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Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. 

                                                   

 

Visit this link to view Cypress Village Elementary Reflections 2019-20 Video.

 

Reflections Program provide an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Showcase their creative talents
  • Use imagination to express their artwork
  • Use their critical thinking to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive recognition for their original work.

 

For Reflections, students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories.

 

Arts Categories

  • Dance Choreography: originally choreographed dance composition.
  • Film Production: original works of animation, narrative, documentary or experimental film.
  • Literature: work on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories, and lyrics.                
  • Music composition: original music composition, with or without words.
  • Photography: color or black and white, include techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposures.
  • Visual Arts: drawing, painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, etc.               

 

Participation in Reflections is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division.

 

Grade Divisions

  • Primary: Preschool – Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grade 3 – 5
  • Middle School: Grade 6 – 8

 

Reflections Events for 2019-2020

  • Reflections Entries Deadline is October 14th, 2019
  • Reflections Exhibition date TBA
  • Reflections Celebration Ceremony date TBA

 

Students can begin working on their entries now and all summer too! This will give students ample time to reflect and be creative with their artwork. Remember, it must be original work and the student must develop and create on his/her own. Here is more information about Reflections Rules.  

 

For more information, please contact our reflection chairs: reflections@cypressvillagepta.org, historian@cypressvillagepta.org