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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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Pumpkins

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First grade students explored color as they painted pumpkins.

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Students explored various types of oranges and how they are created.

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Everyone enjoyed learning about the different types of oranges as they used dots of color to fill their pumpkin paintings.

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It was a fun project to discover color mixing concepts in first grade.

Dot to dot leaves

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Kindergarten students have been exploring painting with warm colors.

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Students used dots to fill their leaves.

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Everyone enjoyed painting like the impressionists as they used dots of warm colors to paint with.

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.

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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