High School Independent Art students challenged themselves to paint their first self-portraits using acrylic paints on oval canvas boards. Nice work....Helen, Jordyn, and Hunter!
Vivian decided to turn a photo into a flat contour line image. She then transferred it to her canvas board and painted with acrylics. Why not add a floral collage next to it? #mix it up
Art students created detailed drawings of butterfly wings using a circular view finder on cardboard circles. They used Crayola Portfolio Oil Pastels which allow for very smooth application. So proud of these 7th graders blending and smoothing their pastels with great patience.
Students used the iPad app My Flake to draw their preliminary snowflakes before folding and cutting their paper. It allows the students to see the cuts and full preview of the snowflake before drawing on their paper folds to cut out. They can see the changes that need to be made and think about images in it's full symmetry. Bonus: It saves a lot of paper cut mistakes!
Our collaborative murals began with our guest artist Mary Vaughan planning our design themes, measuring and constructing over 90 wooden panels and creating the layouts of different sections that ultimately was created and painted by the students. Enjoy the slide show of the work in many stages and progress.
Thank you to our funding partners.
Nebraska Arts Council:
"THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, HAS SUPPORTED THIS ARTS EVENT THROUGH ITS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT. VISIT www.nebraskaartscouncil.org FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL CAN ASSIST YOUR ORGANIZATION."
Hamilton Community Foundation:
MATCHING FINE ARTS GRANT
Aurora Public Schools:
VISUAL ARTS FUNDS
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.