Artwork and Updates

Hello everyone!

My personal apologies for being so behind.  I was preparing the last months for the art show on March 2nd.  I hope you were able to attend!  It was a huge success for our first one!  We raised $215 for art supplies and got over $100 in supplies also donated.  Thank you to all who came out and supported our students.

Below are some photos of artwork over the last couple of months.  From Mexico to Africa we have been learning about multiple cultures.  We also had a little fun with pirate ships, the Wild West, and linear perspective.  Enjoy!

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Fun with Modeling Clay

The Kindergarten class was entertained by our modeling clay lesson.  We cut the class into two sections.  The first section we worked in teams of two to learn about the clay.  We learned different molding techniques and how to take care of our tools and materials properly.  The second half we put our skills to use and made snowmen and birds with nests!  The students were proud of their work and worked well as a team.  IMG_2295 IMG_2294 IMG_2293 IMG_2290 IMG_2288 IMG_2286

Gingerbread Houses

Did you have a nice Christmas?  I hope so.  I know I enjoyed a wonderful time of friends and family and can’t believe we go back to school tomorrow!  I didn’t have a chance until now to finish up the posts from our holiday assignments so here are a few pics below of the gingerbread houses our Kindergarten class made prior to break.
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The Nutcracker

Who can get in the Christmas spirit without the Nutcracker?  A tradition in my family is to take my daughter to the ballet each year.  I worked with Mrs. Malousis’ fourth grade this week to learn how to draw the Nutcracker with step-by-step instruction.  They did a fantastic job!

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Learning about Egypt

Students in first grade learned about Egypt prior to our Thanksgiving break in their CKLA studies.  To incorporate art, we completed a step-by-step Egyptian drawing.  The students did a fantastic job!  Can you believe this is first grade work?

Jayden Jacobs
First Grade, Ms. Elliott
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Terry Secor
First Grade, Ms. Elliott
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Addison Weekes
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Nyah Leavitt
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Ayden Bashore
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Thank you Vets!

This week is Veteran’s Day so for our celebration, grades 4-6 completed an assignment on drawing eagles and creating a background and personal message to our veterans.  Below is some sample work.  If you are able to attend the Veteran’s program on Tuesday, November 10th at the school, please stop by and view all the artwork in the cafeteria!

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How to Draw an Owl

If you have ever looked for a great teaching video for kids to learn drawing techniques, look no further than Art Hub for Kids on Youtube.  I follow this series because I love how the artist always draws side-by-side with a student to show the differences and capabilities.  It’s encouraging to show the kids that someone in their age group has accomplished such a task.  Below is the video we watched with second grade, as well as the finished product.  Great looking owls! :)

Madisyn Crnjac
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Jackson Barker
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Abbi Olmstead
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Caleb Kinsey
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Hayden Merriam
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Pumpkin Pastels

We finished up our fall projects last week with all grades.  Third grade did a great job learning how to blend pastels to make their pumpkin scenes.   Below are some examples of student work.

Dane Duren
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Hayden Lai
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Josie Denton
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Aydin Duprey-Smith
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Sydnee Deela
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