Oakcrest Intermediate School

Skip to main content
District Home

Art

Oakcrest Intermediate Art

 

 

Holly Ellis - 5th & 6th Art + Yearbook

 hollyellis@tomballisd.net

Samantha Calkins - 5th & 6th Art (morning)

 samanthacalkins@tomballisd.net

Laura Mize - 6th Art (afternoon)

 lauradehaymize@tomballisd.net

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF ART:  ART IS HEALTHY! 


That’s right! Exercising your creativity is lots of fun and also so good for your health! 

Mental health benefits of ART are for EVERYONE!

  • Art relieves stress!
  • Art helps encourage creative thinking!
  • Art helps to boost self-esteem offering a sense of self-accomplishment!
  • Art encourages healthy brain activity!

Essentially, creativity provides a healthy distraction from everyday stress. Art provides problem solving skills so you can come up with your own type of solutions and further stimulate your brain with creative thinking. Also, viewing and creating artwork increases empathy and critical thinking skills in everyone!

 

ABOUT 6th GRADE FINE ARTS ELECTIVE 

6th Grade Art Slideshow: https://goo.gl/aQ6AmM 



WHAT KIND OF ART WILL I DO?


I
n 6th grade art, we dive deeper into developing knowledge of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design and how to apply them more vigorously into each project. We will excel drawing skills, color theory, sculpture, printmaking, and painting techniques. We also experiment with recycled materials, and keep a sketchbook for practice and inspiration. We meet every day in 6th grade, so you will have more time to work on each project. You will be able to time manage, work at your own pace, but keep deadlines.

 

HOW DO I GET GRADED IN ART?

6th grade art receives NUMERIC GRADES. Students will have daily participation grades for checkpoints of projects, and a grading rubric will be used for goal setting and major grade projects!

Art is not graded on talent, it is about the process, not the product.

 Learning new techniques with advanced materials and pushing your art to its fullest is how you pass the class!  Less Talk, More Art!


HOW MUCH WILL ART COST?

Each art student is required to pay a $15 fee for art and purchase a sketchbook. This fee will go towards specialized art supplies for advanced projects. All other supplies will be provided by the school or donated.

 

 

ART CONTEST OPPORTUNITIES!

6th grade art students gain more opportunities for art contests during the year!  
 
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Junior Vase
  • OIS 2020 "Artrageous" Art Show
  • Local art exhibits in the community
  • Local contest opportunities - TBD
  • Tomball ISD Fine Arts Festival 2020

 

YOUR FUTURE IN ART:

More art related jobs are projected to be in the future U.S. economy than in any other discipline! Art is contagious, it spawns individual creativity. Art is our youth’s future! Why wait? Join us and start your creative journey in OIS 6th grade ART next year!

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit the teacher website for more important information about 5th and 6th grade art.