Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.
Students created the Ohio flag.
They also made a flag of the United States.
Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.
After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.
After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.
Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.
Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.
It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.
All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.
Here are examples of their work:
Third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in the annual National Fire Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the Willard Fire Department.
Students began designing their posters as they figured out how to tell a visual story.
A lot of thought went into creating their posters.
After completing their designs, students added color.
Colored pencil and marker were employed to complete their posters.
Focus and concentration are required to create a great poster that engages the viewer and tells a story.
Here are the winning posters: Danela Hernandez, 5th grade – 1st place
Lauren Hamons, 4th grade – 2nd place
Brayden Sykes, 5th grade – 3rd place
Jack Rojos Lopez, 5th grade – Honorable Mention.
Lexie Maynard, 3rd – 1st place
Joshua Wilson, 3rd grade – 2nd place
Manolo Gonsalez, 3rd grade – 3rd place
Madilyn Kemper, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention
Maria Lopez, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention
Harry Meisner, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention
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Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.
Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.
Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.
The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.
After viewing the work of artist David Hockney and others who created collages from digital portraits, the students set to work on their own creations.
Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.
Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.
The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board. The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.
Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.
Fifth grade students recently participated in the City of Willard’s Arbor Day poster contest.
The poster contest was sponsored by the Willard Tree Commission.
Students were given the theme “Trees are good for life.”
After learning about Arbor Day, students created three ideas and picked their best idea for their poster.
Lettering was a large part of the students’ design for their posters.
Everyone had a variety of materials to choose from to create their poster.
I was very proud of the hard work most everyone put into their posters.
This was a great project for the students to become aware of their community and environment and how they have a part in their local community.
Students also learned about the process it takes to come up with an idea and turn it into a poster to educate their community.
Here are some examples of their posters: