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Christmas trees

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Kindergarten students created a mixed media Christmas tree this year before going on break.

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Everyone enjoyed learning to use a paint brush to create an evergreen tree.

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All of the students enjoyed this process and moving the paint around!

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The next step was to cut out their tree.

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This required the students to follow with their eyes as their hands worked the scissors across the paper.

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After cutting out their trees, students glued them to a blue background where they added color and glitter.

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Here are a few examples of their work.

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Leaf collage

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Kindergarten students recently learned to create a leaf collage.

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Students cut out leaf shapes with scissors.

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This required much concentration as everyone had to focus on the shape of the leaf.

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Everyone enjoyed developing scissor skills.

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The final step was to add a small amount of glue to their leaves as they created the collage.

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Here are some examples of their work.

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Shape monsters

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First grade students have been using basic shapes to create monsters.

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The first step was to cut out the shape monster body.

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Everyone had to concentrate as they cut out their shapes.

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The next step was to glue down the body.

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Students learned to control the flow of glue to small drops.

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The final step was to add details to their monster such as eyes, nose and mouth.

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Everyone enjoyed creating their shape monsters.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Cat collage

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Second grade students completed their final project for the year which was a cat collage.

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Students began by cutting out the basic shapes of the cat with newspaper.

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This step required everyone to focus on size, shape and design as they drew and cut out the shapes for their cat.

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There were many steps to creating the collage.  Students glued down their work between each step.

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Once the body was complete, everyone added details to their cat.

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Everyone had their own vision for their cat.

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Students explored and combined many new materials in the creation of their collage.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their cats.

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Here are some examples of their cat collages:

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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.

Winter landscape

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Second grade students recently completed their mixed media winter landscapes.

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Students began with watercolor painting their sky.

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The next step was cutting out trees for the background, middleground and foreground.

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This step required much focus and concentration.

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Everyone had two images to complete as they added a variety of trees to both of their images.

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The final step was to sponge white tempera paint on their image and over their trees.

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Everyone enjoyed this step the most.

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Students enjoyed deciding how much snow to use and where to place it on their images.

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This was a fun project that incorporated many mediums and reinforced the concepts of landscape art to the second graders.

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Here is an example of the students’ work.

Snowmen

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Kindergarten students created snowmen in a winter landscape recently.

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Students began by creating a horizon line to separate the sky and the ground.

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Next they created a snowy sky with crayon.

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The next step was to create the snowman.

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Everyone created their own unique snowman.

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The next step was to cut out the snowman.

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The final step was to glue down the snowman to the landscape.

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Here some examples of the kindergarteners work.

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