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Why Art?

Art is extremely beneficial to child development. Art uses all the senses, encompasses all other content areas, and builds problem-solving skills. Studies have proven that there is a verifiable correlation between academic success and the study of the arts. On that note, I encourage you to ask your child about their artwork and encourage them to make art on their own.


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APS's Art is Elementary

Twelve (12) pieces of art work from our students  were chosen for "Art Is Elementary," APS district art show. We celebrate these students, and all our students, for their hard work and enjoyment of Art during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Congratulations to all of you!

2019-2020 Art Teacher
Carrie Sanchez Art Teacher

Art by the Month

Types of lines

Line Objectives


K - 1st Grade Line Art Work


2nd - 3rd Grade Line Art Work- Mehndi Hands

line designs

4th -5th Grade Line Art Work- Zentangles

white board

Basic Shapes Learning Objectives

paper robots

K-1 Geometric-shaped, Symmetric Robots

paper art

2-3 Henri Matisse Inspired Collages


4th - 5th M.C. Escher Inspired Tessellations

paintings of donuts, ice cream cones, and 3-layer cake

Applied Shapes Learning Objectives

donutsK-1 Wayne Theibaud Inspired Donuts Prints

ice cream cones2-3 Wayne Theibaud Inspired Delicious Drawings

3-tiered cake4-5 Wayne Theibaud Inspired Sliced Cake

white board

New Mexico Learning Objectives

white board

Art Rubrics

Fall leaves

K-1 NM Leaves

autumn leaves on trees

2-3 NM Leaves on Trees


[4-5 combining this lesson with Oct. Fall project]

white board

Landscape Learning Objectives

hot air balloons

K-1 New Mexico Hot Air Balloons

art work

2-3 New Mexico Starry Night


[4-5 combining this lesson with Oct. Fall project]

2 pictures of Autumn sights

Learning Objectives for Fall Lesson


K-1 NM Pumpkins

Victorian Houses

2-3 NM Victorian Houses

Paintings of a parody on The Scream

4-5 The Scream Parody

Cat   Pig in The Scream paintings

4-5 A Cat and A Pig in The Scream Parody with a New Mexican setting

Primary Color Mobiles

Primary & Secondary Color Mobiles

All mobiles were so beautiful students took them home as soon as they finished them!

Colorful Geometric Color Patterns

Geometric Colors Learning Objectives

Color Symmetry

3-4 Geometric Color Symmetry


K-1 and 4-5: Mobiles were so beautiful they took them home as soon as they finished them!

greenware clay

Learning ObjectivesTin Work Learning Objectives

Hand imprints in tinK-1 Hand Imprints in Tin

Hearts in Tin2-3 Hearts in Tin

Words   PicturesArtist Trading Cards Learning Objectives

City skylines

2-3 City Scapes

February s learning objectives

Learning from Famous Artists


STEM-Human Body-Art

colored body outlines

K-1 Body Movement

Sandra Silberzweig Portraits

2-3 Sandra Silberzweig Self-Portraits

Mannequin Study

4-5 Mannequin Study