Student Art Exhibit

During the 2012/2013 school year I worked with Groner Elementary 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders, All Saints Elementary 6th graders and 5-12 year-olds in Kateri Parks Get Artsy program. The projects included lessons in, minds-eye drawing distinguishing the difference from thinking of an object in your mind, imagination and observational drawing from a reference source or actual observation. Graphics were created on panel for the 6th grade Byzantine Icon art using sharpie marker and acrylic paint. Charcoal vines, pencils, kneaded eraser, blending stomp and a variety of found objects were the primary materials for drawing on a variety of papers and pizza boxes. The highlight of the work is always avobout the process and journey for me and I stress this to my students: process over product. But the final product for many of these students was an art exhibit on the 3rd floor of the Beaverton City Hall, The show is up through the end of August and worth the visit! Their show coincides with Northwest Neighbors Who Are We? an exhibit of 11 of my paintings funded by an Artistic Focus Grant Award from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. July 19th I chaperoned four Kateri Park students to visit their art, see the fountain at the Beaverton Library and get an ice cream sundae before returning home.

Four students visittheir art exhibit and one students gets the surprise of her work on a pizza box marked SOLD!

Four students visit their art exhibit and one student gets the surprise of her work on a pizza box marked SOLD!

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