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Sixth grade students are making  scratch boards using oil pastels and India ink. After their new drawing surfaces are dry, students will fill their designs with ancient motifs and Christian symbols.
Each eighth grade student chose one of Chris Van Allsburg's illustrations from his book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The students are using Van Allsburg's detailed, sometimes surrealistic drawings as inspiration for their own illustrations and stories. Portions of several students' drawings may be viewed in my photo album.
Second grade students are designing vases. By using slightly curved lines, their vases look rounded. They gained plenty of ideas from Cincinnati artists Maria Longworth Nichols Storer and Mary Louise McLaughlin. They also looked at photos taken inside the present day Rookwood Pottery Studios.
Fifth grade students are working on their interpretations of Vincent Van Gogh's Undergrowth With Two Figures. The students are experimenting with oil pastels, creating an illusion of depth and setting the scene for two characters who are walking through the woods.
Second grade students compared Maria Longworth Nichols Storer's Aladdin vase to Mary Louise Mclaughin's Ali Baba vase. They also looked at a variety of Rookwood pottery in the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection via the Google art project and museum view. As students began designing their own vases, they decided to share their ideas on the chalkboard. 
Fourth grade students are practicing their observation skills as they draw flowers during art class. They are dissecting and and identifying the same type of flowers during science class.
First grade students illustrated In A Dark, Dark Wood. Open the doors to their haunted houses if you dare. You may even find some secret rooms.
This week the kindergarten students created symmetrical robot collages. Look in my photo album for more pictures.
The fifth grade students visited the Cincinnati Art Museum this past Friday. They explored the museum for about two hours and saw only a small portion of the 10,000 objects in the museum's permanent collection. Their visit coincided with a novel that the students read earlier this fall.