• Welcome, Mr. Cardona!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 3/14/2019

    This semester we are fortunate enough to have Mr. Cardona join us in the art room! He is currently attending the U of A and completing his student teaching with Mrs. Teran and I. The students have really been enjoying getting to know and work with Mr. Cardona. He is sharing his extensive knowledge in ceramics with us as well! After spring break he will be implementing some new lessons that we are all very excited about! Expect to see lego homes that incorporate arcitecture and STEM elements, monster creations, and more! 

    Learning to throw a pot

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  • Art Room Updates!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 10/16/2018

    K-5 students have been very busy in the art room! Recently artists had the opportunity to display their artwork at the Town of Oro Valley board meeting. All K-5 students have been brainstorming, sketching, planning, and helping construct our mural! Mrs. Teran has a mural planning committee that meets at lunch to plan out the next phases of the mural. Mrs. Hitt's art club has been prepping the wood for painting. We are so excited to see the finished product! Follow us on Instagram to see updates! 

    Have you seen those cool ideas on Pinterest about decorating school restrooms with positive messages? Elementary art club has decided to bring this to Wilson! We are finishing up the planning phase and will soon begin this project in both the elementary and middle school restrooms. 

    As always, we LOVE volunteers in the art room! Please let us know if you are interested!

     

    Oro Valley Art Display Mural

    https://instagram.com/mrshittsartroom?r=nametag

    Instagram

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  • Art Club 2018-2019

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 8/23/2018

     

    Art club will be offered to 4th and 5th grade students this year. The focus will be on community art. We will learn how art can brighten and inspire a community. Students will learn mural making techniques. We will learn how to plan for and construct art on a large scale. They will have the opportunity to work on a school mural that students will be able to enjoy for many years along with several other projects! Club size will be limited to 15 students. If more than 15 show interest a lottery system will be used to select participants. Please turn in your slip to the art room by August 31st. Parents will be emailed to verify their child’s participation. We will meet on Thursdays 2:20-3:20 in the art room beginning September 6th. A club fee of $20/child will be collected to cover materials. Please bring this on September 6th. Checks can be made out to Wilson K-8, make sure to include your child’s school identification number in the memo portion of the check. Students will need to be picked up promptly at 3:20, unless they will be going to PAL. I will walk students to the parent pick up area at 3:20. If you have any questions please contact me at ahitt@amphi.com. I look forward to working with your child!

     

    Sign Up Form

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  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 8/2/2018

    Elementary Art with Mrs. Hitt and Mrs. Teran at Wilson School

     

    As we begin the 2018-19 school year there is much to be grateful for and excited about!  We are so fortunate to be able to continue our art classes thanks to all of the caring parents who have made this possible by continuing to support our programs and public education.   We are super excited to begin the year with Mrs. Hitt who will be teaching grades K-2, and Mrs. Teran who will be teaching grades 3-5.

     

    The main goal of the art program at Richard B. Wilson K-8 school is for students to discover the many ways art touches our lives every day and for them to realize their own unique artistic abilities.  As we move towards achieving this goal, students will experience lessons that incorporate art production, art history and aesthetics.  Our lessons will also help foster problem solving skills and allow students to explore and experiment as they learn.   Students will be involved in projects that are designed to teach the basic elements and principles of design as well as provide opportunities to learn about artists from different cultures and contexts.   We will explore a variety of techniques and materials including: paint, pastels, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, sculpture etc.

     

    We would like to extend an open invitation to anyone interested in visiting the art room.  The students would love to show you what they are working on.  Parent volunteers are always welcome!  If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 696-5836 or email us at ahitt@amphi.com or bteran@amphi.com.

     

     

    Keep an eye open for our spring art show and the Fine Arts Festival in April.  We will also have other displays throughout the year.  We could also use a few volunteers to help with the Fine Arts Festival, if this is something you would be interested in please let me know via e-mail at bteran@amphi.com or ahitt@amphi.com.

