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Howdy! My name is Vanessa "Jordan" Bridges and I am thrilled to be your Art Teacher here at Timber Creek. I graduated from Texas A&M in December 2013 (whoop!) and started my career in the arts at 19 as sports broadcaster for 12th Man Productions where I made lifelong friends and met my amazing husband, Kyle. After graduation I went into the production industry as a Production Director working on animated shorts. While producing I decided to pursue my passion for art and my love of children. I was blessed to begin my teaching career as an art teacher in 2014 and am beyond blessed to be a part of the Timber Creek family. I look forward to serving our kids and community!

 

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Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Contest

A fun project over the weekend :) Looking for something to do this weekend? Have your child create a bookmark in honor of conflict resolution day. The goal is to have students identify ways to resolve conflicts in non violent ways. Either visit the following website to print out a copy or see the attachment below! Last year Timber Creek had four winners who received prizes.
 
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Honorable Mentions: $10 
 
 
Make sure to turn it in to Mrs. Bridges by Monday, September 25th. Good luck and have fun!

Digital Art Club

Digital Art Club Application Link: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8jwctLMq437livkM6c9x7hT-2cSSa8mlj0tcIQOLGc9uO0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Digital Art Club will meet every Wednesday morning from 7:45am - 8:15am. This club is offered for 4th & 5th grade students ONLY. This club will be an introduction to graphic design and digital art. All art will be created on the COMPUTER and each student will be able to save their work into a digital folder and combine with other students to form a Digital Gallery. There will be 20 students accepted into Digital Art Club due to the number of students the computer lab can hold. If you have signed up after the first 20 students are accepted, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if other students cannot continue with the club. You can register your student using the Google link located on my EDLIO page (link will be available only starting Wednesday, September 6th) at 3:30 pm, but the portal will close or stop accepting entries after the 25th student has registered or until September 8th, 2017 at 11:59PM.

 

After tryouts, students will be notified of club membership via email or paper. Our first Digital Art Club will begin on Wednesday, October 4th, at 7:45am.

*Questions? Feel free to e-mail Mrs. Bridges at vanessabridges@tomballisd.net

Happy Valentine's Day Art Club!
 
Just as a reminder we will be having our Valentine's Day Party in the morning. I will be providing fruit and donuts for the kids, but students are welcome to bring a different snack that they prefer! 
 
While snacking students will be making Valentine's for someone who has impacted their life such as a family member, teacher, loved one, or mentor. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns:
 
Phone Number: (281) 357-3060 EXT. 4670
Email: vanessabridges@tomballisd.net
 

No Art Club Tomorrow!

Good Afternoon Art Club Friends. There will be no Art Club tomorrow, I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you all again next Tuesday! Have a Happy Monday!

Self Portrait Assemblage Sculpture

For the next few weeks Art Club Members will be creating sculptures from regular items around the house that describe them. We will be modeling our sculpture after the work of Pablo Picasso and his Cubist style. Students are encouraged to find toys they enjoy playing with that can easily be added and glued to the base of their sculpture.

I have encouraged members to find a vase, jar, or plastic box to be the base of their sculpture.

If members do not have access to supplies to build their sculpture, I will provide items they may use, but I have encouraged students to rummage around through the junk drawer. The idea behind this project is to incorporate things they love, or things that describe them.

Item Ideas:

  • A small vase
  • Mason Jar
  • Clean tin can
  • Legos
  • Shopkins
  • Birthday Cake Candles
  • Buttons
  • Crayons
  • Old Jewelry

 

I can’t wait to see the amazing designs our kids come up with!

Welcome Spring Art Club

Art Club will meet on Tuesday mornings from 7:55 am – 8:30 am in Mrs. Bridges room. Please be sure you are waiting at the back doors of the cafeteria at 7:55 am so we can get working as soon as possible! Students not present at 7:55 am will not be let in the building and will need to remain with their parent until 8:10am when school doors open. Students may not enter the building before 7:45 am, as there will not be adult supervision.

Spring Art Club Info:

* Spring Art Club Begins: January 10th at 7:55am

* Spring Art Club Last Meeting: March 21st at 7:55am

* Frequent absences will be interpreted as dropping out

I am so blessed to be working with such an amazing group of students and can’t wait to see all the talents each member of Art Club has to offer!

TCES Art Club Christmas Party!

When: Tuesday, December 6th @ 7:55 am

Where: Mrs. Bridges Art Room

What to Bring: A white elephant gift valued at no more than $10

 

We will be doing a breakfast theme, please sign up to bring a small item. Suggestions include: Juice, fruit, milk, donuts, muffins, anything breakfast related. Parents feel free to email me @ vanessabridges@tomballisd.net with anything you would like to contribute.

 

What has already been contributed :

Donuts

Muffins

I will also send students home with an invitation and sign up reminder

 

 

Yearbook Cover Contest!

 

We are looking for Timber Creek Artists to design a custom yearbook cover for our yearbook this year! Make a cover that shows how much you love Timber Creek Elementary!

 

Instructions:

  • All students can participate, K – 5
  • Must have your: name, grade, and teacher on the back in pencil
  • Must be on 9” x 12” paper
  • Must have Timber Creek Elementary in your design
  • Must be student drawn and original
  • Must be given to Mrs. Bridges by November 4th by 4:00 pm
  • Has to have school spirit!

The winner will have their design featured on the cover with their name!

 

Please help create your dream yearbook cover!

Art Club T Shirt Reminder
 

Art Club T Shirts are here!

Due: 9/1/2016 (to get in time for club pictures)

Price: $14.00

Shirts are available in size:

6-8___ 10-12___ 14-16___ Adult Small___ Adult Medium___

Please include a CHECK ONLY in an envelope, along with the order slip, with your child's name on it, to Mrs. Bridges by October 10th!

End of Year in Art

Happy End of the Year! This year in Art has been truly amazing thanks to our wonderful kids and supportive teachers. As a quick reminder students will be receiving their art the 3rd week of May. If you would like, parents may send students with a bag to keep it all together, but I will also have students decorate a large piece of paper that will wrap around their 2D work. 3D work will be passed out separately over the next two weeks. All missing artwork will be in a grade level pile that students may search through at a designated time. Have a happy and safe summer, and thank you for an amazing year!

Yearbook Scedule

As a reminder those student who missed last week. Yearbook has been moved to once a week on Thursdays. There will no longer be yearbook on Tuesdays. See you all on Thursday! 

No Yearbook Club this Week!

Yearbook club will break for the holidays starting December 15th and will resume January 7th! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

No Yearbook Club Thursday 10/29!

Students and parents of yearbook club. Please be advised there will be no Yearbook Club this Thursday, October 29th. Thank you!