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Budnik

3D Water Lilies

Ms. Budnik's class looked at the works of Monet and explored painting textures with poured paint and spoons. They observed the anatomy of a lily flower and worked with watercolors, blending two colors to create the petals. Oil pastels were used for the lily pad and the sculpture was finished layering the pieces together.

Artist Inspiration:
Claude Monet

Literary Connection:
"Katie and the Waterlily Pond"
-James Mayhew

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Schneller

Quilted Flowers

During Black History month students in Ms. Schneller's class learned about the artist Alma Thomas and used her technique of repetition and concentric circles as inspiration for their collage. They learned about creating contrast by studying the color wheel and choosing warm or cool colors for background and foreground. 

Artist Inspiration:
Alma Thomas

Literary Connection:
"Perfect Square"
-Michael Hall

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Bucvar/Moeler

Geometric Collage

Students in Ms. Buckvar and
Ms. Moerler's class observed the minimalistic style of shape and line Pablo Picasso used in his flower paintings. They studied the anatomy of a flower and layered a variety of cut, painted
paper to create their flower compositions. Permanent markers were used to create contrasting lines. 

Artist Inspiration:
Pablo Picasso

Literary Connection:
"The Curious Garden"
-Peter Brown

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Zepeda

Chalk Prints

Students in Ms. Zepeda's class explored two artists to create their chalk prints. They mimicked Monet's short brush strokes by layering chalk for their backgrounds. Andy Warhol
and his printmaking techniques was the inspiration for their flowers. Students etched their designs in styrofoam plates
and printed with ink.

Artist Inspiration:
Claude Monet, Andy Warhol

Literary Connection:
"Rose's Garden"
-Peter H. Reynolds

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Thompson

Geometric Collage

Students in Ms. Thompson's class observed the minimalistic style of shape and line Pablo Picasso used in his flower paintings. They studied the anatomy of a flower and layered a variety of cut, painted paper
to create their flower compositions. Permanent markers were used to create contrasting lines. 

Artist Inspiration:
Pablo Picasso

Literary Connection:
"The Curious Garden"
-Peter Brown

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Harmon

Quilted Flowers

During Black History month students in Ms. Harmon's class learned about the artist Alma Thomas and used her technique of repetition and concentric circles as inspiration for their collage. They learned about creating contrast by studying the color wheel and choosing warm or cool colors for background and foreground. 

Artist Inspiration:
Alma Thomas

Literary Connection:
"Perfect Square"
-Michael Hall

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Rodriguez

3D Water Lilies

Ms. Rodriguez's class looked at the works of Monet and explored painting textures with poured paint and spoons. They observed the anatomy of a lily flower and worked with watercolors, blending two colors to create the petals. Oil pastels were used for the lily pad and the sculpture was finished layering the pieces together.

Artist Inspiration:
Claude Monet

Literary Connection:
"Katie and the Waterlily Pond"
-James Mayhew