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Dot to dot leaves

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Kindergarten students have been exploring painting with warm colors.

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Students used dots to fill their leaves.

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Everyone enjoyed painting like the impressionists as they used dots of warm colors to paint with.

Painted paper

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Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.

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Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.

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Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.

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Students next added paint using paint scrapers.

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Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.

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The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.

Gallery visit

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Third graders visited the Art Junction this fall to view the Charles Casto Retrospective exhibition.

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Students and teachers had a great time viewing the work of local art pioneer Charles Casto.

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Everyone enjoyed seeing the various examples and exhibits of the artist’s varied work from sculpture, drawings and paintings to examples of his carvings.

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Students had many questions about the life of the artist who was the first art teacher at the Willard City Schools.

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The third graders enjoyed seeing the art work of former students of the artist.

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Some of Charles’ former students have become professional artists, such as Don Moore and Steve Axtel, while others have made art a serious pursuit or hobby.

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It was a great field trip for the students to connect with local art in their community and to learn about the art history of their town.

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Take the time to support the arts in your local community by visiting a gallery, museum, concert or theatrical production.  It will grow your visual perception of the world you live in!