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Honoring

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Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.

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Students created the Ohio flag.

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They also made a flag of the United States.

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Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.

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After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.

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After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.

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Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.

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Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.

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It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.

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All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.

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Here are examples of their work:

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Winter landscapes

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Second grade students recently completed their study of winter landscapes.

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The first step of the project was mixing watercolor paint for the winter sky.

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Students had three colors to choose from as they blended them together to create their sunset sky.

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The next step was to add trees using ink.

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This process required the students to control the brush in a new way as they allowed the lines to be formed from their loose brush strokes.

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Everyone was part of the process as they learned from each other’s creative process.

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The next step was to add shadow to the landscape with blue watercolor.

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This required everyone to look at the whole image beyond the process of adding shadow to the trees.

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The final step in the project was to add snow to sky.

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Students employed cotton swabs and white tempera paint to add this finishing touch to their landscapes.

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Here are some examples of the students work.

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Many Faces

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First grade students completed a unit on drawing the human figure this spring.

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Everyone created many drawings with pencil.

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Next ink was added to their portraits.

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The final step was to add a wash of color to their drawings.

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Students used either warm colors for their watercolor wash or cool colors.

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Everyone enjoyed being part of the creative process.

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Although this was a challenging project for students, they really pushed themselves and grew through the process.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Color

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Kindergarten students recently completed their line drawings by adding washes of color.

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Students first spent a session creating many line drawings in ink using various types of repeated lines.

 

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Using the color wheel, everyone followed a pattern with the employment of their watercolor paint.

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Students were fully engaged in the creative process.

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This was a great project to introduce the students to many new art concepts and mediums.

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Here are some 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.

Autumn landscapes

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Second grade students have been busy this fall learning about and creating autumn landscapes.

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The first step of the project was to create a background with watercolor paint.

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Students learned to blend together related colors to create a wonderful warm background sky.

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Next second graders used ink to create their trees.

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Each student created two paintings.  Everyone added a horizon line and a grouping of trees to their paintings.

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This was a great lesson to learn to use line and control the brush.

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Students did a great job learning to use new materials to create a wonderful landscape.

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The final step was using the sponge.

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Second graders had several colors to use to sponge paint their trees and foreground.

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Everyone enjoyed the hands-on process of painting with a sponge.

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Everyone learned that it took very little paint and pressure to create a wonderful sponge application of leaves and grass to their autumn landscapes.

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Here are some examples of the students’ mixed media landscapes.

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