MR. ANDRZEJCZAK'S ART ROOM

Welcome to art! This is the place to find information pertaining to Mural Club, art shows, and remote learning.

 

HOW TO SHARE ARTWORK DURING QUARENTINE

I would love to see any projects completed at home! To share work, feel free to email me images as well as any kind of artist statement!

candrzejczak@dcsdk12.org

Another great way to share artwork is through Artsonia.com's mobile app. Use the link below to find a tutorial on how to upload work with "Classroom Mode":

https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/docs/videos.asp?id=Classroom+Mode+-+Students

Please contact me if you need classroom codes resent to emails on Bear Canyon's list. All projects can be uploaded under "Projects From Home".

 

REMOTE LEARNING

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 20, 2020

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 20, 2020

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 19, 2020

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 19, 2020

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 15, 2020

Do to technical issues, I was unable to record the second part of our video series today. Please use this video instead:

-video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 15, 2020

Complete today's BrainPop assignment.

-BrainPop Link

-Classroom Code: wire5508

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 14, 2020

Video was cut short.

Artist's Prompt: Draw some kind of design on a rigid piece of cardboard. Use glue to make an even coat over all lines drawn. Let glue dry for more steps tomorrow.

Supplies Needed: Cardboard, drawing tool, and glue

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

January 5 - June 13, 2026

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 13, 2020

This short video shows one way to doodle. I hope you find it relaxing and inspiring! Spend some time making a drawing WITHOUT a plan!

-video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 13, 2020

Use supplies found throughout your house to create a collage hamburger. Only glue things that are appropriate for art making! Use the link to view examples:

-link

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 12, 2020

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 12, 2020

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 8, 2020

Butterfly Project Day 4:
-Finish Coloring

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 8, 2020

Spend some time today reviewing any of the techniques we have gone over this week. The goal for today is to spend some time doodling or creating Zentangle drawings. Try to use this this time to relax!

-video

-Zentangle examples

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 7, 2020

Butterfly Project Day 3:

-video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 7, 2020

Zentangle Day 3:

-video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 6, 2020

Butterfly Project Day 2:

-video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 6,  2020

Zentangle Day  2:

-video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 5, 2020

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 5, 2020

Try out our first drawing for the Remote Learning Zentangle Unit!

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 1, 2020

Log into BrainPop using this classroom code: den1404

-Watch short video

-Complete optional quiz

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

May 1, 2020

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 30, 2020

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 30, 2020

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 29, 2020

Today, we are creating a landscape using geometric and organic shapes! Follow  along  with the video to create a  landscape of your own!

-Video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April  29, 2020

Taj Mahal Drawing Day 4:

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 28, 2020

Follow along with this video to create a geometric robot of your own!

-Video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 28, 2020

Taj Mahal Day 3:

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 24, 2020

Test what you know about cubism! To access the BrainPop art class, use the following code: den1404

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 24, 2020

Day two of Taj Mahal Project.

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 23, 2020

Today's challenge is to create a Cubism Teddy Bear!

Use the following link to review information regarding Pablo Picasso (the artist whom this project is inspired by)

-Video 1

Follow along with this video to create the project:

-Video 2

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 23, 2020

Join me for the next few days while I show you steps for drawing the world-famous Taj Mahal!

Required Materials:

-Ruler

-Pencil

-Paper that is at least 8''x10''

-Video for Lesson # 1

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 22, 2020

Spend some time creating a giraffe with your shoe! I hope you enjoy today's art challenge!

-Lesson Plan

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 22, 2020

Try making your own rotational symmetry masterpiece! Use the worksheet as a template. This video will show you the steps and techniques needed for today's art challenge:

-Worksheet

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 21, 2020

Create woven paper animals using the skills you learned on Thursday's lesson! Please share any results!

-Lesson Plan

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 21, 2020

Use this link to review rotational symmetry:

Link

To explore rotational symmetry in the "Symmetry Artist" tool, use the following instructions:

-Select which rotational order you want under the "Rotation Symmetry" heading.

