Mrs. Wright - Ms. Rush

gwenw@springisd.org
sallyru@springisd.org
conference time 2:00 - 3:00 
281-891-4900

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 34 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 16 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    First Grade
  9:05  -  9:55    Third Grade
  9:55 - 10:45    Kindergarten
10:45 - 11:15    Lunch
11:15 - 12:05    Second
12:05 - 12:55    Fourth
  1:05  -  1:55    Fifth
  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 (New)
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • diagonal
  • curved lines
  • overlapping
  • invisible
  • broken line
  • wavy line
  • monoprint
  • mixed media

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.

Self-Assessment
Students are doing 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.)


Spring Art
It is Leap Year, and we are creating origami leaping frogs, mixed media frogs on a leaf, and frogs from Ed Eberly, an artist who enabled children to draw by using simple shapes.

We celebrated March 2nd, Read Across America, by making hand print Horton's.



The Marshall Art Gallery 

Now showing 
    • "The Invasion of the Cows"
Coming Soon
    • Frogs on a Leaf