• Dear Gator Families,

    While we are all home and way from school and activities there has never been a better time to Keep Calm and Make Art!

    Art does not have to cost anything to make. You can go outside and collect nature items and build a sculpture or arrange them on the ground and take a photo of them.  But if you would like to create art using more tradtional items (paper, crayons, markers, scissor and glue ) below you can find some fun activites to try. 

    In the days ahead, I will update my website on with some new art activities, art challenges and/or e-learning opportunities.  Please continue to check my website (I will try to update it on Wednesdays) or you can follow me on Twitter @GTE_art.

    For additional ways to create please see my “Kid Friendly Art links” page for websites that have guided drawing lessons and interactive digital activities.   If you would like, take a picture of your work (ask your parents first) and email it to me at Heather.Burdette@humbleisd.net  I would to see it.  Also, click on the the photo gallery Art Distant Learning in Action to see what other Gators Artist have been working during this time And remember…Keep Calm and Make Art!


    As of right now all visual arts events, including the Fine Arts Festival have been cancelled.  For my students who particpated in Rodeo Art, I will try to get your artwork and ribbons back to you as soon as I am able to.  I will do my best to keep my website updated with any new information. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Until then Keep calm and make art!

    WEEK TWO: Art activites:

    Kindergarden, First and Second graders - Enjoy drawing along with MO Willems, the author/illustrator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Visit his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Grab some paper, pencils, pens or crays and expore way of writing and making art.  New episodes are posted each weekday at 12:00p.m. CT.  Each eposide with remain online and can be streamed afterwords. Jusk click on the photo below to go to the website.


    Lunch Doodle with Mo    

    Third, Fourth and Fifth graders - Enjoy drawing along with Jarrett J. Krosczka the author/illustrator of The Lunch Lady Series and many others. Vist his home studio and learn about different ways he draws various characters. Grab some paper and a pencil and maybe a marker. New Videos are posted everyday at 1:00 p.m. Just click on the photo below to go to the website.

    Draw Every Day with JJK       

    WEEK ONE: Art activities

    Kindergarten: Draw a picture of you and your family. Include your pets, too! Add color to your drawing with crayons or markers.  

    1st grade: Read David McKee’s Book Elmer (or ask your parents if you can watch this read-a-loud of the book Click Here  Draw a picture of Elmer the Elephant and his friends in a parade.  Think about all of the different patterns you could create on each elephant, color it in with crayons or markers.

    2nd grade: Draw a still life picture of items in your home. Make an arrangement of: toys, books, your shoes, a trophy, kitchen cups and plates (the plate could have food on it), etc. and draw what you see. Color your picture in with crayons, markers or colored pencils. It’s harder than you think! Challenge yourself and fill the page!

    3rd grade: Draw a picture of your room or a favorite room in your house. Add lots of detail and color it in with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Take it a step further…get a shoe box and create a room inside the box. Use items you can find around your house; cardboard, paper, scraps of fabric (ask your parents first, of course), yarn, glue, scissors…to create the furniture and items in the room. Think about scale (how big something is compared to something else).

    4th grade: The Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci was not only an artist but an inventor.  Come up with an invention that would take care of a common chore. For example, washing the dishes, doing your homework, taking out the trash or making the bed.  Draw what the new invention might look like.

    5th grade: Draw a picture of someone you admire. Think of someone in your life that means a lot to you. Draw a picture of them and add color with crayons or markers or colored pencils if you have them. Take it a step further; write about why this person is important to you. Share it with them and let them know how much you admire them.