Sandy Smith

 Welcome to Elementary Art : 2018-2019

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

                                                                                          -Genesis 1:1



Teaching Art to children is so rewarding and fun, but creating masterpieces can get pretty messy! Please make sure your child wears play clothes or brings an old shirt to slip on over their clothes to protect them on Art day. Also, be sure to visit our Art Gallery  throughout the year to see if you can spot your child’s artwork on our website!  This is a fantastic way for family or friends that live far away to see what their favorite young artist has been up to! And, if your child is crazy about art, they may be interested in some of the kid-friendly art contests I’ve posted links to below.  I’m so ready to start creating with your kids again!

Mrs. Sandy

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Mariam Putt (6th grade)- 2018 Color of Music Bravo Award winner.



Tanner Evans (2nd grade)- 2018 Relay for Life Luminaria contest winner, with Brooke Evans, Sandy Smith, and Ramona Mitchell.



Maddie Simms (2nd grade) 2017 Color of Music Prelude Award winner. Picture here with here award winning piece on display at Lebonheur in Jackson.

Art Schedule


 8:40 – 9:25       1st

9:35 – 10:20     K

  10:30 – 11:15    2nd

 11:25 – 12:10   3rd


8:30 – 9:20        4th

9:25 – 10:15      6th

10:30 – 11:20     5th

11:25—11:55     PreK

Homework and Class Information

Thursday 9/27-

Homework this week is to set up a still-life at home (this should consist of three “still” things for example a ball glove, a baseball, and a bat or a teacup, saucer, and a spoon) the items must touch each other. Then draw your still life three times from different angles (perspective). Each drawing should be on letter size or larger, unlined paper. Continue reading your workbook info aloud everyday. Also, don’t forget that the at-home art projects are due NEXT WEEK!

Thursday 9/20-

No new homework! Continue studying the info in your workbook daily. Don’t forget about those Art Projects!

Thursday 9/13-

Pre-K & Kindergarten– I sent a letter home this week telling you about an at-home art project called “Hey! Who Drew That Story?”. If your child was absent and didn’t receive a letter, you may read it here. Kindergarten projects are due Tuesday, October 2nd. Pre-K projects are due Thursday, October 4th. Feel free to email me with any questions!

1st-3rd grade- I sent a letter home with your students this week that gives the details of  this years at-home, art research project called “My Artist Is…”. If your child was absent or did not bring home a letter, please email me so I can give you the name of your students assigned artist. Here is the link to the 1st-3rd grade letter. Please begin researching these as soon as possible! the due date for this project is Tuesday, October 2nd.

4th-6th grade- This week I sent home a letter with information about an at-home, art research project called “My Artist Is..” that will be due on Thursday, October 4th. If your child was absent or did not bring a letter home please e-mail me so I can give you the name of your students assigned artist. Here is a link to the letter. Please begin researching these as soon as possible! The due date for this project is Thursday, October 4th.

Thursday 9/6/18-

4th-6th grade- We had our first quiz in class today over the 8 Elements of Art, and I went over last weeks homework and discussed anything the students had questions on. I also introduced the students to the “My Artist Is…” at-home research project and presentation, I will be sending home (and posting on here) the due dates and information you and your students will need to complete the project. We also will be finishing our “My Hands” project next week. Please be sure your student is studying the completed workbook pages a little everyday so they are prepared for future quizzes and are able to use what they have learned on our projects!

Thursday 8/30/18-

4th-6th grade- Homework for this week IN ADDITION TO studying the completed workbook pages, is to complete workbook pages 18-21 and 27-31.  DO NOT do pages 14-17 and 22-26. We will do these at a later time. If they have difficulty answering any of the questions they should give their best educated guess. They are encouraged to use the dictionary and discuss the questions with parents. We will go over these pages in class, so no worries if they are still unsure of an answer!



*2018 Curriculum and Supply List*

PreK-3rd grade students-

  • 1: 2-pocket folder with brads
  • A 5×7 (head and shoulders only) photo of themselves

4th-6th grade students-

  • Elementary Art Student Workbook by Eric Gibbons(Amazon)
  • 2: 2-pocket folders with brads (preferably one made out of paper)
  • A 5×7 (head and shoulders only) photo of themselves
  • 14×20 Paper Portfolio (Example: Star Products Red Rope Version from Amazon or JoAnn Fabrics)


Art Contests for Kids

Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids has an ever changing, monthly art contest for kids! Click on the link below and go to the menu options to find the latest contest!

The Tennessee magazine has a monthly art contest for kids. Here is a link…

Constitution Day Poster Contest

Get to Know Contest

An Art, Writing, Photo, Video, and Music Contest

Free Kids Crafts Contest

Here is a sample of our Elementary Art Gallery…

2018 Color of Music Entries



First Grade


Second Grade


Third Grade


Fourth Grade


Fifth Grade


Sixth Grade

To view additional art work, please visit the virtual Art Gallery