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Cards

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Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.

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Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.

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First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.

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Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.

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Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.

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Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!

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All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.

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I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!

Shamrock shapes

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Kindergarten and first grade students have been exploring the shamrock shape.

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Students first cut out a shamrock stencil shape.

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After cutting out the stencil, students transferred the shape to green construction paper to make their own shamrock.

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After creating their own shamrocks, students created a shamrock person.

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Again students used their stencils to create their shamrock cartoon characters.

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Everyone was excited to use their imaginations as they made their shamrock people.

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Students also enjoyed using crayons and markers to complete their drawings.

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Here are some examples of the kindergarten and first grade drawings:

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Digital Collage

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Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.

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Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.

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Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.

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The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.

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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.

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Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.

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Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.

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The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board.  The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.

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Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.

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Layers of hearts

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Third graders explored paper craft as they used layers of hearts to create a Valentine design.

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Students were given a variety of tools to use for their creative endeavor.

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Many decisions were made during the process of creating their images for someone they love and appreciate.

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Everyone enjoyed the freedom of creating a project to give to someone they appreciate. Every art project has many layers to the creative process as the third grade discovered this week.

Multicolored hearts

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Kindergarten and first grade students explored creating stencil designs with hearts.

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After creating a heart stencil with a positive and negative shape, students explored adding color.

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First graders focused on creating texture with their designs.

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Kindergarten students explored combining colors together for their hearts.

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Everyone loved the opportunity to explore new ways of creating heart designs.

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There are a multitude of creative ways to use stencils, and  everyone learned to make and create with them in art class.

Hearts for learning

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Kindergarten students explored the heart shape as they learned how to create a heart shaped stencil.

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Students developed their cutting skills in this project as they folded and cut out a heart shape.

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Cutting is a difficult skill to master, and everyone builds their skills with this project.

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The next step is to use the stencil to create heart shapes.

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This step requires focus and the use of two hands in the drawing and tracing process.

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Finally students have the opportunity to create many colors and textures on their hearts.

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All of the students love the opportunity to express themselves with many new types of art materials.

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Here are some examples of their heart designs:

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Shoe Art

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Third grade students  completed their shoe projects recently.

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Students added color to their ink drawings of shoes.

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Students picked related colors from the color wheel, also known as analogous, to create color harmony in their image.

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After completing coloring with crayon, students cut out their shoes.

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The final step was to pick a background to complement their shoe image.

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Students took care in adding final details to their images.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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