Category Archives: student activity

Foundations of Art Portraits

It’s that time of year when Foundations of Art portraits add vivid colors to Main Street. This time, students were challenged with painting the portrait of their friends, family or pets. Opening up the project parameters resulted in exciting work. … Continue reading

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The Power of Mark Making

Within the scattering of marks brainstorming and image generation is taking place.  This mark making process challenged students to start with making marks without any predetermined idea or reference image to use. Hopefully, a cohesive composition is left behind. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Still Life Compositions with a Personal Touch

Art Portfolio and Drawing and Painting students have a big reason to celebrate as they have just conquered their own still life compositions. They were tasked to assemble objects that speak to their personality, heritage or even just a collection … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar – RMLD Art Contest

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“Apple A Day” Drawings

To help warm up Drawing and Painting and Art Portfolio students, we recently created quick, two-class length drawings of apples. This was an exercise in patience and careful observation. This drawing assignment challenged students to look closely at apples. Beyond … Continue reading

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Line Landscapes from Foundations

Foundations of Art students have recently showcased their first major projects.  “Line Landscapes” are on display on Main Street. Students recreated a landscape – either a place they’ve been or want to go and could only use lines and patterns. … Continue reading

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What a Show!

Thank you to the terrific NR Visual Arts team for making the Annual District Art Show such a success. The reception included hundreds of the finest, most creative art pieces from all grade levels. In addition to the art, those … Continue reading

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