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Layers of hearts

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Third graders explored paper craft as they used layers of hearts to create a Valentine design.

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Students were given a variety of tools to use for their creative endeavor.

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Many decisions were made during the process of creating their images for someone they love and appreciate.

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Everyone enjoyed the freedom of creating a project to give to someone they appreciate. Every art project has many layers to the creative process as the third grade discovered this week.

Multicolored hearts

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Kindergarten and first grade students explored creating stencil designs with hearts.

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After creating a heart stencil with a positive and negative shape, students explored adding color.

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First graders focused on creating texture with their designs.

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Kindergarten students explored combining colors together for their hearts.

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Everyone loved the opportunity to explore new ways of creating heart designs.

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There are a multitude of creative ways to use stencils, and  everyone learned to make and create with them in art class.

Hearts for learning

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Kindergarten students explored the heart shape as they learned how to create a heart shaped stencil.

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Students developed their cutting skills in this project as they folded and cut out a heart shape.

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Cutting is a difficult skill to master, and everyone builds their skills with this project.

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The next step is to use the stencil to create heart shapes.

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This step requires focus and the use of two hands in the drawing and tracing process.

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Finally students have the opportunity to create many colors and textures on their hearts.

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All of the students love the opportunity to express themselves with many new types of art materials.

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Here are some examples of their heart designs:

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Pointillistic hearts

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Kindergarten students recently created heart paintings and prints using the concept of pointillism.

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Students began with a heart pattern and filled them in with warm-colored dots.

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After filling in their heart with colorful dots, students made a mono-print of their painting with a new piece of paper.

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Next the kindergartners outlined their dot prints with a heart-shaped line.

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This was lots of fun for the students and required them to really focus on the art-making process.

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Everyone was excited to take their hearts home and give them to their loved ones.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Textured hearts

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Kindergarten, first and fourth grade students explored the concept of texture with a heart design.

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Each group of students approached the design problem in a different manner.

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Kindergarten students were introduced to the concept of texture and what exactly it is.

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First grade students reinforced their ideas of what texture is and how to create it.

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Fourth grade students created their own types of texture and used mixed media to create various types of texture.

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Visual texture is the illusion of having physical texture. Every material and every support surface has its own visual texture and needs to be taken into consideration before creating a composition. Texture in these media are generally created by the repetition of shape and line.

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Finally students added a wash of watercolor to their textured heart designs.

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Everyone loves the painting process, and liquid watercolor is a great medium for intense color.

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This project required a lot of focus and concentration, yet every grade enjoyed this exercise in color, design and texture.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Stencil heart art

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First grade students have been learning how to create heart stencils using symmetry.

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The first step was to fold the tag board in half and draw half of a heart shape.

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The next step was to cut out the half heart, which became a whole when the tag board was unfolded.

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First graders had several options to create their hearts from their stencils.

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Students could trace around the outside of the heart shape.

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This process required a lot of focus from the students.

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Other students added color to the inside of their designs.

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Everyone had lots of fun exploring many new methods of creating hearts and making stencils.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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