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Window art

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Students began our new year by adding their name to the windows in front of the new art room.

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We used Crayola window markers for the first time this year as everyone used some type of lettering to add their name to our window.

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The marker wipes off very easily and shows up very bright.

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It was fun to explore a new medium in a new space as we begin a new year.

 

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Hopping into drawing

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First grade students enjoyed creating rabbits this spring.

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Everyone began with pencil and paper and several basic shapes.

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Drawing shapes and lines required the students to focus on the creative process.

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After creating the rabbits, the next step was to add color.

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Next the first graders outlined their rabbits with markers.

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The final step was to add lines of color to the background with neon crayons.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work in progress:

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Dancing shamrocks

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Kindergarten students created shamrock characters to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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Students first cut out shamrock shapes with scissors.

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Next they traced the shape.

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Next students created a body and face and added motion with pencil.

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After completing their drawing, students added color with marker and crayons.

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This was a great project for students to use many different skills together.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Drawing

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First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.

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First graders continued to built their drawing skills.

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Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.

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This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.

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It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.

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First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.

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Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work:

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Shape monsters

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Fourth graders created basic shapes and turned them into monsters by adding many other basic shapes.

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Students used pencil and marker to create their designs.

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Students added texture, line and various sizes of geometric shapes to complete their monsters.

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The next step was to add watercolor to their images.

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There were many approaches to adding color as some students added a wash of various colors to their images.

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Other students added specific colors to areas for a more detailed approach to their image.

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Students added crayon to their images before a final wash was applied to create a resist on their project.

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The fourth graders really enjoyed the process of creating their shape monster drawings.

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Students engaged many different decision-making activities as a part of the creative process.

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Students had to remain focused as they completed their images which are now on display at Richmond School.

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Here are some examples of Shape monsters.

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Fire Safety Poster Contest

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Third, fourth and fifth graders participated in the annual fire safety poster contest.

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Students explored lettering and basic graphic design using the fire safety theme.

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This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Test yours every month!”

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Students began with pencil as they planned out their poster.

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Next they added color with colored pencil.

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Finally students added finishing touches with marker by outlining their lettering and images.

3rdgradeGrantAdams1stplace

Winning Posters

1st place-Grant Adams -Central School

3rdgradeAllisonHershiser2ndplace

2nd place-Allison Hershiser-Central School

3rdgradeKadanceKirk3rdplace

3rd place-Kadance Kirk-Central School

3rdgradeMollyReidermanHM

Honorable Mention-Molly Reiderman-St. Francis Xavier School

3rdgradeKarinaRomeroHM

Honorable Mention-Karina Romero-Central School

CarissaMetcalfeposter1stplace4th & 5th grade Winners  1st place-Carissa Metcalfe-St. Francis Xavier School

Allison Beebeposter2ndplace

2nd place-Allison Beebee-Richmond School

BrooklynRohrbachposter3rdplace

3rd place-Brooklyn Rohrbach-Richmond School

VivianBarnettposterHM

Honorable Mention-Vivian Barnett-St. Francis Xavier School

CalebHuppposterHM

Honorable Mention-Caleb Hupp-Richmond School