Mrs. Wright - Ms. Rush
conference time 2:00 - 3:00 

Welcome to Art!
We are so excited to introduce the Art Team, Mrs. Wright and Ms. Rush!

A little about us...

Mrs. Wright was born in Wisconsin, and she earned her degree from Purdue University, in Indiana. She began her career in the regular classroom, and then while she was still at Anderson Elementary in Spring ISD, she transitioned to art. Mrs. Wright has been teaching for 35 years.  She has two grown daughters, who both love to cook.  

Ms. Rush was born in Tennessee, and she earned her degree from Western Michigan University.  She has been teaching in the public school system for 17 years, but before that, she taught preschool for 11 years.  Ms. Rush has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Our schedule...
  8:15  -  9:05   Third Grade
  9:05  -  9:55   Second Grade
  9:55 - 10:45    Fourth Grade
10:45 - 11:15    Lunch
11:15 - 12:05    First Grade
12:05 - 12:55    Fifth Grade
  1:05  - 1:55    Kindergarten
  2:00  - 3:00    Conference
  3:00  - 3:15    Dismissal

Art Room Rules:
Pay Attention
Follow Directions
Put It Back

Our goal this year is for students to learn and apply the elements of art.
  • line
  • shape
  • color
  • texture
  • form
  • space
  • rhythm and movement

Art Vocabulary 
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • diagonal
  • curved lines
  • overlapping
  • invisible
  • broken line
  • wavy line

Art Projects
K:  Caterpillars and polar bears
1st:  Snowmen
2nd:  Snow globes
3rd:  Color/shading rodeo art
4th:  Portraits
5th:  Portraits

Rules of Painting:
  • Outline/draw a fence first.
  • Paint all in one direction.
  • Lift your paintbrush after each stroke.
  • Be sure to use a table cover correctly when painting.
  • Only dip the tip of the paintbrush into the water and the paint.
  • Do not swirl your paintbrush in the water.
  • Do not tap your paintbrush on the water container.
  • Clean your brush by dipping the tip into the water and then gently pulling it against the side of the water container.  Repeat until the color is gone.
  • Do not clean your paint brush on the tray or the table cover.
  • Use up all of the paint on your brush before laying it on the tray.

When we begin to paint, students will do a self-assessment after every painting session (thumbs up, thumbs sideways, thumbs down).  Our goal is to become better at the techniques of painting. With the self-assessment, students can determine where they are successful and what area(s) needs work.
    • Does my paintbrush have paint on the neck or body?  (It should not.)
    • Does my water look fairly clear when I am finished?  (It should.)

The Marshall Art Gallery 

Cactus  and Caterpillars