-Have fun trying out different designs!

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 16, 2020

Spend some time weaving on this snowy day! Find links below for step-by-step instructions. For additional help, check out this short video!

-Step-by-Step Instruction

-Short Video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 16, 2020

Get outside and make something in the snow! This can be anything from creative snow people to drawings in the snow. It is ups to you! make sure to wear warm clothes and to be safe!

Please share any results and have fun!

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 15, 2020

Try making an abstract animal inspired by Piet Mondrian! Start by drawing your favorite animal. Make sure to leave space inside of your animal to be filled with Mondrian's patterns. Remember to use heavy horizontal and vertical lines. Some rectangles and squares can remain white!

Please share any results!

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 15, 2020

Symmetry is one of those things in art that can never truly be perfected. Spend some time today practicing by completing these worksheets:

-Worksheets

Please share any results!

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 14, 2020

Do you remember Piet Mondrian? He was an artist who loved to use squares, rectangles, and the primary colors. Are squares and rectangles organic or geometric? Do you know the primary colors?

Try making your own Piet Mondrian composition with this coloring sheet:

Coloring Sheet

Short Video

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 14, 2020

Spend some time today reviewing reflective symmetry. Reflection Symmetry (sometimes called Line Symmetry or Mirror Symmetry) is easy to see, because one half is the reflection of the other half. 

Get involved with creating your own reflective art by using this online application:

-Symmetry Artist

Please print and share any finished work!

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 10, 2020

Find a variety of objects around the house to create a face! Use lots of colors, patterns, and lines. Try to fill in the whole picture!

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 10, 2020

Try making a recycled art sculpture! Find objects around your house and create a sculpture. If you have any questions or need help with any concepts, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 9, 2020

It is time to break out the paints! If you do not have access to paints, this project can also be done as a drawing. Do you remember how to take care of Mr. Brush?

Link

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 9, 2020

The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Check out this great lesson and video to learn more!

Link to Lesson

Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 8, 2020

Joan Miro is one of the World's most famous abstract artists. He loved using primary colors plus green and black. You can see these colors in many of his pieces.

Use this link to learn how to paint like Miro!

Link

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 8, 2020

The Kindness Rocks Project is a great way to "spread kindness like confetti". The purpose of this project is to make connections in our community and to lift spirits by painting a rock and adding a message. These rocks can be left in easy to find places in your neighborhood or community for others to find. This small act of kindness can make a big difference. Spend some time to fill our community with Kindness Rocks!

-Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 7, 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today's art activity is a color wheel scavenger hunt! Do you remember the colors of the rainbow? What colors do you know how to make?

Use the link below for examples:

Link

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 7. 2020

Have you ever been inspired by the design of a character from a game or film? Try coming up with a new character!

-3 thumbnails

-1 rough draft

-1 final

An existing character might be a good place to start when coming up with ideas. During your thumbnail stage, "steal" parts of characters you are inspired by. You can also start by choosing a genre or time period.

For an extra challenge, try drawing the character from different angles!

-Additional Examples

-Helpful Video

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 3, 2020

I hope these plump pups bring you joy on this beautiful Friday!

🎨 Nakamura Hōchū (Japanese, died 1819). Kōrin Painting Manual, after 1826 (reprinted posthumously). Woodblock printed book in two volumes (orihon, accordion-style); ink and color on paper.

For a bonus art activity draw, paint, or sculpt your family dog (or pet).

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 3, 2020

French painter Paul Cezanne painted the artwork shown: The Basket of Apples in 1895. Go to your kitchen and look for some food that you could use for your own still life drawing or painting. What else could you put in your still life? In Cezanne's painting he also had fabric, a basket, a bowl, and a bottle. Look at how Cezanne put shadows in his painting. The video here shows a basic shading technique for showing how light hits an object. Now you can create your own still life drawing or painting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZGcp7fnnLY

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 2, 2020

Watch a short video about WASSILY KANDINSKY, Russian painter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXcAkgPKDxc

Then check out the second website for activities. https://www.momfessionals.com/2020/03/wassily-kandinsky-art.html There is a painting option and collage option for the project depending on the materials that students have at home.

