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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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Arbor Day

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Fifth grade students recently participated in the City of Willard’s Arbor Day poster contest.

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The poster contest was sponsored by the Willard Tree Commission.

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Students were given the theme “Trees are good for life.”

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After learning about Arbor Day, students created three ideas and picked their best idea for their poster.

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Lettering was a large part of the students’ design for their posters.

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Everyone had a variety of materials to choose from to create their poster.

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I was very proud of the hard work most everyone put into their posters.

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This was a great project for the students to become aware of their community and environment and how they have a part in their local community.

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Students also learned about the process it takes to come up with an idea and turn it into a poster to educate their community.

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Here are some examples of their posters:

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Christmas portraits

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Fifth grade students were busy before Christmas break creating Christmas portraits for presents.

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Students worked in teams of two to create a portrait of each other for their project.

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Everyone learned to work together and use available space and light to create nice studio space for portraits.

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Fifth graders also learned the importance of a solid background for a portrait.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to use the new technology of digital photography and creating a gift for others.

Portraits

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Fifth grade students have been learning how to create a photographic portrait in their digital photography unit of study.

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After turning our art room into a make-shift studio, students learned how to use a tripod and it’s importance to creating a portrait.

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Everyone has enjoyed learning about digital photography.

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Students have learned how difficult it is to create a good portrait.

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Students have enjoyed working with partners as they learn new technology and principals of digital photography.

Big news

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Fifth grade students have begun their study of photography using digital cameras.

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Everyone has been working with a partner as they learn the functions of the camera.

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Students have been learning how to compose an image which forces them to focus on the image and background.

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Students are very excited about learning this new technology in the art room.

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It’s great to see the students become so excited to learn!

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At the end of class students review and edit their images in camera before they are reviewed next week by the class.

Photo-collages

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Fifth grade students have been exploring creating a collage out of their photographs.

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Fifth graders had many options to choose from as they worked to create a collage from many layers of one image.

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Photographs were printed in several solid colors and students cut them up and put the pictures together to create one new image.

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Some students added color to their images to add another dimension to their project.

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This was a great project to stimulate the students’ creativity and to open their horizons to new ways of thinking about images.

Second Critique

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Fifth grade students participated in a second critique session, this time from their winter photography session.

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Students have been using the four-step process of critiquing their photography.

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Students  learn to:  describe – tell exactly what they see;  analyze – use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form; interpret – ask what the image is trying to say; and evaluate – determine how successful or important the photograph is.

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The fifth graders enjoyed participating in this hands-on method of photographic critiquing.