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Valerie Braun
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Graphite Portraits
For our final drawing project, we decided to get down to business! People are easily one of the hardest subjects to draw because if you are just a little off, it won't look right. That being said, my students BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER with what they accompli...
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Color Theory T-Shirt Designs
To top off our unit on color theory we challenged our students creativity and knowledge of color schemes. Each student was tasked with the goal of designing 4 t-shirt designs that represent 4 different color schemes.  As per usual, craftsmanship was of utmo...
Color Theory T-Shirt Designs
Color Theory T-Shirt Designs
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Picasso Portraits
You can't end a school year of art without learning about Pablo Picasso! I am constantly telling the kids that so many artists are famous because they were the first to do something new, innovative or exciting-Picasso is definitely one of those artists.  At...
Picasso Portraits
Picasso Portraits
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Mendhi Hand Casts
Henna has been used for hundreds of years and is a natural plant dye. When applied to the skin, the henna produces a temporary stain.  Mehndi is the Hindi word used to describe the art of henna. Traditionally henna is applied on the hands and feet and is us...
Mendhi Hand Casts
Mendhi Hand Casts
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Mother's Day Cards
I remember the first or second week I started at SVLA, I asked our students what types of art they wanted to try/learn. I distinctly remember one student in 3rd grade REALLY wanting to learn origami... so fast forward 8 months, here we are! We learned that ...
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After School Ceramics Class!
I'm so excited about the turn out for our after-school ceramics class! With about 15 students, all sorts of styles, preferences, and combinations came about in our projects! During week one, we learned where ceramics and clay are used today! For example, we...
After School Ceramics Class!
After School Ceramics Class!
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Analogous Color Organic Pop-Art
Color is the element of art I could probably spend the most time on, because there are SO many color schemes to focus on! For our first project I will admit I went a little out of order. Generally one would start with Primary colors (Red, Yellow, and Blue) ...
Analogous Color Organic Pop-Art
Analogous Color Organic Pop-Art
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Texture Slab Sculpture
Because we had yet to really do subtractive work with clay, I decided it was time to try a little carving. To begin, our students pre-drew a series of zentangles to practice designs and rhythm that would look nice transferred into clay. After sketching, stu...
Texture Slab Sculpture
Texture Slab Sculpture
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Hand-Lettering Quotes
So, I will admit this project is a little out-dated. We actually did this one after calligraphy and before letter-illustration.  The objective for this project was to create the illusion of a calligraphy or brush pen while only using a normal pen. Hand-lett...
Hand-Lettering Quotes
Hand-Lettering Quotes
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Illustrated Letters
Our drawing students are basically professional type artists by now, having learned calligraphy, hand lettering, and now letter illustration!  For this project the objective was simple: Design and draw letters that represent you and your interests! I think ...
Illustrated Letters
Illustrated Letters
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