Tag Archives: Willard City Hall Clock

New view on an old clock

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Fourth and fifth grade students began the final step of their re-creation of the old Willard clock tower on the former city hall building.

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Students are exploring pointillism in this last step of the painting process as they add dots of varying color to their images.

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Pointillism is the practice of applying small strokes or dots of contrasting color to a surface so that from a distance they blend together. The term was first used to describe the paintings of Georges Seurat.

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The term Pointillism was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.

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The technique relies on the ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the color spots into a fuller range of tones. It is a technique with few serious practitioners today.

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The students are about halfway through this step, and they are quickly moving to complete their paintings.

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It’s interesting to watch their progress on their paintings.

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Students are beginning to see what pointillism is about as they experience it firsthand, seeing the colors mix and blend together.

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This has been an interesting process that has pushed and stretched the students skills, knowledge and abilities.

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The students are excited to see the completion of their paintings and be able to display them around the community to help build awareness and raise support to build the new clock tower in Willard.

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Repainting an old clock

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Fourth and fifth grade students at Richmond School are continuing on their artistic journey of recreating the former Willard clock tower that was located on the old city hall building in downtown Willard.

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Students added a wash of watercolor paint over their drawings.

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Students determined the type of color they wanted in their sky and how dark they wanted their watercolor wash.

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The watercolor wash went over their crayon work to create a crayon resist effect on their image.

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Crayon resist is a type of artwork where you draw on a piece of white paper with crayon. Once you have finished the drawing, you use water color paints to paint the paper.

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This is the fourth step in this project.  Students have drawn, traced, outlined and added crayon to the image before this step.

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Next week students will begin the final step which is to add a pointillism effect with dots of paint.

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Here are a few examples of the crayon resist/watercolor washes the students created this week.

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The first two images are of the old clock tower.

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The last two images are of the proposed clock tower to be built in Willard once funding is raised.

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Redrawing an old clock

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Fourth and fifth grade students at Richmond School are learning about the history of their hometown of Willard, Ohio, formerly known as Chicago Junction, Ohio.

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Students are recreating the old clock tower that used to reside on top of the old city hall of Willard that was torn down last year.

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Students have been viewing old photographs of the clock tower, as well as images of the proposed new clock tower to be built, for their drawings.

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Students recreated their version of the clock tower to bring awareness of the rebuilding project to the Willard community.

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Students are refining their current drawing skills as they are working on this community art project.

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Students are working in groups as they learn to cooperate with each other while following directions from Mr. Casto.

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The work of the students is progressing and moving forward on the first step of this project.

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The next step will be to refine their images and ink them in with permanent marker.

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The students have worked hard on the first step of this project.