Big Bend Elementary
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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Artwork Exhibits - this school year (since July 2014)
 
Jan 2015, taught by Amy Kratochvil
The kindergartners have been learning about different types of lines. Please ask them to show you their "Line Ninja" mov ...
   
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Jan 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Besides the art we make for our Art Book, we sometimes have time for extra projects. This cut-paper collage was inspired ...
   
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Jan 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 co ...
   
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Perspective - 5 (43 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
After learning about perspective, vanishing points and converging lines, the 5th graders took all that knowledge and mad ...
   
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Cock-a-Doodle Cubism - 4 (15 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The fourth graders learned about Picasso's many rooster paintings and tried their hand at Cubism, whil ...
   
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Rainbow Fish - SDArt (4 artworks)
Jan 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Rainbow Fish is a story about the joy of sharing. We each made our own fish and then shared all the colorful scales with ...
   
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Cezanne's Apples - 1 (55 artworks)
Jan 2015, 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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Dec 2014, taught by Amy 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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Abstract Art - 6 (57 artworks)
Jan 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 ...
   
 
Jan 2015, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Just paper and glue make these adorable snowmen!
   
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Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
A paper plate, a paper bowl, and oodles of cotton balls were used to create these portraits of polar bears.
   
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Dec 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
You will find a surprise inside these wreaths when they come home!
   
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Mmmmm...Hot Cocoa - 3 (52 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our third graded completed this printmaking unit with white ink, styrofoam and colored pencils. Great job!
   
 
"Home is..." - 6 (46 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
While integrating a Language Arts lesson, the 6th graders created these stunning value drawings of their homes. They wor ...
   
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Mini-Masterpieces - 5 (48 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 ...
   
 
Clay Coil Pots - 3 (56 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Third graders did a great job rolling all these coils and glazing these ceramic vessels.
   
 
Radial Symmetry - 4 (57 artworks)
Dec 2014, 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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Line Lions - 1 (56 artworks)
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our first graders made these lions completely out of lines - straight lines, zig zag lines, curved lines! Tempera paint ...
   
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Four Feeling Faces - 2 (24 artworks)
Dec 2014, 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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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 ...
   
 
The Digital Blues - 1 (52 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 ...
   
 
Dec 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We mixed our Secondary Colors (orange, green, purple) by stamping pool noodles all over three papers. Then, we took thos ...
   
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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 ...
   
 
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 (86 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 ...
   
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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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European Owls - 6 (65 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 (36 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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for this school year ... state nation
2315 artworks #12 #248
838 fanclub members #6 #193
374 comments #3 #112
71 artist statements #39 #683
  overall rank #6 #123
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Announcements
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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
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Olivia3966
awarded on 1/26/2015
 John16756
awarded on 1/22/2015
 Ellie1594
awarded on 11/13/2014
 Brooklyn1170
awarded on 12/22/2014
 Jeremiah3869
awarded on 11/14/2014
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Recent visitor comments ...
Reese - Your artwork continues to impress. I love these beautiful mittens and the snowflakes surrounding them. Love, Mom
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Those look like cozy mittens that would fit your hands perfect nice job Reese!!! -- Grandpa Soetenga
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Ally the house is just soo beautiful looking, love all the details. You sure are a Great little artist. Love you, Love Busha -- Busha
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Recent artist statements ...
I did not make this.
written by Brendan3165
When I made it it was very hard. It took almost 7 days to dry. It is made of clay. I also used copper paint and silver paint. Again it took 7 days to dry.
written by Brendan3165
It is blue. It has shapes on it. Everyone will like it even the ones I don't know.
written by Brendan3165
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