Mixed Media Trees

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3rd, 4th and 5th grade created a mixed media tree composition using water color paint, torn newspaper and sponged tempera paint. Each student was given a large piece of white paper. They first had to draw a rough outline of a … Continue reading

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Still Life Charcoal Pumpkins

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1st and 2nd grade created beautiful, charcoal pumpkins with Mrs. Wenzel during their time in the art room. I love this medium. The texture, shading and atmosphere that can be created with minimal effort makes charcoal a successful medium for … Continue reading

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Pop Art Candy Wrappers

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With Halloween fast approaching I thought it would be fun for the students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade to choose a colorful candy wrapper and draw and color it ‘Pop Art’ style. Students first watched a brief video that explained … Continue reading

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Zentangle Heads

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Welcome back everyone. It’s been a while since I last had a post to share. But the school year is off to a great start with the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders completing a line inspired project using the ‘zentangle’ … Continue reading

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Who Let the Dogs Out!

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The last project of the school year was a popular one with the students as it tied in with the Spring musical, ‘Arf! A Canine Musical, of Kindness, Courage and Calamity.’ Students were excited to paint the breed of dog … Continue reading

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All About Me Self Portraits

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For a Mother’s Day gift I decided to have the children work on a self portrait. Each student was given an 11 x 14 canvas. The hardest part of drawing a self portrait is getting the dimensions right. To help … Continue reading

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Blow Painted Cherry Blossom Trees

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Spring is upon us so what better way to celebrate the season than trying out a new technique to create a beautiful, blossoming tree! There is something magical about blowing paint through a straw across a white piece of paper. … Continue reading

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Seurat at the Sea

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1st and 2nd grade explored another impressionist technique, pointillism. They were shown pictures of George Seurat’s work and were able to see that the painting’s were made up tiny dots. Students gained a sense of painting like Seurat through using … Continue reading

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An Impressionist Garden

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1st and 2nd grade students have been learning all about Impressionism this week. They learned about the artists Claude Monet and George Seurat. At Shady Oak, we encourage both free expression through art and also place importance on showing students … Continue reading

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Monet’s Japanese Bridge

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3rd and 4th grade continued to explore art through history this week. They learned about Impressionism, specifically the painting style of Monet. Students were told that the Impressionists received their name as they were concerned with depicting the visual impression … Continue reading

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