Welcome to the Hampton Elementary Art Page!



 Our wonderful artists are creating some fantastic work this year! 

Be sure to check out the displays around the school and on the website - Click on "Hampton Gallery" below.



Everything I Needed To Know I Learned in the Art Room

By Shawn Costello

* Never say anything unkind about something a classmate has created.

* Don't hog all the colors.

* A picture is more interesting with contrast, movement and different points of view, so is life.

* Be kind to yourself if all your pictures don't turn out, it happens to all artists.

* Your most patient model is the one in the mirror...Learn from looking at yourself and be patient.

* Say it with paper pop-ups, folded books, or little pasted pictures, making something for someone else can be a holy act - do it often.

* Keep an open mind about different kinds of art...something unforeseen may become part of your expression some day.

* Purple houses, pink grass...there's no right or wrong to color your picture. Honor your creative voice. It's what makes you unique.

* Take a rest or a break during a project, solutions become more clear, ideas can grow.

* Paint from the heart. It will show and others will sense it.

All of your student's artwork will be sent home at the end of the year in a portfolio.  This helps to ensure that all artwork makes it home and the artwork is kept flat and will be transported home nicely.  I will also be displaying much of the artwork throughout the building for students, staff and parents to enjoy throughout the year.  I will also be posting pictures of art projects we work on in the Hampton online gallery!  See the link below.  Check back regularly to see the wonderful art the students at Hampton produce!  Hampton will also be participating in the district wide art show at the administration building.  The show will be from March 5th - 9th.  

Thank you!

Hollie Dooley


Hampton Gallery