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Art Schedule:
9:25 - 10:05 - 5th Grade
10:05 - 10:45 - 4th Grade
10:50 - 11:30 - 6th Grade
11:30 - 11:50 - AM Kindergarten
1:00 - 1:40 - 1st
1:45 - 2:25 - 2nd
2:30 - 3:10 - 3rd
3:10 - 3:50 - Full Day Kindergarten/3:30 - 3:50 PM Kindergarten

Sheryl Miess - Art

Phone: 303-387-6600

E-Mail: slmiess@dcsdk12.org

See page below for my "About Me" Profile!

Canvas & Cookies and Art Camps


Please join in on the holiday fun by painting Snoopy and Woodstock at Canvas & Cookies on Friday, December 1, from 6-8 p.m. in the art room. All grades are welcome and students from any school can participate. Parents don't have to stay, but they can come help their child or paint their own canvas if they'd like to join us. The cost for each painter is $25. Hope to see you there! Click the link below to register:
Snoopy Dec. 1 Canvas & Cookies Registration
To make the evening run smoothly, please remember to bring the $25 registration fee (cash, credit, or check) for each painter the night of the class, or your child will not be permitted to paint. Also, you will need to walk in with your child and sign them in for the class. Please do not show up for the class any earlier than 5:45 (for a 6:00 class), and walk your child into the building for check-in. 
Check-in will be just inside the door. Parents do not need to stay unless they are registered to paint with us. If you are no longer able to join us, please understand that you will still be charged for the class because we have to purchase the materials ahead of time (unless you have someone who can take your spot(s)). Let me know if you are unable to make it, as we do sometimes have people on the waiting list. 

Summer Art Camps! 
Please join us in making some fantastically fun clay creations this summer! The clay camp session will be every other day over a two week span (to allow the clay time to dry and be fired before it is glazed). Classes will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m on June 12, 14, 16, 20 and 22 (the first week is M,W,F and the second week is T,TH). Students of all grades and schools are welcome, and they will come home with several finished clay pieces after the two week time-frame! We will be creating new fun pieces and learning more about the techniques of pinch pot, slab, coil, scoring and slipping, and glazing. The $75 cost for the class covers all supplies & materials, room rental, insurance, etc. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check (made out to Sheryl Miess) or credit card and must be received by Friday, May 19. 
Help to make Sand Creek a work of art by joining us for this very popular summer camp! In past summers we have worked together to create murals for the school walls, paint scenes on the front windows for all to see, paint stools in the art room, create works of art on the ceiling tiles, and more! This summer we will continue with some of our favorite activities and add in new ideas to brighten up the school as well! The camp will take place from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, the week of June 12-16. This class is for those who will be in third grade and up next school year, and students are welcome from any school. The fee for the class is $95 and covers the cost of all supplies & materials, room rental, insurance, etc. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check (made out to Sheryl Miess) or credit card and must be received by Friday, May 19.  
Please join us in creating some amazing paper mache sculptures this summer! The paper mache camp session will be every other day over a two week span (to allow the paper mache to dry before it is painted). Classes will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m on June 13, 15, 19, 21 and 23 (the first week is T,TH and the second week is M,W,F). Students of all grades and schools are welcome, and they will come home with several finished paper mache pieces after the two week time-frame! The $75 cost for the class covers all supplies & materials, room rental, insurance, etc. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check (made out to Sheryl Miess) or credit card and must be received by Friday, May 19.  
We have a brand-new summer camp and it's going to be awesome! We'll be combining science and art to create some unique and cool activities and artworks! Get ready for some wacky, messy, mind-blowing indoor and outdoor fun! The camp will take place from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, the week of June 19-23. This class is for students in all grades, and children are welcome from any school. The fee for the class is $95 and covers the cost of all supplies & materials, room rental, insurance, etc. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check (made out to Sheryl Miess) or credit card and must be received by Friday, May 19.

Kindergarten News

Full day kindergarteners will come for 40 minutes every day for one week, and half day kindergarteners will come for 20 minutes a day during their art weeks. The first few weeks, they will be learning all about the adventures to be had in art this year! We will start out with a collaborative project related to one of my favorite picture books, I 'Aint Gonna Paint No More.

Second Grade News

Second graders will be learning about the art of Gustav Klimt, especially the famous mural, "Tree of Life". They will draw their own Tree of Life art and will be adding patterns and color...especially gold! 

Fourth Grade News

Fourth graders will be studying the work of artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her close-up flowers and colorful landscapes. They will work on using observation to notice the little details of what they're trying to draw and then bringing those details up close and personal. They will be creating their own O'Keeffe inspired flowers. 

Classroom News

Please join us for this wonderful night of art appreciation! Thursday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the gym. 


First Grade News

First graders will create some beautiful and colorful rooster drawings. These drawings emphasize shape and line and are colored in with oil pastels. It's fun to see all of the different personalities that shine through in these fun roosters. 


Third Grade News

Third graders will be learning about the very famous Vincent Van Gogh. We will be studying his Starry Night painting and students will be making their own replica of the swirly scene. 

Fifth Grade News

Fifth graders will be learning about how line and pattern affect movement in art. They will use concave and convex lines to show three-dimensional form within a flat surface. They will also be working on using shading to create shape in their radial designs. 

Sixth Grade News

Sixth graders will be designing beautiful Banyan Tree drawings. They will learn about mixing and blending colors to complete this assignment. 

Important Announcements

Please support our art program through Artsonia! 
As many of you know, we receive no funding for our art program other than through fundraising efforts. Because Artsonia has been such a success for our school, I have decided not to do our Original Works fundraiser this year and will instead focus on generating funds through the Artsonia orders. Last year we were ranked #1 in the state in funds earned. Keep up those orders!!

For those of you who don't know about Artsonia yet, I display every child's artwork in www.artsonia.com, the world's largest online student art museum. I will email every parent who has not yet signed up (with an email on file with the school) an invitation to open your child's Artsonia account. Please locate this email to activate the account (or let me know if you need to have it emailed to you again). Once activated, you can view all of your child's artwork during the year, you can invite family and friends to be members of your child's "Fan Club", fan club members can write positive comments to your child about his/her artwork, your child can write artist's statements, and you can order products using any artwork your child has made. This program has many benefits and I'm very excited to be using it this year! Some of those benefits are: 
Boost students’ pride and self esteem: Repeatedly, participating teachers talk about the increased pride and self esteem their students feel after participating in Artsonia. Viewing their own creations in an online museum, students are putting forth extra effort in the art room, knowing it will be posted for all their friends and family to appreciate.

Increase parental and family involvement in students’ education: Parents and family members take a much more active role in their child’s art education by viewing the artwork online, joining the child’s fan club, and leaving supportive comments in the artist guestbook. This feedback from family, especially relatives who may not live nearby, is priceless in the development of the child’s artistic confidence.

Integrate technology into the classroom: Teachers and students engage in classroom art projects, and publish their artwork in an online art gallery. The technical literacy of viewing artwork online, tracking artists own statistics online, leaving other comments for friends, etc, provides a technology experience for students that stays within a safe, educational environment.

School rankings and honors for art program: Each year, Artsonia highlights and honors top participating schools and art programs. The awards are based on both technology integration and community involvement. 

Financial support for art program: After the student artwork is published online, the parents and family may purchase keepsakes from the museum with the child’s artwork imprinted on it, and 20% of the revenue is commissioned back to the school art program.

Please activate your child's account today! If you are an apple user, there is also an Artsonia app for your iPhone or iPad that is very handy. If you have any questions, please let me know!






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