Big Bend Elementary

Big Bend, Wisconsin
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Artwork Projects - this school year (since July 2015)
 
May 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
Piet Mondrian made stunning paintings using just straight lines and primary colors - just like these amazing students!
   
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May 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These small recreations of famous paintings look perfect on the museum walls, by using our SuperImpose app.
   
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4 - Watercolor Weaving (19 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These two paintings will be cut up and woven back together.
   
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Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These are the six pieces that were chosen by our PTO to be framed and hung in the Big Bend hallways for years to come. ...
   
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1 - Fantastic Frogs (19 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our 1st graders learned about the swamps of North America while finding out about the difference between foreground and ...
   
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6 - Clay Flower Tiles (51 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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1 - Poetry Paintings (13 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 1st graders wrote poems in their classrooms and then illustrated the poems in Art class.
   
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2 - Oil Pastel Gardens (2 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Oil pastels and watercolors make these snails look so colorful.
   
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4 - Chalk Pastel Insects (20 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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1 - Stink Bugs (11 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 1st graders stinky feet inspired these imaginary bugs! We used what we know about about pattern and watercolor resi ...
   
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3 - Pointillism (21 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Third graders explored the work of French painter Georges Seurat, and learned about pointillism, optical mixing, complem ...
   
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5 - Op Art (32 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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K - Rainbow Lines (39 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After painting HORIZONTAL lines, we cut fancy VERTICAL lines to create these colorful paintings.
   
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K - Castle with Sun (43 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs, Kratochvil
Paul Klee made a colorful painting called "Castle with Sun" and this is our collage version.
   
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2 - Musical Matisse (16 artworks)
May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These cut-paper collages were inspired by the French artist, Henri Matisse who made a series of collages around his love ...
   
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May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using oil pastels and our warm/cool colors, each kindergartner made a LOVEly collage.
   
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May 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Each student made a handful of flowers for this large bouquet. We used shaving cream and watercolors to create the marbl ...
   
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Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Primary Colors! Secondary Colors! We love colorful butterflies in first grade!
   
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5 - Op Art ... Part 2 (6 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
Some 5th graders had extra time and completed an extra Op Art project that tricks the eyes. Way to put in extra effort!! ...
   
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Legacy Project 2016 (63 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Each year, our 6th graders leave Big Bend a piece of artwork. This year, their work will be staying adding color and tex ...
   
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6 - Silk Painting (61 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT!
   
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6 - Futurism (61 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The 6th graders made two projects for the art show. For this piece, they used oil pastels to create F ...
   
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5 - Sports Mandalas (55 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The 5th graders learned about the Tibetan art of mandalas as they created these sporty drawings that ...
   
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4 - Athletes in Action (60 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Our 4th graders began with drawing a dynamic pose, showing their chosen sport. After cutting out mult ...
   
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3 - Pop Art Shoes (44 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Pop Art was a style of art in the 1960’s and artists like Andy Warhol drew objects that were POPular ...
   
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2 - Cubism Equipment (60 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The 2nd graders started out in the computer lab to find a variety of images of sports equipment. Afte ...
   
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1 - Sports Circles (61 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The first graders learned how to make circles with a compass and then learned how to draw all differe ...
   
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Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The kindergartners painted an Olympic Flag and then made a cut-paper collage of a spectator watching ...
   
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Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The Olympic Flag and the Olympic Torch are two traditions we learned about in Specially Designed Art.
   
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Art Show PREVIEW (10 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Sports, sports and more sports! Whether you like to play sports, watch your favorite athlete or cheer on your #1 team, t ...
   
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Apr 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After stamping lines with cardboard pieces, we filled in our shapes with watercolor paints.
   
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Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The third graders were a little surprised when I said we were going to rip up their beautiful watercolor paintings! But ...
   
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Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These beautiful bouquets of flowers were inspired by Pablo Picasso's "Hands with Flowers".
   
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K - Chalk Pastel Gardens (42 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These spring drawings used chalk pastels, crayons and colored pencils. Ask your favorite kindergartner where they used e ...
   
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4 - Amazing Cakes (59 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After learning about ellipses and vertical lines, we made these amazing cakes with oil pastels and watercolors.
   
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2 - Spheres in Space (57 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Glue...chalk pastels...glitter pens!! So much fun learning about outerspace and how put a highlight and shadow on a sphe ...
   
