Tag Archives: design

Honoring

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Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.

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Students created the Ohio flag.

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They also made a flag of the United States.

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Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.

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After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.

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After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.

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Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.

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Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.

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It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.

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All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.

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Here are examples of their work:

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2016 Fire Safety Poster Contest

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Third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in the annual National Fire Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the Willard Fire Department.

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Students began designing their posters as they figured out how to tell a visual story.

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A lot of thought went into creating their posters.

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After completing their designs, students added color.

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Colored pencil and marker were employed to complete their posters.

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Focus and concentration are required to create a great poster that engages the viewer and tells a story.

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Here are the winning posters:  Danela Hernandez, 5th grade – 1st place

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Lauren Hamons, 4th grade – 2nd place

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Brayden Sykes, 5th grade – 3rd place

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Jack Rojos Lopez, 5th grade – Honorable Mention.

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Lexie Maynard, 3rd – 1st place

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Joshua Wilson, 3rd grade – 2nd place

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Manolo Gonsalez, 3rd grade – 3rd place

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Madilyn Kemper, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention

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Maria Lopez, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention

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Harry Meisner, 3rd grade – Honorable Mention

Building

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First grade students explored building with squares and rectangles for their first art class this new school year.

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Play is a great method for students to learn and explore while engaging their imaginations.

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Students used the brightly colored shapes to create buildings, animals, flying machines and objects that can only be found through the creative process.

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This was a great opening project to engage the students’ minds, hands and imaginations through visual art.

Beginnings

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Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.

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Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.

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Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.

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We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.

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Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience.  It’s great to start art off with fun!

Character words

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Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.

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After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.

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The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.

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Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.

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Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.

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Everyone participated in a review of their work and the  creative process.

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Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.

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Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.

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Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.

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!

3D Bugs

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Sixth grade students recently completed their bug project.

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Everyone was busy adding finishing touches to their 3D bugs made from cylinders.

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Most of the students tried many innovative methods in the building of their projects.

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Many students inspired each other with their building ideas.

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Students became very thoughtful towards the completion of this project on the look of their bugs.

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Although slow to engage with the project, the students finally found their vision for creating 3D bugs.

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Here are some examples of their bugs:

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