Tag Archives: mixed media

Neon flowers

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Second grade students created neon flowers in the manner of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Students were divided into groups and, after viewing work by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, began drawing large flowers.

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Every group worked cooperatively.

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After drawing their flowers, students moved to marker to enhance their pencil work.

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The students worked very well together to complete this stage of their images.

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Next students employed neon crayons.

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Each group decided which areas to color and not to color with crayon.

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The second graders worked hard to add rich color with the neon crayons.

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The final step was to add liquid watercolor.

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Students used related colors and worked to dry the remaining paint away with towels.

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Here are some examples of their images:

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Character words

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Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.

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After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.

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The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.

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Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.

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Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.

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Everyone participated in a review of their work and theĀ  creative process.

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Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.

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Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.

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Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.

Cards

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Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.

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Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.

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First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.

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Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.

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Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.

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Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!

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All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.

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I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!

Watercolor flowers

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Kindergarten and first grade students completed their study of color by creating watercolor flowers.

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The first step was to add color and line to their flower shapes with crayon.

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Some students used line to outline their shape.

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Others filled in their flowers with lines and shapes.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding color and design to their flowers.

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Next everyone added watercolor paint.

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Students learned to add water and allow the water and paint to mix.

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Some students outlined their flower with a pattern.

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Everyone had a unique idea on how to incorporate the watercolor into their flower.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring this new medium.

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Here are some examples of their work in progress.

 

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Colors of the Rainbow

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Kindergarten and first grade students explored the rainbow through the use of primary and secondary colors.

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Students used watercolor paints to explore the rainbow.

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Everyone learned about the colors of the rainbow.

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Students learned about the primary and secondary colors and how they are part of the rainbow.

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Everyone enjoyed the painting process.

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After completing the painting process, students used crayons to add details to their paintings.

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Students added clouds and the sun to their rainbow image.

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All of the students were very focused during their studio time.

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Everyone also had a great time in art!

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Here are some examples of their work:

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Shamrock shapes

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Kindergarten and first grade students have been exploring the shamrock shape.

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Students first cut out a shamrock stencil shape.

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After cutting out the stencil, students transferred the shape to green construction paper to make their own shamrock.

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After creating their own shamrocks, students created a shamrock person.

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Again students used their stencils to create their shamrock cartoon characters.

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Everyone was excited to use their imaginations as they made their shamrock people.

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Students also enjoyed using crayons and markers to complete their drawings.

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Here are some examples of the kindergarten and first grade drawings:

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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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