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5 - Keith Haring (40 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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SDArt - Line Zebras (5 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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K - Rainbows (34 artworks)
Apr 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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K - Rainy Day Portraits (38 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
This is our second project in our weather unit. These rainy day portraits are made with crayons and watercolor.
   
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2 - Monet's Bridge (51 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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K - Eric Carle Suns (41 artworks)
Mar 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We used hand-painted papers to create this collage of a sun, in the style of author/illustrator Eric Carle. Check out ...
   
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Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
As we finish our month of activities focused on SHAPES, we made a sculpture out of toothpicks and grapes. Some of us ate ...
   
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Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Shape Rockets (6 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Ladybugs (5 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Melted Cups (7 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Can you believe these used to be drinking cups? Now, they are beautiful suncatchers! Want to try this at home? Here are ...
   
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SDArt - Wind Socks (4 artworks)
Feb 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We used a watercolor and crayon resist to make this colorful alphabet like American painter, Jasper Johns.
   
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Jim Dine Hearts (26 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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6th Grade Field Trip (17 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
Some pictures from our trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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4 - Clay Fish (57 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These stunning sunrises were created with watercolors and...blue painter's tape! Ask your 4th grader how they made this ...
   
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3 - Woven Cups (35 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The third graders learned how to make a functional sculpture out of yarn! They used a paper cup, oodles of yarn and even ...
   
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2 - Loom Weaving (59 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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1 - Colorful Cupcakes (49 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The first graders carved into styrofoam to make this picture of a delicious cupcake. Then, using white ink, they made a ...
   
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2 - Four Feeling Faces (38 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We learned about the proportions of the human face and how to add cartoon features to show different emotions.
   
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1 - Cezanne's Apples (59 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our first graders learned about the French painter, Paul Cezanne, and how he created many still-life paintings that incl ...
   
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5 - Bird Bells (53 artworks)
Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These adorable sculptures started out as a simple pinch pot.
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using paper plates and dried peas, we made these texture turtles.
   
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4 - Radial Symmetry (60 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Shanahan's Coffee Shop in Mukwonago donated a huge pile of cardboard to the Art Room and we used it for this printmaking ...
   
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3 - Snowy Prints (36 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our third graded completed this printmaking unit with white ink, styrofoam and colored pencils. Great job!
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The sixth graders became Alphabet Detectives and looked high and low for hidden letters on a digital photography unit. ...
   
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Jan 2016, taught by Amy Kratochvil
This month we will focus on TEXTURE. These squares were made with cardboard, yarn, foil and colored Sharpies.
   
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6 - Home Is... (57 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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6 - Notan (36 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Notan is a Japanese design concept that balances dark and light, positive and negative space. Here's a great video that ...
   
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SDArt - Potato Prints (6 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
This collection of ornaments were made by stamping potatoes!
   
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Abstract Evergreens (46 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Art Room Stools (8 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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SDArt - Evergreens (6 artworks)
Dec 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
This month we are focusing on the Element of Art called VALUE. These evergreen trees have three values if green tempera ...
   
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Nov 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Known as the "Dessert Painter", Wayne Thiebaud was a Pop Artist from the 1950s. Our third graders were inspired by Thieb ...
   
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1 - Polar Bears (54 artworks)
Nov 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These adorable polar bears were made by our 1st graders using chalk pastels.
   
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1 - Clay Tripods (58 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The first graders learned that the "tri" part of the word tripod means three and that "pod" means feet. They used metall ...
   
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2 - Color Families (53 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Do you know the: primary colors, secondary colors, warm colors, cool colors, and a tint/shade family? The 2nd graders do ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using our ColorEffect app on the iPads, the 2nd graders focused in on their favorite color family from their abstract co ...
   
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1- The Digital Blues (60 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After the 1st graders finished their painting, they photographed it with the iPad, put it in the Percolator app and made ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our first graders have the blues! Every tint and shade of blue, that is! They learned the correct way to hold a ruler to ...
   
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3 - Clay Coil Pots (44 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Third graders did a great job rolling all these coils and glazing these ceramic vessels.
   
