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Middle School Art: One Point Perspective Cityscape
Students in Middle School Art studied the principles of one point perspective and used these guidelines to create imaginary cityscapes using ink and colored pencil.  Hannah Meghan Lily  Clair Ian  Joseph Zachary

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High School Art: Charcoal Drawings Inspired by Robert Frost "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
These charcoal drawings were inspired by "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.  Students were assigned a line or two of the poem and they used various types of charcoal and charcoal techniques to create the finished drawings.  Stopping by ...

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High School Art: Trompe L'Oiel Drawings
Students in High School Art set up a miniature still life using small objects that they felt were meaningful, interesting or beautiful. They attached each object to a background board and drew the still life from observation. They worked hard to make each o...

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Middle School Art: Elements of Art and Principles of Design Cubes
Students studied each element of art and principle of design in depth and went on to create their own cube showing every concept.  Each side of their cube shows one element and one principle working together to create an interesting composition and clear sh...

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Middle School Art: Ink and Watercolor Leaf Contour Drawings
One of the "tricks" of being able to draw well is learning how to teach your eyes and hands to work together effortlessly.  Middle School Art students practiced this skill by creating blind and modified contour drawings of autumn leaves. Student used ink an...

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Middle School Art: Silhouette Collages
Middle School artists began the year by looking at the art  Guiseppe Arcimboldo , a Renaissance painter who created portraits made up of other objects (such as fruit, vegetables and birds). The students took this concept and made it their own by filling the...

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Inspired by the Masters I: Van Gogh - Sunflower Paintings
The students studied the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh and created a painting inspired by his sunflower paintings. Student looked at a vase of real sunflowers and drew them from close observation. Students used thick tempera paint to create Van Gogh's i...

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Inspired by the Masters I: Matisse - Paper Collages
Students studied the life and work of Henri Matisse and created their own abstract collage inspired by "Les Betes de la Mer" ("The Beasts of the Sea"). Students used geometric shapes for their backgrounds and added organic shapes inspired by the sea. 

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Inspired by the Masters I: Kandinsky Abstracts
Students studied the life and art of Wassily Kandinsky and created an abstract composition using geometric shapes and lines. Students tried to create pleasing and balanced compositions with these basic elements and used watercolors to add bold colors to the...

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Inspired by the Masters Workshop: Monet's Impressionist Landscapes
Students studied the art and life of Claude Monet and created their own impressionist landscapes using the stippling technique with acrylic paint on cardboard. Students used landscape photographs for reference. 
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