UPES Art

UPES we hope you all have a healthy and happy summer!

Stay safe and creative!

We won't be posting Art over our vacation, but we'd love to see any summer artistic creations you make, in September!

Bulldog Sculpture by Artist, Romero Britto

Hello UPES Bulldogs!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying creative during our time apart. We have been missing you all so much! We can not wait to welcome you back into our art rooms again!

Over the past few weeks we have loved getting e-mail and posts from you and your families. We know some of you might be on our Google Classroom pages, too! This Google Site will have the same art projects as our UPES Art Google Classroom (cu3wjej). We just wanted to make sure we posted our art projects in places you could get to.

If you have any questions or if you just want to say hello you can always e-mail Mrs. Hand-Smith at ahandsmith@hcsdk12.org and/or Mrs. Allen at Kallen@hcsdk12.org. You can also add a video to your Flipgrid on your grade tab here.

We hope to see you soon!!!!!🖌️🎨

Mrs. Hand-Smith & Mrs. Allen

The UPES 2020

Virtual Art Show

With school buildings closed, and no Annual Art Show, we decided to put together this Virtual Art Show of work that you submitted!


Over the past few weeks, it has been wonderful opening up our email to such incredible artwork! Each and every picture added so much happiness to our days! We hope you all enjoyed seeing it here, too!


We want to send a special thank you to all the parents & guardians that became artwork photographers and helped our students post & submit their creations! This wouldn’t be possible without all of you!

Keep on being creative & submitting your projects!

We miss you all! ~ Mrs. Hand-Smith & Mrs. Allen



Click on the button below to see a 13 min long Art Show!


Some Tips and Tricks for Homeschool Art:

1. Encourage your child in their artwork! Everyone needs a boost now and then. That being said, don’t be afraid to push them to add more detail, color, or focus as needed.

2. Have a conversation with your child about their art. They will tell you the coolest things.

3. Hang it up! It may seem like a small thing, but putting your child's art on the fridge (or windows), means loads to them.

4. Use Art as an incentive. If you're having trouble getting your child to complete their core subjects, use their Special Area assignments as a reward for a productive day.

5. Use Art as a break. Our students look forward to Specials classes all week. Being able to express themselves creatively, might be just the thing they need to recoup from a difficult day.

6. Be kind to yourself. We are all in this together. Do the best you can.