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Building

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First grade students explored building with squares and rectangles for their first art class this new school year.

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Play is a great method for students to learn and explore while engaging their imaginations.

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Students used the brightly colored shapes to create buildings, animals, flying machines and objects that can only be found through the creative process.

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This was a great opening project to engage the students’ minds, hands and imaginations through visual art.

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3D Bugs

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Sixth grade students recently completed their bug project.

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Everyone was busy adding finishing touches to their 3D bugs made from cylinders.

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Most of the students tried many innovative methods in the building of their projects.

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Many students inspired each other with their building ideas.

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Students became very thoughtful towards the completion of this project on the look of their bugs.

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Although slow to engage with the project, the students finally found their vision for creating 3D bugs.

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Here are some examples of their bugs:

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Flower power

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First and third grade students created large colorful collage-based flowers for our final project this year.

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Students chose a stencil shape and traced the shape on painted paper and cut it out.

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After cutting out the large flower shape, students began to add various colors and shapes to their flower.

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This required concentration as everyone had a unique idea for completing their flower.

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There was a lot of energy as students worked hard to complete their colorful flowers.

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Gluing was the final step to put all of the pieces together on their flowers.

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Students enjoyed using the painted paper to create something new from something old.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Katie’s Picture Show

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Kindergarten students listened to the story of Katie’s Picture Show by James Mayhew.

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Students heard about Katie’s first visit to the art gallery with Grandma where she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her!

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Katie spends the day enjoying The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Ingres, Les Parapluies by Renoir, Tropical Storm with a Tiger by Rousseau, and Dynamic Suprematism by Kaimir Malevich.

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Kindergarten students then drew their favorite images from the story.

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Everyone enjoyed creating their own images of Katie’s Picture Show.

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This was a great project for students to engage their listening and drawing skills together as they reinterpreted the story.

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Here are some examples of their illustrations.

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Building a drawing

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The second graders’ last project of the year incorporated building and drawing together.

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Students worked together to build many wonderful types of buildings and structures.

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This project required focus, cooperation and imagination.

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Many thoughtful decisions had to be made by the students.

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There were also many discussions during the creative process.

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The final step for the second graders was to draw their creations.

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Students put much thought into creating their buildings and exploring how to translate them into a drawing.

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This was a fun project that allowed the students to work and think in new ways.

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Everyone enjoyed being able to take home their vision of what they built in art class.

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This was a great project to stimulate the students’ creative imaginations!