district’s administration building!           The Coppell ISD Vonita White Administration Building is where the artwork is on exhibition.
The work will be on display until February 13th.
Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:00.

Afterward, you can find it hanging here at CMSE  outside of the front office.  
These students were selected based on several categories including but not limited to the quality of artwork, craftsmanship, having a positive attitude and consideration in planning of their artwork.
Congratulations Bronco Artists!  We are all very proud of you.

This year's artists are:


Hansa B.: Art 1  Grade: 8th
Title: Bloom of Curiosity
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
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Jacob N.: Art 1  Grade: 8th
Title: Mono Jake
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
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Connie L.: Art 1  Grade: 8th
Title: Pondering Positivity
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
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Shelly G.: Art 1  Grade: 8th
Title: Adding a Splatter
Media: Watercolor and Ink
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Tori H.: Art B  Grade: 7th
Title: Surprisingly Blue
Media: Oil Pastel
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Harshini S.: Art A  Grade: 6th
Title:
Media: Chalk Pastel and Charcoal
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Charlotte P.: Art B  Grade: 8th
Title: Cubist Self-Portrait
Media: Color Pencil and Oil Pastel on Mat Board
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Swarangi P.: Art A  Grade: 6th
Title: The Setting Sun
Media: Paper Collage and Sharpie
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Divya R.: Art A Grade: 6th
Title: A Day with Mr. Apple
Media: Paper Collage and Sharpie

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Athira: Art A Grade: 6th
Title: Salsa and Snack
Media: Watercolor on Paper

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Jingchun: Art 1 Grade: 8th
Title: A Fluttering Point
Media: Sharpie and Watercolor on Paper

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Harshini: Art A Grade: 6th
Title: The Apple, Pear and Grapes
Media: Paper Collage and Sharpie








Monday, June 9, 2014

One Final Show

Here is our artwork hung in the Timbercreek administration building.  
2nd Grade Weavings and 5th Bodies in Motion. 
The halls are narrow so I apologize for the photography. 
Enjoy and have a GREAT LOOONG Summer!












Modigliani ME!


Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures. 











Chalk Day is a fantastic opportunity for all grade levels to participate in beautifying our school grounds with artwork for our yearly carnival.  
This year our K-2 theme was Carnival and students drew items such as snow cones, clowns and ferris wheels.  3-5 grades theme was Mandalas and they did a beautiful job. 
To find out more information about Mandalas you can visit:

Mandala Pics lost in transfer  :(












Saturday, May 24, 2014

5th Op Art

What is Op Art?

  • First and foremost, Op Art exists to fool the eye. Op compositions create a sort of visual tension, in the viewer's mind, that gives works the illusion of movement. For example, concentrate on Bridget Riley's Dominance Portfolio, Blue (1977) - for even a few seconds - and it begins to dance and wave in front of one's eyes. Realistically, you know any Op Art piece is flat, static and two-dimensional. Your eye, however, begins sending your brain the message that what it's seeing has begun to oscillate, flicker, throb and any other verb one can employ to mean: "Yikes! This painting is moving!"
  • Because of its geometrically-based nature, Op Art is, almost without exception,non-representational.
  • The elements employed (color, line and shape) are carefully chosen to achieve maximum effect.
  • The critical techniques used in Op Art are perspective and careful juxtaposition of color (whether chromatic [identifiable hues] or achromatic [black, white or gray]).
  • In Op Art, as in perhaps no other artistic school, positive and negative spaces in a composition are of equal importance. Op Art could not be created without both.


Student Examples:






 












Fine Art Field Trip

This year we visited the DMA. We took a docent led tour of Art of the Americas, interacted with art in the C3 center, ate in the garden and sketched in the sculpture garden. It was a beautiful day filled with amazing artwork. I've attached a link so that you may get an idea of what the C3 is like. PLEASE take your students this summer to view more exhibits. 
It's FREE and airconditioned! :)


     

















             
       







 AND we're Pooped!