Tag Archives: elementary art

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

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Camille and the Sunflowers

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First and second grade students have been learning about the artist Vincent van Gogh during the first quarter of the school year.

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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.

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Camille is a small boy who meets the artist Vincent van Gogh and brings him some sunflowers to decorate his home.

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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.

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Everyone enjoyed learning about the Starry Night and all of the wonderful images Vincent created thanks to the story of Camille and the Sunflowers.

Skeletons again

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Third grade students have continued with skeleton drawing.

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Students have been using a continuous line method of drawing the skeleton.

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Third graders have been focusing more on the skeleton and less on their drawing as they are building their drawing skills.

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This project has required the students to really focus their energy on building their visual and drawing skills.

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Here are some examples of the students’ drawings:

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Drawing with yarn

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3rd grade students explored continuous line drawing with yarn.

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Students were given a long piece of yarn to use as a drawing line as they drew glue bottles and scissors.

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Third graders had to focus on the shape of what they were looking at as they worked to draw with the continuous yarn line.

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Students really had to focus on their yarn line and the shape of what they were drawing.

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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.

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The third graders did a great job exploring this new way of drawing using these new techniques.