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Ms. Tomimitsu

Ms. Tomimitsu

About Ms. Tomimitsu:


California Teaching Credentials to teach History, Art, and a Supplementary Authorization for teaching Introductory English

Bachelors Degree in History and a second Bachelors Degree in ...more

District Reflections Winner Ainsley K. - Congratulations for being awarded for your self-portrait in acrylic on canvas!

District Reflections Winner Ainsley K. - Congratulations for being awarded for 
your self-portrait in acrylic on canvas!

Drawing & Painting: Realistic Self Portraits in Charcoal Over Your Surreal World in Watercolor

Drawing & Painting: Self Portrait in Color Pencil

Drawing & Painting: Charcoal Rub & Watercolor Pencil Surreal Self Portraits

Drawing & Painting: Self Portrait using Charcoal Rub Techniques

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Welcome to Visual Arts with Ms. Tomimitsu


ALL CLASSES! Watch, read &/or complete below to get you started for the first semester of Visual Arts w/ Ms. Tomimitsu!

Watch: The Visual Arts Overview:  A Visual Arts Overview


Read, Sign, & Return: Donation Letter 2018-19.pdf (PDF)


Open this CMP Document & follow steps 1,2 &3: 2018/19 Classroom Management Plan (PDF)

1. Print, Read and Sign for the First Assignment

2. Read & Understand for the First Quiz!


Materials Due: Tuesday 8/28: Obtain the Materials to keep you clean & organized: AGENDA, apron, smock, or large shirt, towel, 2 pencils, and a flexible folder or binder - these items stay in the classroom at all times. Add a sketchbook for Drawing and Painting.

This years PTSA Reflections contest theme is "Heroes Around Me." All students are encouraged to submit their art and essays to Ms. Tomimitsu. Start now! The due date is to be announced!

Call for Entries! 

Students in Pre-K through Grade 12 are encouraged to participate in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Awards! 

It's easy to participate:
1. Reflect on this year's theme: Heroes Around Me. 
2. Create an original work inspired by the theme. 
3. Celebrate your achievements and win prizes!

Enter according to local program guidelines and deadlines. Don't have a local PTA program? Visit your state program for more information. For samples of national award winning works, visit our virtual exhibit.

Program Theme: 

The 2018-2019 program theme is "Heroes Around Me." Encourage students to think about and explore the theme. 

Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. One winning theme will be selected in 2019 and used as the Reflections program theme during the 2020-2021 school year.

Title and Artist Statement

Judges will consider your title and artist statement to learn more about your original work and creative interpretation of the theme. Give your work a title that stands out and describe how your work relates to your own personal interpretation of the theme.


Use these guiding questions to help you write an artist statement: 

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g., supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)
  • What/who was your inspiration?

Review Criteria

Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 

  1. Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the work itself and the artist statement. 
  2. Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 
  3. Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Scholarships and Prizes

National level awards include the following: 

  • Merit Award: Bronze Medal; Certificate of Merit; Work featured in the traveling exhibition. 
  • Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; Work featured in the traveling exhibition.
  • Outstanding Interpretation Award: An expense-paid trip for awardee and chaperone to showcase work on stage at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration; $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the traveling exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit.

Visit your State Program for available state level awards and recognition opportunities.


Congratulations to Hillside Ceramics Students for Kilnin' It at CSUN Clay Day Olympics!

Tomimitsu's Classroom Reminders!

Hillside Ceramic Students "Kilned It" at CSUN Clay Day Competitions! We swept the day again! Congratulations to Nicole K., Kendyl J., Izzy M., Anna S., Jackie F., Lindsay T., David D., Nick B., Savannah B, Kylei G., Paige B., Riley P., Jayden V., and Alexis B!

CSUN Clay Day 2016: Hillside's Team Won the Most Awards Yet Again!

Ms. Tomimitsu's Work on Display

Ms. Tomimitsu's Work on Display

CSUN Clay Day 2015!

Current Assignments

Drawing & Painting Table of Contents: Classwork & Homework - Click "MORE" Below to see THIS WEEKS WORK IN RED!

Homework: Table of Contents - 3 sketches per week (6 total w/ bcd's) Classwoork: Table of Contents
  1. Pre-Instruction: Self Portrait

  2. Pre-Instruction: Your Hand

  3. Pre-Instruction - BCD:Your foot, close, Up, ...more

CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS CALENDAR: Click on BLUE dates to read assignments!

Today: 9/23/18

LACMA Field Trip: An Enlightened Day in L.A.!

2017 Coil Pots & Luminaries

Dia de los Muertos Skulls 2016

Student Gallery: Ceramics from 2016


Hillside Artists Prepare thier altar for Strathearn Park's Day of the Dead Festival on November 1st

PLEASE HELP THE VISUAL ARTS! You Can Now Donate to the Visual Arts Online Using Your Debit or Credit Card! Hillside NOW has its own Paypal Account...just click on the link below:




Student Gallery: Hillside Teapots

Student Gallery 2014 & 2015: Simi Sea Creatures

Student Gallery 2014: Pinch This!

Painting & Drawing: Hillside Campus in Watercolor

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