Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 School-wide Student Art Show

The hallway at Zilker has been transformed into a museum again...and oh what an amazing museum it is!!  Students have worked so hard to create their works of art, and the show is making our school so much brighter and more colorful.  This is a quick synopsis of the art show; if you can, you should see it in person in all of its glory!   

5th Grade painted beautiful Mexican Bark Paintings, including an animal in action surrounded by tropical plants and flowers.

 4th Grade painted a stylized self portrait using Henri Matisse as inspiration.

Ms. Devore's 4th grade classes created optical illusions with art teacher  Ms. Wilson.
 Ms. Davis and Ms. Munroe's classes have their Matisse inspired goldfish paintings on display.

Ms. Cooper's class has their clay fish sculptures on display.
 Ms. Kent and Ms. Yates' classes have optical illusions and weavings on display.

 Ms. Morales, Mr. Garland, and Ms. Avant's classes have their Eric Carle inspired collages on display.

Ms. Saucedo and Ms. Dailey's classes have their torn paper collage landscapes on display.

1st grade studied Spanish artist Joan Miro and created their own surrealist paintings.

Ms. McLendon's class created collages based on Henri Matisse's work.

Kinder students studied artist Pablo Picasso and created a mixed media guitar artwork.

Mr. McNitt's class created Chinese dragons.

The art show will be up until May 20th - please try to see it in person!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Springtime in the Zilker Art Room

March is YOUTH ART MONTH!  We celebrate at Zilker in April, however, with the School-wide Student Art Show.  Preparations are in high gear for that, as well as some after school action getting the backdrop ready for our musical next week.  Here are some things that happened in February to catch everyone up:

Kinder Neutral Color Owl Paintings: If you missed them in the hallway, check out the complete gallery here on Artsonia!

1st Grade Dinosaur Sculptures & Habitats: A favorite clay project!

2nd Grade Clay Flower Bowls: an extension of our 2-D O'Keeffe flower painting project!

3rd Grade Matisse Goldfish Paintings: Sneak peek of art that will be in our school-wide art show next month!

4th Grade Aboriginal Dot Paintings: with native Texan animal silhouettes!

5th Grade Perspective and Space Drawings: check out their amazing drawing skills!

Monday, February 8, 2016

March 4th For Peace banners

 Art students and Zilker staff had a great time painting banners for our upcoming Peace March on March 4th.  This was part of our Family Night at Zilker on February 4th,  supporting healthy living and our annual Library Book Fair.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A.I.S.D. 2016 Student Art Show

 If you can, please stop by AISD's Performing Arts Center to check out the amazing art by several Zilker artists.  Art from all AISD schools will be on view from January 31 - February 16, and the hours are noted below.  It is always inspiring to see all of the art created by students in our district.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Garden Mural Finished!

 We are finished!  Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students have been working on these Pop Art paintings since April last semester.  They are now installed in our community garden.  Stop by and check them out in person - the detail is incredible!  I am so proud of my panther artists! Extra thanks goes out to my fifth grade interns, pictured below, who helped me install the painted boards on top of the existing fence!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Primary Colors and Mondrian

Kinder art students are studying the element of color in art class.  We started by looking at the artist Piet Mondrian, and watched this fun video that shows many of the Dutch artist's artworks:


Students then chose different sizes of rectangles and squares in the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.  Students arranged and glued the shapes to their white papers. The only thing missing were the black lines!  Instead of drawing or painting the lines on, students printed them with pieces of cardboard and thick tempera paint. A new and fun way to add lines!

Check out the finished artwork here on Artsonia, our online student art museum!