Welcome to Wilder's 5th Grade Recess Art Club

'A Year of Taking Your Art Skills to the Next Level!' 

We are looking forward to working with your student as we focus on building art skills and expanding art knowledge. The class will include a 16-week curriculum, focusing on artist studies and classical artist skills; culminating in a final project to be specially displayed during the annual Wilder Art Night & Auction. Art Club members will also have a special table at Art Night where they will lead a small, hands-on project!

These classes will take place during your child’s lunch and lunch recess time for that day, 12:10pm – 1:10pm, so please have your students bring a brown bag lunch on all art club dates. Each class will build on the last lesson, so please do your best to attend ALL sessions! There is a one-time $15.00 fee to cover the cost of a sketch book, final piece mounting, and other materials.

We are very excited to offer this program to committed 5th Grade students who are ready to take the next step with their artistic talents.

For more information, please email Jennifer de la Port.


Class Dates and Curriculum


Week 1

Wednesday, October 2nd

Introduction to Sketching


Week 2

Wednesday, October 16th

Upside-Down Sketch


Week 3

Wednesday, October 30th

Introduction to Contour Drawing - Shaping out an Object


Week 4

Wednesday, November 6th

Contour Drawing - Hatch/Cross-Hatch Techniques


Week 5

Wednesday, November 20th

Light and Shadow Study


Week 6

Wednesday, December 4th



Week 7

Wednesday, January 15th

Proportion Study


Week 8

Wednesday, January 29th

Perspective Study


Week 9

Wednesday, February 19th

Proportion and Perspective - One Object


Week 10

Wednesday, March 4th

Proportion and Perspective - Two Object


Week 11

Wednesday, March 18th

Final Piece - Still Life Set Up


Week 12

Wednesday, April 1st

Final Piece - Foundations (How to Shape out Your Objects Using Proportion and Perspective)


Week 13

Wednesday, April 15th

Final Piece - Light Details (Begin Shadow Work)


Week 14

Wednesday, April 29th

Final Piece - Completion


Week 15

Wednesday, May 6th

Final Piece - Final Scan and Signature Style and Placement



Thursday, May 7th

Final Piece Museum Display & Teach Your Techniques Station



Wednesday, May 20th

Certificates & Celebration!