Seventh grade student's enjoyed painting their winter snowmen.
"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they sick together."
- Vesta M.Kelly
7th grade art class learning to blend acrylic paints turned out so nice. They made a three color blend on their canvas panel background, then painted the subject of pumpkins, leaves, etc.
Middle students had fun making designer owls using the medium of oil pastels. They allows the colors to be bold and blended. Simple paper collage was added for the environment. 3D O's foam glue dots were used to make the owl come away from the paper, it does not reflect in the photo.
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.
Graphic Design students were asked to take a nature walk and shoot some photos using their iPhones or iPads. I asked them to look at the unusual, detailed and interesting areas around them. To think about why they would take a second look at something and then take the photo. We reviewed "Rule of Thirds", how to look for a good foreground, and how some of the most interesting subjects are often found on the ground in unusual areas so get up close. Also to be observant of your light source and time of day.
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
6th grade students love drawing nature. For this assignment students were asked to draw without the use of a visual, only from memory. I collected their memory drawings and then let the students use an image to look at. They were amazed at what they could draw. I wanted the students to understand that we rely on what we think we know verses what reality is. It is important as beginning artists to to LOOK closely and draw slowly to see the details, and proper proportions of a subject.
Visual Art students were given an assignment to create a Color Wheel or Spectrum using paint store color chips samples. They could include illustrations, paper cuts, etc. We also looked at a the very creative and popular Sherman Williams ad campaigns using color paint chips.
B.S.;Education, Art Ed.