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 2, 2020

Watch a short video about WASSILY KANDINSKY, Russian painter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7d6zscZF5I

After watching the video, listen to music while creating a painting or drawing.

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 1, 2020

Family portraits have a long history. Look at some of these famous examples. Try and draw your family in your own style!
You can use crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint or any other material you like.

-Example shown: The Royal Family By Franz Xavier Winterhalter

-Additional examples

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

April 1, 2020

Spend some time exploring the work of George Rodrigue! Inspired by his little dog Tiffani, he painted his first blue dog with yellow eyes in 1980.
Look at his paintings below and then make your own "Blue Dog" picture.
You can change the setting, add props or costumes, change the color, or kind of animal if you wish.
Get creative!

-Examples

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 31, 2020

Use the link below to create your own rainbow zebra!

-Link

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3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 31, 2020

MOMA has some of the most iconic art of all art history. This links connects you to the kid pages at MOMA. Please spend some time exploring!

www.moma.org/interactives/destination/

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 30, 2020

Collage- What is a collage? 

A collage is artwork that uses different materials that are ripped or cut and then glued to a piece of paper. These materials can be: Colored papers, news paper, pictures, photos, old book pages, really anything that can be cut up and overlapped.

  • Artist Prompt: Create a collage by cutting or ripping paper. Fill an entire piece of paper with the ripped up pieces. Glue them down, if possible. Once dry draw your favorite animal or a cool building on top of the collage paper. 

  • Supplies needed: Piece of paper to glue ripped up papers to, scissors (I just rip with my hands), glue stick or bottle, pencil to draw on top of the collage, sharpie to go over the pencil, any type of coloring supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, water color)

  • Additional Examples

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 30, 2020

The Box- it is important for artists to understand form (3D Shapes) and depth (making a square be 3D). To capture these two art concepts, we will draw a 3D box with objects pouring out. The idea is that the box is the space we are in right now as we are quarantined and the objects are things that we love and adore.

  • Artist Prompt: Create a 3D box opening and 3 - 4 objects coming out of it. Pick objects you love; rainbows, ninjas, kitties, FOOD, so on. Please make sure to OVERLAP! Erase that lines to make things look like 1 object is in front of or behind the other.

  • Supplies needed: Piece of paper any size or color, ruler (if you want your lines straight), pencil, sharpie, coloring supplies (whatever you may have)

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 27, 2020

Try out this creativity "test"! Start by printing out the attached worksheet. If you do not have a printer, draw at least nine different scribbles on a sheet of paper similar to the examples shown. What fun things can you turn your lines into? Please share any results!

Worksheet

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 27, 2020

Found Object- A found object is just that, an object of the "everyday" that is found and incorporated into making art! 

  • Artist Prompt: I am really testing your abilities here! Your job is to find objects and create a crown. Make sure that the crown can fit on your head. The task at hand sounds simple, however once you start to build and create you may realize the difficulties to come. The crown cannot be made from just paper it has to include objects. DO NOT RUIN YOUR STUFF (so do not glue a fork to your crown, find a different way to attach it). It only has to stay together long enough to take a picture.

  • Supplies needed: Found objects, tie them, glue them, fold them, CONNECT IT ALL SOME HOW

  • Examples

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 26, 2020

Drawing Germs- What is a germ Mr. A? A germ is this tiny little yucky blob that can live anywhere. We want to make sure we are safe from bacteria by washing our hands!

  • Artist Prompt: Today I want you to watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMbCZfb5k3M

  • Then draw what you think a germ may look like!

  • Supplies needed: Pencil, paper or whatever you have, something to color in with

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 26, 2020

Found Object- A found object is just that, an object of the "everyday" that is found and incorporated into making art! 

