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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!

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Watercolor flowers

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Kindergarten and first grade students completed their study of color by creating watercolor flowers.

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The first step was to add color and line to their flower shapes with crayon.

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Some students used line to outline their shape.

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Others filled in their flowers with lines and shapes.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding color and design to their flowers.

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Next everyone added watercolor paint.

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Students learned to add water and allow the water and paint to mix.

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Some students outlined their flower with a pattern.

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Everyone had a unique idea on how to incorporate the watercolor into their flower.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring this new medium.

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Here are some examples of their work in progress.

 

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Egg-citing art

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Kindergarten students explored watercolor painting as they painted an egg for Easter.

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Everyone loved learning to use water paints.

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Students learned to control the brush.

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The focus was very intense for everyone.

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It’s fun to see all of the students enjoy learning a new art skill and medium.

 

Leaf painting

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Kindergarten students explored using warm colors to paint leaves this autumn.

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Using yellow, orange and red, students employed a cotton swab to begin making dots of color.

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Students focused on eye and hand coordination as they worked to fill their leaf shape with dots of color.

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Everyone enjoyed the painting process.

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Painting engages the whole student in the learning process as they learn to mix and place colors together for a new effect.

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The kindergarten students really enjoy painting and were very proud of their work!

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Here is an example of their work!

Apples

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Kindergarten students recently explored painting with dots for their first painting experience this year.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to paint with cotton swabs to create dots.

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Students really focused on filling their apple shapes and mixing colors in the space.

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Kindergarten students really enjoy our new art space as they have lots of room to move as they learn basic painting skills through painting their apple shape.

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Here is an example of the students’ work with tempera paint.

Drawing

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First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.

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First graders continued to built their drawing skills.

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Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.

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This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.

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It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.

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First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.

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Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work:

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Lines

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Kindergarten students recently explored painting lines with ink.

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Students explored creating various types of lines with a brush.

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This required everyone to focus on brush control as they learned to repeat several types of lines in a pattern.

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Kindergarten students enjoyed the first part of this project as they developed brush control skills with these various types of lines in ink.