Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road Fort Collins CO 80528
Phone: 970-488-5300 Fax: 970-488-5306 Attendance: 970-488-5310


Specials News ~ Art

We have a couple of traditions in the Bacon
Art Room. One is the beginning of the year
self-portrait that all students in the school
draw. You won’t see these until your
student is in 5th grade or if you are moving
to another school (if you know that you’ll
be moving, please let me know so I can round up all your student’s
artwork). I keep all the self-portraits in a file cabinet in the art room, and I
love showing off the growth in ability from year to year. The second
tradition is the “Loved One’s Wrap-Up”. During the year, I save all
students artwork in boxes that live on top of my cabinets until the week
before Mother’s Day. This serves a couple of purposes, 1: I can choose
from more of a selection for art shows and 2: all the artwork comes home
together, safely, and is super special. Your students should be able to tell
or show you what they’ve been working on in the art room; the most
important thing is to talk with your artist about what they’re working on
or come and look at the displays in the main floor halls.

There will be a few community art show opportunities this year. The
Creative Endeavors art show will be at the Fort Collins Mall this Fall,
details are still pending. The SuperArt show will be in February. This
show is at the PSD JSSC building and one artist from every school in the
District is chosen to represent their school for an entire year. Our District
Designs & Images art show will be in the spring. The Creative Community
Center celebrates youth art month in March. Last, and most fun, Bacon
3rd graders get to have their own art show at school for two weeks in April
that showcases all their projects. Each 3rd grader will have two, 2D pieces
of art and one, 3D. We will also have a reception to celebrate with family
and friends!

We are going to be continuing the Original Works fundraising program.
More information will be coming to you in November. You will be able to
view every artist’s work in the online art gallery. It’s fun to see the
individual choices made by the students. The ordering this year will be
online with an individual code for your child found on the Dear Family
letter that will come in November; no cash or checks to send to school!
Please remember that these artists always try their best and are learning
more about being an artist with every class; each project incorporates not
only art vocabulary, techniques, supplies, planning, critical thinking skills,
and more, but also includes social aspects about being a member of a
team like sharing, negotiating, conflict resolution and much more.

I’m looking forward to another great year in the art room! Thank you for
supporting the arts and your awesome artists!
Jen Dixon