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
First and second grade students have been learning about the artist Vincent van Gogh during the first quarter of the school year.
Everyone enjoyed listening to the story of Camille and the Sunflowers which is a story that illustrates the life of van Gogh for children by the author Laurence Anholt.
Camille is a small boy who meets the artist Vincent van Gogh and brings him some sunflowers to decorate his home.
Students are introduced to the artist and to many of his famous paintings like the sunflowers and van Gogh’s landscapes of the French countryside.
Everyone enjoyed learning about the Starry Night and all of the wonderful images Vincent created thanks to the story of Camille and the Sunflowers.
Third grade students have continued with skeleton drawing.
Students have been using a continuous line method of drawing the skeleton.
Third graders have been focusing more on the skeleton and less on their drawing as they are building their drawing skills.
This project has required the students to really focus their energy on building their visual and drawing skills.
Here are some examples of the students’ drawings:
3rd grade students explored continuous line drawing with yarn.
Students were given a long piece of yarn to use as a drawing line as they drew glue bottles and scissors.
Third graders had to focus on the shape of what they were looking at as they worked to draw with the continuous yarn line.
Students really had to focus on their yarn line and the shape of what they were drawing.
Contour drawing is an essential technique in the field of art because it is a strong foundation for any drawing or painting; it can potentially modify a subject’s form through variation within the lines. Its objective is to capture the life, action, or expression of the subject.
The third graders did a great job exploring this new way of drawing using these new techniques.