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Pumpkins

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First grade students explored color as they painted pumpkins.

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Students explored various types of oranges and how they are created.

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Everyone enjoyed learning about the different types of oranges as they used dots of color to fill their pumpkin paintings.

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It was a fun project to discover color mixing concepts in first grade.

Adding some color

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Sixth grade students completed their assemblage projects by adding some color.

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Everyone had many choices of color to add to their projects.

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Part of the art process is making many decisions.

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Everyone also had to decide how much color to add.

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With all of the decision-making, students learned that their art has many possibilities and many possible outcomes.

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Everyone enjoyed adding color and exploring where to place the color in their projects.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Shoe design

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Third grade students have been drawing shoes.

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Students added color to their ink drawings of shoes.

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Students used related colors from the color wheel to add harmony to their images.

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This required focus and concentration from the students.

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Next students cut out their shoes.

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Third graders picked a background color that was related to the colors they chose for their shoe.

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Everyone did a great job drawing their shoes adding color and learning many new art concepts in the process.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Painted paper

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Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.

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Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.

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Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.

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Students next added paint using paint scrapers.

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Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.

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The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.

Pointillistic trees

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Kindergarten and first grade students have explored the art movement of pointillism.

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Students used tempera paint and cotton swabs to create dots of color on their tree paintings.

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Pointillism is a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.

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Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.

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The term “Pointillism” was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.

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Students used a variety of green hues along with yellow and red to create the color on their tree paintings.

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After completing their trees, students spent the next week using the same technique on the background.

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Students added many hues of blue and violet to their background.

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The students enjoyed this project as they had to focus on where to place their dots of color as they created their images.

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This was a great project for students to explore new art movements and techniques.