WCA Art

This rotation we are working on paper collage and paper sculpture. These STEAM activities are incorporated for 3rd and 4th grades. The paper heart sculptures have really encouraged students to work together as a team or in pairs. They're using their knowledge of sculpture with what they've learned in Science as well. Paper collage allows the students to plan ahead and learn how to recycle paper until it's all used up! 1st and 2nd are creating Valentine Cookies with their paper collage, and we are sorting the paper by color for learning how to organize, plan ahead, and follow processes. The processes are more important than the results because often times we make mistakes in the process that help us learn about ourselves and the order of operation! (:
The past two weeks we have wrapped up our Van Gogh rotation with Senora Reyes or Garcia's classes, then French rotation started learning about Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Dada movement through the works of Jasper Johns! If you've seen his work, you know that he takes ordinary objects and turns them into something to talk about. We focused on making "2020" in his style using "Mixed Media", which means using 2 or more art supplies or tools. The studio time we had was limited with the short week, but I'm LOVING how they turned out!
 
MS Electives finished their projects with a day of Art Criticism by presenting their projects to the class. Each participating student was able to explain why he or she was inspired and chose to create that piece. A very important part about Art class is expressing yourself and communicating your feelings or opinions. Providing peers with an example of what the artist would have done different in that particular project also creates self-reflection, and that process reminds them to have a thought out plan on the next assignment, to prepare ahead of time, what trial and error can do to enhance work ethic, and to have pride in their work. This applies to many aspects of school and life! Begin by having the end in mind. 
Hello, I hope you've had an enjoyable and restful Winter Break. 2020, here we come! First of all, I can't thank you all enough for your generosity! I am humbled by your gifts, and I am so thankful to be a part of World Compass Academy.
 
REMINDER: Formal Uniform Day is Tuesday
 
This month we'll be wrapping up our Sculpture and Painting elective assignments for presentations, and I'm hopeful I can display all of them, so come visit us! In the Elementary, we'll be finishing up our Color Unit focus with Chalk Pastels! I know the kids are excited about this, so be sure to send a shirt or apron if you'd like to cover their uniforms. I have some in the room in case you forget too. 
 
Our Artist of focus was Vincent van Gogh last month, and this month we'll touch on more Impressionist painters with our chalk paintings in 3rd and 4th. 2nd and 1st will be showing me they understand Color Theory concepts with marker, sharpie and water painting techniques.
 
Thank you again for your Original Works support, I'm over the moon grateful!
I trust this finds you rested and ready for the month of December! I had a wonderful break with my daughters as we slowed down our days and relished in each other's talents, skills, and desires. The tree and lights are up for Christmas traditions, and I think of my students and their families often curious as to what their traditions are for this time of year through the New Year. As you may know, at WCA we celebrate several cultural holidays by country and divide them up per grade level. If you have anything you'd like to share about your family's traditions, please feel free to reach out. I'd love to have you share with the class.
 

Kindergarten: America

First: Mexico

Second: India (Diwali)

Third: Native American (Pow-wow)

Fourth: Europe

Fifth: South America

Sixth: Judaism in the Middle East

Seventh: Russia

Eighth: America

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Fall Break together with family and intentional fun! I know my daughters and I were ready for a break, and we spent every minute together that we could making memories. Now I'm ready for COLOR! This rotation we are focusing on COLOR THEORY. Each student will understand the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary (or Intermediate) colors and how they're made. We will also focus on color THEMES. Last month we learned COOL/WARM color schemes. Now we will see that we can create Monochromatic, Analogous, and Complimentary scheme, as well as Tints and Shades of colors. The Artist of the month will be Romero Britto! https://britto.com/
What a fun Trimester so far! If you've been walking through the halls of the school you have seen the K-4th Expressive Line Abstracts using Watercolor Resist technique. Middle School Drawings of Negative Space and Objective Food Abstract Sculptures, plus Non-Objective Dot Relief Sculptures in the display case.

This month we've been focusing on Mexican Folk Art since it's Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15). Each class is working on a different subject matter in the style of Mexican Folk Artists, primarily Contemporary Artist, Kerri Ambrosino. These artworks are being mailed off to Original Works for our Annual Art Department Fundraiser. Check out more about the program I've partnered with that will give back 33% to WCA Art Dept! https://www.originalworks.com/products/
 
Meet the Teacher:  I grew up in Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BFA in Art Education, certified K-12 in NM and CO, and I have taught Art for over 5 years in Middle and High Schools. I have two Daughters, who attend WCA, in 3rd and 4th grades. I like to golf, watch OU football, eat at new restaurants, and I love to try different chocolates and coffee.  
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

I am pleased and excited to welcome your child to art this year! I am looking forward to a busy, productive year in my class, and getting to know your child is a priority to me. I want to help them achieve more in school as well as learn more about the world around them through the lens of visual art.

As your child’s teacher, I believe it is very important to keep the lines of communication open with you. If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me and I will return your call or e-mail as soon as possible. I am be happy to meet with you on the phone or set up an individual conference.

Should I have any questions or concerns about your child, I would like to contact you directly by telephone or e-mail. After all, you know your child better than I ever could. I contact parents/guardians in the event of problems in class as well as good behavior, exceptional work on a project, and whenever your child has their work on display in the school. I hope we can work together as partners in your child’s education!

 

Respectfully,

Tifaney Wollert

Instructional Objectives: You will learn to study, interpret, and evaluate art as well as create original works of art through the use of various media.  You will be exposed to many art styles, cultures, and traditions. Your eyes will be opened to a world of opportunities in the art field while discovering your own interests in life.
 
Upon completion of this course YOU will be able to:
- Identify elements of art and principles of design in works of art
- Use the elements of art and principles of design correctly to create meaningful works of art
- Use new abilities to express emotions and communicate ideas
- Demonstrate the proper and safe use of a variety of media (clay, plaster, printmaking, paint, pastels)
- Express YOURself through the visual arts!
 
Classroom Expectations: 
- Be prepared and on time to class
- Show respect to students, teacher, self, and all supplies and equipment
- Clean up after yourself
- Be responsible for your actions
 
If expectations continue to be difficult for you to follow, then...
1) I will point it out to you on the first offense as a warning and it will be documented
2) The second offense results in a call to your parent/guardian
3) A third offense results in a referral
 
Classroom Policies:
- Tardy Policy: You are tardy if you are not in the classroom when the bell finishes ringing.
- Homework Policy: No homework will be assigned unless you were absent. YOU will be responsible for asking Mrs. Wollert for missing assignments and for turning in those assignments within the allotted time limit.
- Grading Policy: I will not evaluate you based on your ability to create art. Every project will have rubrics and guidelines clearly stating what is expected.
 
Each assignment will be graded on IDEAS:
Instructions
Design
Effort
Attitude
Style
 
8:00 - 8:16 Homeroom
 
8:20 - 9:05 5/6 Elective; Painting M/W or
Sculpture T/R
 
10:05 - 10:50 4th Art
 
10:55 - 11:40 3rd Art
 
11:40 - 12:25 2nd Art
 
1:10 - 1:55 1st Art
 
1:58 - 2:35 Kindergarten Art with Ms Boykins
 
2:45 - 3:30 7/8 Elective; Painting M/W or
Sculpture T/R; Friday is Advisement with Homeroom
 
Formal Uniform Days: the first Tuesday of each month.
 
March 3
April 7
May 5
 
Contact me for volunteer hours. I can use your help and resources!
 
December: White Coffee filters, cereal boxes, assorted color sharpies, and art shirts are appreciated.