Christopher Columbus Charter School South
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Artwork Exhibits - this school year (since July 2014)
 
7th soft sculpture (12 artworks)
May 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
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5th face jugs (34 artworks)
May 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students were inspired by Dave the Potter and African American potters of the South who would make face jugs to scare aw ...
   
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May 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students viewed the progression of patterns in Navajo weaving from simple stripes to bright eyedazzlers.They learned how ...
   
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May 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
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5th Monument sculptures (31 artworks)
May 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
5th graders viewed The Robert Shaw Memorial and the Statue of Liberty as well as monuments from our local area to learn ...
   
 
7th surrealist collage (30 artworks)
Apr 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students analyzed works by Magritte, Dali, and Tanning to identify characteristics of Surrealist artwork. They used maga ...
   
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6th Art of the Kano (52 artworks)
Apr 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned about Japanese Kano artists who used black ink and gold leaf to paint fans, screens, and doors for the ...
   
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Apr 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned how to carve a 2 layer reduction print inspired by Japanese woodcuts. They designed an animal image, ca ...
   
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7th portrait busts (70 artworks)
Mar 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students viewed portrait bust sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Albert Giacometti. They learned about additive and subtrac ...
   
 
6th Roman fresco (36 artworks)
Mar 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned about the Roman fresco murals of Pompeii. They created a plaster fragment by covering a torn piece of c ...
   
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collaborations (1 artwork)
Mar 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
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5th international stamps (33 artworks)
Feb 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students drew the name of a city and country out of a box and then researched their location on a map, found a landmark, ...
   
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8th pop art self portrait (100 artworks)
Feb 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students have been studying works by Rauschenburg and Warhol. They created an 18x24 inch background collage inspired by ...
   
 
Feb 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students studied the art of Ancient Greece. They designed a symmetrical vase form based on typical Greek vases. They use ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
7th graders learned about the Impressionist art movement. They explored color mixing techniques in various media includi ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students in 5th grade learned how to make a monoprint by drawing with marker on plexiglass and then pulling a print by r ...
   
 
portfolio prep (19 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
students attended weekly portfolio prep sessions during their lunch/recess in order to prepare for Creative and Perform ...
   
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6th Egyptian tomb walls (22 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
As an extension of our Egyptian art study, students imagined what the walls of their pyramid tomb would look like and pa ...
   
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5th vanitas still life (32 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned about Renaissance-era artworks and their use of mathematics to create realistic space. They were introd ...
   
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6th Egyptian portraits (66 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned how Ancient Egyptians depicted the figure, and traced their profile silhouette to begin a self portrait ...
   
 
7th variety still life (36 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned to use a viewfinder to compose a still-life. Like artist Giorgio Morandi, they explored different compo ...
   
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Dec 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
After studying pop artist, Claes Oldenburg, and contemporary fiber artist, Kay Healy, students selected an everyday obje ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students looked at MC Escher and Polly Apfelbaum. They learned to make a special pattern called a tessellation, and crea ...
   
 
7th charcoal toys (65 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students experimented with drawing value in charcoal and using their eraser to pull out highlights. They learned about c ...
   
 
6th clay textured tiles (44 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students looked at textured tile work of local artist Isaiah Zagar, contrasting his work with the Islamic tiles we learn ...
   
 
8th subconscious maps (9 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Sadie Spadaro, Tyler intern
students let their subconscious take over as they drew over the roads and rivers of their maps. after s period of random ...
   
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7th Lego still life (63 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned how to draw cubes and prisms in two point perspective and applied their knowledge to drawing Lego sculp ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students explored strategies used in advertising to catch the eye and persuade the viewer. They then learned about the c ...
   
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Oct 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned about traditionally Islamic tile designs that use geometric shapes to create an overall pattern. They d ...
   
 
5th rainbow mandala (35 artworks)
Oct 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned how to mix primaries to make secondary colors. Then they created a foam plate with a variety of lines a ...
   
 
7th names in perspective (71 artworks)
Oct 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
Students learned how to use 1 point perspective. They learned to use the space rules of placement overlap and value to m ...
   
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Sep 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
students learned about symmetry used in artworks around the world. they designed a square using their name and learned h ...
   
 
8th name stabile (77 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
students reviewed the elements of art and created a paper sculpture inspired by the stabiles of Alexander Calder.
   
 
5th code names (34 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Marie Elcin
inspired by Ellsworth Kelly's randomabstract I images, students collaged their name in contrast colors, then measured a ...
   
Artwork Exhibits - last school year (July 2013 - June 2014)
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Artwork Exhibits - 5 years ago (July 2009 - June 2010)
Artwork Exhibits - 6 years ago (July 2008 - June 2009)
Artwork Exhibits - 7 years ago (July 2007 - June 2008)
Artwork Exhibits - 8 years ago (July 2006 - June 2007)
Artwork Exhibits - 9 years ago (July 2005 - June 2006)
Artwork Exhibits - 11 years ago (July 2003 - June 2004)
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for this school year ... state nation
1588 artworks #39 #1274
203 fanclub members #75 #2188
55 comments #84 #2396
857 artist statements #6 #150
  overall rank #51 #1416
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School Awards & Honors
  2007-2008 Leadership Award
Ranked #3 in Pennsylvania (#112 in the nation) for overall participation among middle schools
  2007-2008 Art Publishing Award
Ranked #8 in Pennsylvania (#167 in the nation) for art published among middle schools
  2007-2008 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania (#54 in the nation) for fan club signups among middle schools
  2007-2008 Comments Award
Ranked #5 in Pennsylvania (#143 in the nation) for comments posted among middle schools
  2006-2007 Leadership Award
Ranked #5 in Pennsylvania (#163 in the nation) for overall participation among middle schools
view all awards (32 awards in all)
 
Student Hall of Fame
Shown are the students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 edward2142
awarded on 12/28/2014
 Mason9799
awarded on 12/13/2014
view all awards (265 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Mason, I really like this art work. You've become a regular artist. Keep up the good work.
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Great Job Anthony! Love, Mom & DaD! ??
left for Anthony11572
Awesome!!!!! -- Aunt Kathy
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Recent artist statements ...
I made my creature with eyes, a mouth, a body, and arms. I didn't make legs.
written by Skyla220
My figure has a pink body with light pink eyes, a little yellow nose, and a red mouth. It has 2 floppy hands.
written by Payton2014
My monster has a triangle shaped body with a trapezoid mouth and a circle like eye. It has two rectangle shaped arms. It has no legs and moves by slithering.
written by Matthew17810
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