  • Artist Prompt: Create a piece of art that interacts with a found object. You may use multiple objects and draw multiple things interacting with the object. Make it crazy and NOT simple. You guys know what I expect and know when something is super easy! (The examples below are SUPER SIMPLE, this is just to show you some ideas or make them better)

  • Supplies needed: Piece of paper any size or color, found object or objects, pencil, sharpie, coloring supplies (whatever you may have)

  • Link for additional examples

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 25, 2020

Check out this video on how to make a surprise puppet drawing!

Link to video

As an extra step, try to create a new surprise puppet. What fun things can you imagine popping out of your drawing? I would love to see any creations! Please share your art with me through email or upload through the Artsonia Mobile App!

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 25, 2020

Create a poster for your room, or to hang in your window at home for others to see, that can show kindness and hope. See the handout below for some ideas on what kind of materials and symbols you could use.

Link

I would love to see any creations! Please share your art with me through email or upload through the Artsonia Mobile App!

K-2 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 24, 2020

Create some amazing origami pieces!!

Origami Resource Center: Know When to Fold

If you participate, please share your art with me at candrzejczak@dcsdk12.org or through the Artsonia Mobile App.

3-6 DAILY ART CHALLENGE

March 24, 2020

Create your own 8 page sketchbook using 1 sheet of paper!

Materials:
1 sheet of paper

Scissors

When you finish your sketchbook:

  1. Design a sketchbook cover!

  2. Check out these great sketching prompts!

  3. Select at least one topic to draw in your new mini sketchbook!

Tutorial 2 Tutorial 3

If you participate, please share your art with me at candrzejczak@dcsdk12.org or through the Artsonia Mobile App

 

IMPORTANT LINKS AND INFORMATION

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BRAIN POP

Here is where you can find lessons posted in BrainPop.com. Check-in to keep your student involved in art while our school is quarantined.

Classroom Codes:

K-2 Art 2020= den1404

3-6 Art 2020= wire5508

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ARTSONIA

This website allows parents and family to view art online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork. Use the mobile app to upload work from home!

ART SHOWS

Dear DCSD Community ,

Since DCSD has switched to remote learning for the remainder of the school year, we are sad to announce that the 2020 DCSD K-12 Art Show has officially been cancelled. 


However, even though we are unable to display artwork at Park Meadows, the Art Show Committee still wishes to showcase the incredible talent and exceptional hard work from your students. These are trying times. Now, more than ever, celebrating creative achievement can remind students (and ourselves) how art enriches our lives and our community.


Which is why we have been hard at work to develop a digital solution. Starting Monday, April 20, we will begin displaying student artwork on the DCSD website and across social media. We hope you and your students will join us in celebrating the joys of visual art. 


Criteria

There are no requirements to participate and no strict parameters on materials. The show is open to DCSD students only.


Submission

Using the form link below, students may submit their own work, or you may submit it on their behalf. Please upload a high-quality picture of the artwork using your DCSD email address. Entries are due by noon on Friday of each week. Students may enter once a week.


Digital Gallery

Each Monday, the Art Show Committee will select five submissions from each school level: elementary, middle school, and high school. The selected artwork will be displayed in a digital gallery at www.dcsdk12.org/artshow


If you have questions, you may email us at k12artshowcommittee@dcsdk12.org


Thank you,

Your Art Show Commitee

Artwork Upload Form

Supplemental Letter to Families With Upload Instructions 

MASTER SCHEDULE

Here is a link to the Master Schedule:

 

MR. ANDRZEJCZAK'S BIO

Hello! My name is Cameron Andrzejczak and I am very excited for my 3rd year here at Bear Canyon Elementary as the K-6 visual arts teacher! I have grown as an educator and artist each year I have been here. Through activities such as drawing, illustration, painting, sculpting, ceramics, printmaking, and so on, I hope to inspire and spark a life long interest and appreciation of the arts in each my students. I graduated from Western Colorado University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2017. I enjoy working in many different mediums which translates into my classroom projects.