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Category: Middle School

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Jul

2017

Southwestern Cacti

A colorful cacti painting project inspired by the muted desert colors of the Southwest!

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Mar

2017

Lighthouse Collagraph Printmaking Project

North Carolina coastal lighthouses were the inspiration in this amazing printmaking project!

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Jul

2016

Kaleidoscope Mandala Collagraphs // Art Summer Camp Projects

These mind-blowingly beautiful Kaleidoscope Mandala Collagraphs  were created in one of our Tween & Teen camps. After studying the geometric symmetry of mandalas and radial designs, they cut and glued layers of very thin foam on large round poster board circles to create their printing plates.  The foam makes a perfect material for collagraphs, but […]

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May

2016

Bicycle Illustrations

We’re showcasing some of some of our favorite projects from the “archives” this month: one of our favorites are these bicycle illustrations. Can you  believe our middle schoolers did these in our art studio one week? Have you ever tried to draw a bicycle? Try it!! It’s challenging!  We thought we knew how everything fit together, but in […]

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Feb

2016

Geometric Gemstones

Faceted hearts!

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Jan

2016

Kim Welling Inspired Shadow Boxes

Pictures tell the most beautiful stories.

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Nov

2015

Back, Middle, and Foreground Art Project & Skill Development

Students in our 9-14 yr. old classes practiced their Back, Middle, and Foreground Art Project & Skill Development with this watercolor pencil drawing project. You will fall in love with these beautiful pieces of art just as quickly as we did. We included a mat board picture frame as a fun design element in the composition. We […]

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Nov

2015

Winter Vegetables Acrylic Still Life Study

Hearty winter vegetables were the inspiration for last week’s Winter Vegetables Acrylic Still Life Study in our 9-14 yr. old classes. We loved the muted colors and earthy textures of these vegetables!  We selected root veggies like beets, carrots, turnips, & rutabaga, as well as a fennel & rich-colored egg plan (which, surprisingly, no one selected […]

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Jan

2014

Kristy Patterson Inspired Illustrated Book Pages

These beautifully illustrated mixed media vintage book pages were repurposed from an old Louisa May Alcott book!

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Dec

2013

Tween + Teen Art Class Highlights

See these fabulous masterpieces created in our older 9-14yr. old classes in recent weeks!

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