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4 - Winter Cardinals (52 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Oil pastels and tempera paints created some nice contrasting textures on these winter scenes starring cardinals. Please ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
By earning 1,000 B.A.R.K.S. Bucks, each of our students participated in an "art-in" and decorated these sticks for a col ...
   
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6 - Abstract Hands (51 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Give these kids a hand!!! They did a great job creating an abstract painting and then camouflaging their hand into the f ...
   
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2 - Spooky Spiders (43 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Dot markers and coffee filters were used to make this colorful garden.
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
This month, we are focusing on the Art Element of COLOR - these rainbows were created after sorting all the shapes by co ...
   
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SDArt - Rainbow Fish (6 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These fish were made by stamping CELERY into fish scales!
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These dragonflies are flying all over our papers in a zigzag pattern!
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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5 - Mini-Masterpieces (54 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After choosing a postcard of a famous, or not-so-famous, painting - the 5th graders recreated it on Shrinky Dink plastic ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
We used texture plates and crayons to make a colorful quilt for this sleeping baby. When talking about this art, you c ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 5th graders created these beautiful paintings of bamboo after learning some basic brush strokes from Chinese charact ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 4th graders learned about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and his many paintings that included sunflowers. Us ...
   
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5th Grade T.A.B Group (69 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
TAB, Teaching For Artistic Behaviors, is a small group setting where students can be inspired, choose materials, work th ...
   
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Oct 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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SDArt - Line Painting (7 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
After using 5 pieces of tape, we painted with sponge daubers. After pulling off the tape, we had a colorful piece of abs ...
   
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SDArt - Spiders (7 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These adorable spiders will be on display at the Mukwonago Area Public Schools Education Foundation event on October 25t ...
   
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2 - Clay Pockets (59 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Miss Goebel
The second graders made clay slabs which they turned into pockets. To the pockets they added leaves that they made by pr ...
   
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3 - Tissue Paper Boats (42 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Miss Goebel
The third graders created unique seascapes using two different tissue paper techniques to make the water and sky separat ...
   
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6 - European Owls (58 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our 6th graders traveled to the taiga biome of Europe and discovered a great variety of owls. The owl's feathery textur ...
   
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5 - Personal Letters (44 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The fifth graders chose an initial and filled it up with their personal interests, hobbies, and favorite things. They us ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These monsters were created with only three colors of tempera paint. The 4th graders had to be really creative as they m ...
   
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3 - Mehndi (27 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After learning about the Indian tradition of "mehndi", the third graders used patterns and designs to create these marke ...
   
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2 - Pattern Names (51 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Pattern, pattern and more patterns! Whew! The second graders were busy learning how to make "bubble" letters and how to ...
   
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1 - Autumn Tree Collage (53 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using watercolors, tempera paint, stamps and crayons (whew!), the 1st graders made these fall trees.
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners create an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year. Each page focuses on an ar ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
International Dot Day is September 15, 2015 and it's a day to celebrate creativity and collaboration. Each of our stude ...
   
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Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Chalk Stars (8 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These starry nights were created with stencils and paper shapes.
   
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SDArt - Circle Trees (7 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Name Squares (6 artworks)
Sep 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Picking up these itty bitty squares was a challenge and our kids did a great job making their names!
   
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Art from Home (14 artworks)
Oct 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Activity this school year (since July 2015)
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School Awards & Honors
  2014-2015 Leadership Award
Ranked #9 in Wisconsin (#143 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
  2014-2015 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #7 in Wisconsin (#244 in the nation) for fan club signups among all schools
  2014-2015 Comments Award
Ranked #3 in Wisconsin (#77 in the nation) for comments posted among all schools
  2014-2015 Leadership Award
Ranked #7 in Wisconsin (#120 in the nation) for overall participation among elementary schools
  2014-2015 Art Publishing Award
Ranked #10 in Wisconsin (#188 in the nation) for art published among elementary schools
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Abbie922
awarded on 5/25/2016
 Owen2841
awarded on 4/17/2016
 Mary5629
awarded on 11/24/2015
 Quinn2073
awarded on 12/12/2015
 Gavin4107
awarded on 11/23/2015
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Good job on all the artwork. I really liked the "spheres in space" picture. Keep up the great work! -- Louie
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Very good work on all of your artwork this year. I enjoyed looking at them all and look forward to more. -- Louie
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This is really cool. -- Michele
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