Art Night

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Art Night 2020 

Home is Where the Art is!


Art Night Co-Chairs:

Amanda Duguid

Alyse Hawkins

Erika Wagner

Contact the Art Night Co-Chairs at:

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Art Week! 

Here’s the drawing video to watch with your participants! 


The winners: 


Emily Whitten

Adam Hricik

Nandini Kapoor

Luke Chumpitazi

Sophia Tang


You’ve each won a $25 gift card to Michael’s to stock up on art supplies! 

(Winners will be contacted by email to arrange for drop off of the gift cards)

Welcome to Art Night 2020: Home is Where the Art is


While Art Night may look a little different this year than past years, we still promise lots of fun! This year, we are pleased to offer our activities all week with both hands-on activities and video performances for your entertainment. We welcome all students K-5 to participate and share their experiences by emailing photos to to be posted to West U PTO’s social media pages all week.*

There will be a raffle draw for those who send their photos. Below, please find a list of all participating vendors with video links to their activities. The links will be active all week so please take your time enjoying each of them. All materials needed will be listed within each section.

In addition, thank you for your support by ordering from Mendocino Farms on Tuesday Dec 1. 20% of proceeds from online orders will be donated to West U PTO. Details can be found here: .


Thank you again and enjoy Art Night!

Art Night Chairs

Amanda Duguid – Alyse Hawkins – Erika Wagner

*To those who do not wish to have their photos shared to social media or participating vendor sites you may still enter the raffle and indicate in your email that you DO NOT wish to share your photo online.



Houston’s own professional ballet company brings you part of their education and community engagement initiative. This initiative is committed to providing high-quality, community-sponsored educational programming to the diverse populations of Houston and its surrounding areas. They are now pleased to offer virtual field trips and live virtual classes as a part of this initiative. For more information please visit their website


Activity: Please enjoy X3: Explore, Extend, Excel! , a high energy music and movement class for everyone! Learn chapter 1 choreography with Lauren and Alex! 


Materials: All you need to do is find a space to move around and enjoy! 


Vivaldi Music Academy seeks to foster confidence and creativity in students of all ages through exceptional musical learning. With locations all over Houston, including West University, Vivaldi offers both private and group lessons as well as early childhood music development. To learn more about their wonderful programs and finding your life-long passion for music, please visit their website.


Activity: Just sit back, relax and enjoy this performance of Ave Maria by Vivaldi’s own voice teacher Rebecca Heath!

Materials:  None needed


The Monart School of Art, Houston and Pearland is a family-owned and operated school which sets the foundation for tomorrow’s artists through educational art classes, camps, and after-school programs. The primary goal with all classes and camps at Monart is to give students a skill set they can use throughout their lives and the confidence to use it without hesitation. With a wide variety of classes of classes to offer, there is something for everyone! You can learn more here.


Activity: In keeping with the theme, let’s all draw a pet we’d like to have at our home. Use these tutorials or get creative and make your own pet.


Materials: Paper, pencils, markers


The tutorials range in difficulty, there is something for everyone to enjoy: 

How to Draw A Cat - All ages

How to Draw A Labradoodle - Ages 3+

How to Draw A Pit Bull - Ages 6+

Pitbull and Cat Friendship - Ages 8+



The Glassell Junior School is an art school for young people, devoted to nurturing creativity and dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts and an awareness of the world. Classes and workshops for children ages 3 through 18 are offered year-round. A distinguishing feature of classes at the Glassell Junior School is ready access to works of art in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Visit their website for more information.


Activity: Create & Decorate a Bag from a T-shirt. 


Materials: You will need a plain white t-shirt, fabric paint, tacky glue, measuring tape and scissors.


Follow along and make your very own bag here.



Nelle Hayes, grandmother of Ethan (3rd grade) and Liam Duguid (1st grade) here at West U Elementary is an artist and former high school art teacher from North Carolina.  Upon retiring she opened her own art studio and gallery in Greenville, NC. She has now closed the gallery but still creates and sells art,  specializing in portraits and ceramics. Some examples of her work can be seen on her Art Room Facebook page.


Activity: Gadget Printing with Pudding Paint.


Materials: You'll need household gadgets, vanilla pudding cups, food coloring and sponges are used. Household gadgets are used as stamps, food colors of choice are added to pudding cups and the pudding is spread into dampened household sponges to use as stamp pads. Gadgets are mashed onto the pudding-soaked sponges then stamped into a design of choice on any paper. Link to video instruction here.



Located in Chicago, Artzy Twinz offers creative art classes for children of all ages, special themed adult night classes, grandparent and grandchild classes, mommy and me classes, drop-in days, and of course themed birthday parties! They will also have camps for no school days during the school year as well as summer camp! To learn more visit their website.


Activity: Heart and Hand-Printed Salt Dough Ornaments.


Materials: You will need flour, water, salt and a large mixing bowl. Follow along with Artzy Twinz and some surprise West U student guests here!

Tuesday, December 1st is a Spirit Night for WUES PTO

at Mendocino Farms in Rice Village.  

Click for more information!

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