2015/2016

Looking forward to a fantastic year at VRES

    
 

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6th Grade Radial Designs

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Sixth graders created radial designs that expressed a personal interest. Many chose symbols that represented their favorite season, sport, or subject in school but mostly they worked on using the principles of design to create radial balance. Nicely done sixth graders!

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Grade 5: Castle sculptures!

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Fifth graders created these amazing castle sculptures after learning several clay techniques. To begin, students were given a slab of clay- which is a flat piece of clay. They used clay tools to subtract windows and doors, making sure to save their extra clay for details like drawbridges and moats.

After the basic shape was determined, students formed their slabs into cylinders and welded the seam. They incised bricks/stones onto the surface to make their castles more realistic.

We fired the finished sculptures and then they used black, white, and silver colors to paint their castles.

Great job 5th grade!

Come to the Art Walk this Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm

 

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Our annual Art Walk is this Thursday, June 12th, from 5:00-7:00pm.  Students have worked so hard preparing artwork for this exhibit. Please bring the whole family as artwork from grades K-6th will be represented.  There will also be ice cream served in the cafeteria.  Yum!  

The image above is a sneak peak from one of our sculpture displays……How cool are these 1st grade donuts?

I hope to see you there!

Mrs.Custer

Westfield Pyramid Art Show

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Tonight is our annual Westfield Pyramid Art Show!!!  This is a great exhibit showcasing area elementary schools, and our middle and high school.  I cannot wait for the community to see the wonderful work created by our young artists.

See you tonight!

Mrs. Custer

Stitching!!!!

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We just wrapped up a challenging unit on stitchery! Stitchery in the elementary art room includes using several yarn/needle techniques on a piece of burlap, or in some cases- a loom. Second grade created a butterfly. Third graders made weavings on a cardboard loom. Fourth grade created circle weavings on a paper plate loom (not pictured). Fifth grade stitched animals on burlap. And sixth graders are still working hard on their coil baskets. I can’t wait to share images of those!!!!

Great job overcoming this difficult media!!