homeART #3: Create a super hero


Draw, color, paint, or use collage techniques to create your own super hero.  DUE on your scheduled art day OR by Friday Oct. 5.

Have fun!!

Mrs. Custer


Grade 4: Gesture Drawings

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Schilling’s and Ms. Mohrweiss’s class learned techniques for gesture drawing.  Gesture drawings are quick sketches with little detail.  They work as a warm-up and prepare the artist for a more finished drawing.  We captured figures-in-motion with our gesture drawings.  Can you guess what activity the figures are doing by looking at the gesture drawings?

Mrs. Custer

homeART results from week #1

Way to go Eliana S. from Mrs. Antoncic’s class AND Julia R. from Mrs. Schilling’s class for participating in the very first homeART assignment!!!!!  Assignment #1 was: Draw a self-portrait that shows emotion. 

Remember, homeART:

  • is optional, but I highly encourage you to participate!
  • is weekly.  The most convienient time to turn in your homeART is on your scheduled art day.
  • can be altered. Example: instead of a drawing, you could have done a paper sculpture of a self-portrait! 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Custer


K-6 Students at VRES spent the second week of school designing sketchbooks in their art class.  We’ll use the sketchooks throughout the school year as a place for art ideas, practice, and reflections. 

Our art sketchbooks remain in the art room, but students are encouraged to keep a sketchbook at home too!

Mrs. Custer

First homeART assignment!

*Remember, homeART is OPTIONAL! 

Draw a self portrait showing an emotion (happy, sad, angry, surprised, etc).  Use color!  Bring your finished artwork to Mrs. Custer by Friday, September 21. 

Things to keep in mind: 

  1. You can use any size paper
  2. Make sure you write your name and classroom teacher on your artwork. 
  3. Try your BEST. 
  4. This is done at home!
  5. Questions? click on the “homeART” tab at the top of this blog for further details

Have fun!

Mrs. Custer

Welcome back

Tonight is Back to School night at VRES for grades K-3.  I will be in the media center from 6:30-7:00pm to answer any questions you may have about the art program.  Please feel free to email me at sccuster@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

This sign hangs near my art room door.  I find it appropriate that we all take the time to do these two things per day.

As always, thanks for viewing 🙂

Mrs. Custer

VRES Self-portraits

K-6th grade students at VRES created self-portraits on the first day of art.  Ms. Lopez and I spelled out VRES with the square self-portraits but we still had extra squares!  We made extra banners to hang around the school and we hope you check those out too.

Can’t wait to meet the VRES families at Back to School night tonight!