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Cowles Elementary School

Des Moines, Iowa
Welcome to our visual arts gallery on Artsonia. Thank you for visiting and supporting the arts. Thank you for utilizing Artsonia! I hope it allows you to share your child's artwork with family and friends. Leaving comments for your children about their artwork is a great way to boost their pride in their hard work. If you choose to purchase items with your child's artwork it does two amazing things, it shows your children how much you love their art and provides the art program with a little extra funding for the art program. Thank you for your support.
  
School Gallery
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Artwork Projects - this school year (since July 2015)
 
Selective color (27 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
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May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
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Moving People (1 artwork)
May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Shape Friends (36 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Zines (3 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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no artist statements
 
The Scribble (79 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Based on the book Frankencrayon.
   
 
Frankencrayon (1 artwork)
Apr 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Self-Portrait (23 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Kara Dare
This is a choice artwork. Students planned media and techniques.
   
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My Many Colored Days (56 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Clay Weaving (19 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Rollercoaster (6 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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no artist statements
 
Spring Wripped Paper (16 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Artist Trading Cards (20 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Fish Weaving (29 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Falling (24 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Shape Perspective (27 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Tessellations (20 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Value Words (23 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Color Wheel (11 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Middle School Clay (39 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Practice It (4 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Middle School Drawing & Painting, focus on one thing for multiple drawings.
   
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Frame It (2 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Middle School Painting & Drawing Class, only draw what you see in the frame.
   
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Perspective (25 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Middle School Drawing & Painting Class, 1 pt. perspective.
   
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Grid Drawing (8 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Middle School Painting & Drawing Class
   
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Puzzled (4 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
Middle School Painting and Drawing Class artwork cut into puzzled pieces each piece is different medium then the artwork ...
   
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Symmetrical Shapes (47 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Dot Art (30 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Symmetrical Hearts (38 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Unity Collage (38 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Feb 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Zebra Stripes (33 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Wire Animals (36 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Roll a Snowman (2 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
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Definitions (17 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Watercolor snowflake (29 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no comments
 
Snowflake Texture (85 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Snowmen at Night (67 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Texture Sculpture (91 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Inspired by Frank Stella, these textured slabs were rebuilt to create a sculpture.
   
 
Thankful Lights (39 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Winter Texture Print (19 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
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Fall Trees (31 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Mittens (41 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Clay Leaf (39 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Paper Sculpture (58 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Object Sculpture (88 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Leaf Lines (52 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Kindergarteners used oil pastel to draw a leaf with patterns and repeating lines. They painted with a watered tempera p ...
   
no artist statements
 
Fall watercolor (64 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Sugar Skulls (48 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Colors of Me (69 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Color mixing and using sentances as art.
   
 
Scarecrows (42 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
This was a multi-step process for the Kindergarteners. They collaborated to make painted papers with many colors and te ...
   
no artist statements
 
Name Tangles (39 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
The letters of the artists name make the string line for their Zentangle. They had the choice to use markers or oil pas ...
   
 
Color Lines (41 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Mouse Paint (41 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
no artist statements
 
Crazy Color Animals (76 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Artists will draw the contour line of an animal and divide the paper into six parts. Either the animal will be warm or ...
   
 
Zentangles (220 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Graffiti Names (119 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
 
Core Art (67 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Core Art class projects.
   
 
Family Portrait (71 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Kara Dare
Each year students draw a family portrait with little instruction given, this allows us to see their natural growth as a ...
   
 
Aug 2015, taught by Kara Dare
no description provided
   
Artwork Projects - last school year (July 2014 - June 2015)
Artwork Projects - 2 years ago (July 2013 - June 2014)
Artwork Projects - 3 years ago (July 2012 - June 2013)
Artwork Projects - 4 years ago (July 2011 - June 2012)
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  school visitors!
Activity this school year (since July 2015)
2657 published artworks 296 comments
 
367 artist statements 612 artist fans
Counts are updated at the beginning of each day.
This is an NAEA-member school
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Announcements
2015-2016 Artsonia Fundraiser!
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School Awards & Honors
  2014-2015 Statements Award
Ranked #10 in Iowa (#389 in the nation) for artist statements collected among elementary schools
  2013-2014 Statements Award
Ranked #10 in Iowa (#271 in the nation) for artist statements collected among middle schools
view all awards (2 awards in all)
 
Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Greta179
awarded on 5/18/2016
 Miriam602
awarded on 2/15/2016
 Oliver2249
awarded on 11/4/2015
 Julia11292
awarded on 12/6/2015
 Ari222
awarded on 12/24/2015
view all awards (294 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Fantastic job, Mitch! How fun that you are learning to use the pottery wheel?? -- Stephanie
left for Mitchell1895
I love the forced perspective photography! -- Papa
left for Kian299
Oh, wow - this looks gorgeous - I'm sure it is even more impressive to see it in person! Great job, Greta! -- Grandma Nancy
left for Greta179
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Recent artist statements ...
Ivy uttc
written by Connor7865
UNLEASH THE DRAGON!
written by Xander746
It can be turned upside down and used as a paper weight. I made the inside by mixing all the glaze I didn't use.
written by Arwen23
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