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Big Bend Elementary
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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Artwork Exhibits - this school year (since July 2014)
 
Dec 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
You will find a surprise inside these wreaths when they come home!
   
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Mini-Masterpieces - 5 (35 artworks)
Dec 2014, 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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Clay Tripods - 1 (58 artworks)
Dec 2014, 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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Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 6th graders recreated a famous painting with colored pencils and researched an artist's life story. They combined t ...
   
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Winter Cardinals - 4 (55 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Oil pastels and tempera paints created some nice contrasting textures on these winter scenes starring cardinals. Please ...
   
 
Dec 2014, 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 ...
   
 
Super Secondary Bugs - K (39 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Nov 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Nov 2014, 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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The Digital Blues - 1 (20 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After the 1st graders finished their painting, we photographed it with the iPad, put it in the Percolator app and made t ...
   
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Our Houses - SDArt (6 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Color "Wheels" - 2 (42 artworks)
Nov 2014, 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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Nov 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using our ColorEffect app on the iPad, the 2nd graders focused in on their favorite color family from their abstract col ...
   
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Desert Cactus - SDArt (6 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Stamping forks with white psint created these spikey cactus needles.
   
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The Big City - SDArt (6 artworks)
Nov 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
This collage of New York City uses a combination of tissue papers and construction paper.
   
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Mountains - SDArt (5 artworks)
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
Who would have thought a tissue and some chalk pastels could make these beautiful mountain ranges?
   
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Oct 2014
I am so proud of these kiddos! They came up with great ideas for the Midnight Magic poster contest! Keep your fingers cr ...
   
 
Leaf Zentangles (85 artworks)
Oct 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These amazing zentangles were created with Sharpie and a LOT of imagination!
   
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Sep 2014, 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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Pop Art Shoes - 3 (44 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 3rd graders were introduced to the life and work of Andy Warhol and his style of Pop Art. They used colored pencils ...
   
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Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The second graders were inspired by autumn as they created these fall apples and Halloween pumpkins with clay.
   
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Sep 2014, 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 2014, 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 ...
   
no artist statements
 
Sep 2014, 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 ...
   
no artist statements
 
European Owls - 6 (63 artworks)
Sep 2014, 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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Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 5th graders created these beautiful paintings of bamboo after learning some basic brush strokes.
   
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Personal Letters - 5 (50 artworks)
Sep 2014, 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 2014, 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 ...
   
 
Mehndi - 3 (51 artworks)
Sep 2014, 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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Pattern Names - 2 (26 artworks)
Sep 2014, 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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Autumn Tree Collage - 1 (52 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using watercolors, tempera paint, stamps and crayons (whew!), the 1st graders made these fall trees.
   
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Suncatchers - SDArt (6 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using a LOT of clear glue and a variety of marbles, beads and gems, we made these stunning suncatchers.
   
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Chalk Prints - SDArt (6 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Can you believe this is just chalk dust, on the surface of water? First, we scraped a piece of chalk with a plastic knif ...
   
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T.A.B. Group - 5th Grade (28 artworks)
Oct 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
TAB, Teaching For Artistic Behaviors, is a small group setting where students can be inspired, choose materials, work th ...
   
 
Autumn Trees - SDArt (5 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These beautiful fall trees were made by stamping with corks.
   
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Autumn Leaves - SDArt (5 artworks)
Sep 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
For our first piece of art, we painted real leaves with paint, flipped them over and used them as a stamp.
   
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Aug 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
All of our SUPER students made a SELF-PORTRAIT using a monochromatic color scheme (which is fancy art talk for "only one ...
   
 
Art from Home (1 artwork)
Oct 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Non-Exhibit Artwork (1 artwork)
Dec 2014
   
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for this school year ... state nation
1553 artworks #15 #401
809 fanclub members #5 #175
276 comments #3 #119
59 artist statements #38 #643
  overall rank #6 #135
counts updated daily, last updated today at 4:12 am
 
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School Awards & Honors
  2013-2014 Leadership Award
Ranked #10 in Wisconsin (#106 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
  2013-2014 Comments Award
Ranked #4 in Wisconsin (#68 in the nation) for comments posted among all schools
  2013-2014 Leadership Award
Ranked #9 in Wisconsin (#97 in the nation) for overall participation among elementary schools
  2013-2014 Fan Clubs Award
Ranked #9 in Wisconsin (#165 in the nation) for fan club signups among elementary schools
  2013-2014 Comments Award
Ranked #4 in Wisconsin (#59 in the nation) for comments posted among elementary schools
view all awards (72 awards in all)
 
Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Quinn2073
awarded on 12/16/2014
 Sofia710
awarded on 12/17/2014
 Sadie2159
awarded on 11/27/2014
 Zoey1760
awarded on 11/14/2014
 Carson3982
awarded on 11/21/2014
view all awards (331 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Matthew, your owl turned out great! This is definitely one to be framed. Love you.
left for Matthew7517
Morga, I love all of the different colors you used! Great running shoes. I love you. -- Tammy
left for Morgan8877
Lauren, your artwork is beautiful! You think you can't draw but I couldn't disagree more! You are a GREAT young artist and I love ALL of your artwork! Love, Mom, Dad and Michael too -- Michelle
left for Lauren14636
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Recent artist statements ...
I liked using little pieces of cardboards, Q-tips and oil pastel and paints.
written by Ellie1594
I like that he crawls and climbs.
written by Sadie2159
I like this because it's fun and colorful!
written by Sadie2159
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