     

    Thank you in advance for the privilege of working with your students.   We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Angela Hitt and Beverly Teran

     

     

    Please save the following items for our creative adventures:

    -Glue sticks , and then more Glue Sticks!! (We use a ton!)

    -small pieces of scrap wood (we need a lot of this; if you have a source I         would be so excited!)

    -large zip-lock bags

    -pencils, black sharpie markers

    -baby wipes

    -paper plates

    -brightly colored copy paper bond paper

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  • Fine Arts Festival

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 5/15/2018

    We had a great time celebrating all the artists at our school! They’ve worked so hard all year, it was nice to take some time to admire their work. Second grade 2nd grade Kindergarten 4th grade

    4th grade Fifth grade First grade Fourth grade Second grade Kinder Festival

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  • Fine Arts Festival!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 4/22/2018 8:05:00 PM

    Tomorrow is our Fine Arts Festival, 4:30-6:30!  Join us to see the fantastic artwork of Wilson students!  In an effort to share even more art with families we’ve started a digital portfolio! This portfolio contains completed work and works in progress. While we make every effort to share each child’s artwork it is impossible to include each piece. Keep checking back for new additions! You will see the link on the left hand side of this page. 

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  • Attention Fourth and Fifth Graders!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 4/4/2018

    Printable: Art Club Form

    Art Club-Jewelry Design and Construction

    Art club will be offered to 4th and 5th grade students during fourth quarter this year. The focus will be on jewelry making. We will learn how to design and construct several styles of jewelry.  We will also integrate the historical and cultural context of jewelry using a systems thinking model. The styles of jewelry that we make will be applicable to both boys and girls. Club size will be limited to 20 students. If more than 20 show interest a lottery system will be used to select participants. Please turn in your slip to the art room by April 6th. Parents will be emailed to verify their child’s participation. We will meet on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in the art room beginning April 11th. A club fee of $10/child will be collected to cover materials. Please bring this on April 11th. Checks can be made out to Wilson K-8, make sure to include your child’s school identification number in the memo portion of the check. Students will need to be picked up promptly at 3:30, unless they will be going to PAL. I will walk students to the parent pick up area at 3:30. If you have any questions please contact me at ahitt@amphi.com. I look forward to working with your child!

    Angela Hitt
    Wilson K-2 Art Teacher


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    Art Club-Jewelry Design and Construction Sign Up
    Please turn in by April 6th

    *Make checks out to Wilson K-8, include student id in the memo portion

    Student’s Name:________________________________________

    Grade/Classroom Teacher:_______________________________

    Child’s School Identification Number:__________________

    How will your child go home? Circle one: parent pick up at 3:30 or PAl

    Parent’s Email Address:_________________________________

    Parent Name/Phone Number:____________________________

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  • Join us at the Wilson Fine Arts Festival!

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 4/4/2018

    Fine Arts Festival

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  • Kindergarten Symmetry and Pointillism Artwork

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 4/4/2018

     

    Kindergarten Artwork

    Symmetry Art

    Kindergarteners began by studying the use of color. They learned “ROYGBV”, the color order of the rainbow. Then we studied symmetry. Students cut out various lines and arranged them symmetrically. If you see a kindergartner ask them to sing you their symmetry song, it’s super fun!

    Pointillism

    Kindergartners learned about Georges Seurat and the development of pointillism. Students selected a stencil and created their own pointillism artwork! They really enjoyed the process.

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  • First Grade Art

    Posted by Angela Hitt on 4/4/2018

     

    First Grade Art

    Continuous Line

    First graders learned about making continuous lines and all the fun shapes that can be created by them! We learned about cityscapes and how we could create our own. Students began by using shapes that they cut out of construction paper and then they added a continuous line for detail! The book Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist was our inspiration.

    Lady Liberty Portraits

    First graders practiced their portraiture skills. They began with guidelines and then applied the elements of proportion. First graders began with a pencil sketch and then they outlined with black markers. To add color they practiced their watercolor painting skills, using wet media paper was key!

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