Big Bend Elementary
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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Artwork Exhibits - this school year (since July 2013)
 
Cows - K (59 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! These kindercows are out-standing in their field! Our youngest learners found out what happens when yo ...
   
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Wilbur on the Farm - 1 (45 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Our 1st graders were very excited that they got to make Wilbur for our Charlotte's Web Art Show! These ...
   
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Charlotte Collage - 2 (55 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Our Charlotte's Web Art Show wouldn't be complete without CHARLOTTE! The 2nd graders worked in the sty ...
   
 
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Third graders were only given the primary colors and had to mix all the rest of the colors on the colo ...
   
 
Cock-a-Doodle Cubism - 4 (62 artworks)
Feb 2014, 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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Farm at Sunrise - 5 (68 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Using colored sharpies and watercolors, the 5th graders learned about Grant Wood and made a colorful l ...
   
 
Silk Painting - 6 (43 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! The 6th graders painted scenes, games, prizes and food you'd find at the County Fair Midway.
   
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Yummy Fair Foods - 6 (19 artworks)
Apr 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
ART SHOW PROJECT! Georgia O'Keeffe's extreme closeups inspired these chalk pastel projects of food we could find at the ...
   
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SDArt - Pigs (9 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Art Show Preview! (9 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Just a little peek at our "Charlotte's Web"-inspired Art Show projects! See you on April 9th!
   
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Loom Weaving - 2 (36 artworks)
Apr 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Apr 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Who cuts up such beautiful paintings?!? WE DO! The fourth graders used their watercolor paintings as the base for a pa ...
   
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Mar 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These beautiful non-objective paintings will be cut up and woven back together!
   
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Colorful Cupcakes - 1 (39 artworks)
Mar 2014, 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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SDArt - Tree (6 artworks)
Mar 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Star (9 artworks)
Mar 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Rose (9 artworks)
Mar 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Queen (8 artworks)
Mar 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Peacocks (7 artworks)
Mar 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Ox (8 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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SDArt - Lovebirds (8 artworks)
Feb 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These little lovebirds are made all out of heart shapes! Can you find them all?
   
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Feb 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 ...
   
 
Clay Fish - 4 (60 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Mini-Masterpieces - 5 (49 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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 ...
   
 
Jan 2014, 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 ...
   
 
Cezanne's Apples - 1 (44 artworks)
Jan 2014, 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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Jan 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 ...
   
 
Four Feeling Faces - 2 (37 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We learned about the proportions of the human face and how to add cartoon features to show different emotions.
   
 
SDArt - Monsters (7 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
These Paint Monsters were made with watercolors.
   
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Printed Snowmen - 3 (44 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our third graded completed this printmaking unit with white ink, styrofoam and colored pencils. Great job!
   
 
Line Lions - 1 (37 artworks)
Jan 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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Radial Symmetry - 4 (53 artworks)
Jan 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 ...
   
 
6th Grade Field Trip (23 artworks)
Dec 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We spent the day at both the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum. Check out the Animoto video at the to ...
   
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Overlapping Art Supplies (78 artworks)
Dec 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Lightning Bugs (8 artworks)
Jan 2014, taught by Amy Kratochvil
These little fireflies really glow! We used LickyTape, sharpies and glow-in-the-dark paint.
   
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SDArt - Kisses (5 artworks)
Dec 2013, taught by Amy Kratochvil
We used chocolate kisses as stamps for this winter scene.
   
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SDArt - Jewelry (6 artworks)
Dec 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Game (9 artworks)
Oct 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
We used clay and watercolor to make these tic-tac-toe games.
   
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SDArt - Snails (8 artworks)
Nov 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Dec 2013
After exploring with digital cameras, one of our Girl Scout troops went onto PicMonkey and learned how to edit, enhance ...
   
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Nov 2013, 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 ...
   
 
Color "Wheels" - 2 (52 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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 ...
   
 
The Digital Blues - 1 (29 artworks)
Nov 2013, 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 ...
   
 
Sep 2013, 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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Legacy Mural - 6 (50 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Our gym is the location for this year's 6th grade Legacy Mural. We learned about the five components of physical fitness ...
   
 
Clay Tripods - 1 (44 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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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Clay Coil Pots - 3 (38 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Third graders did a great job rolling all these coils and glazing these ceramic vessels.
   
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Winter Cardinals - 4 (64 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Oil pastels and tempera paints created some nice contrasting textures on these winter scenes starring cardinals. Please ...
   
 
Keith Haring - 5 (48 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Fifth graders learned about the life and work of Keith Haring. They used his bright colors and featureless people to in ...
   
 
"Home is..." - 6 (35 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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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Pop Art Shoes - 3 (57 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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 2013, 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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Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The 5th graders created these beautiful paintings of bamboo after learning some basic brush strokes.
   
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Sep 2013, 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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Kindergarten Art Book (282 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
The kindergartners created an amazing Art Book that includes all their projects from the year so far. Each page focused ...
   
 
Autumn Tree Collage - 1 (36 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
Using watercolors, tempera paint, stamps and crayons (whew!), the 1st graders made these fall trees.
   
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Pattern Names - 2 (36 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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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Mehndi - 3 (48 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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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Sep 2013, 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 ...
   
 
Personal Letters - 5 (57 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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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European Owls - 6 (38 artworks)
Sep 2013, 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 ...
   
 
SDArt - Feet (5 artworks)
Oct 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Egg (7 artworks)
Oct 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Dance (8 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Cats (9 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Boats (9 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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SDArt - Apples (7 artworks)
Sep 2013, taught by Mrs. Kratochvil
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Art from Home (33 artworks)
Nov 2013, taught by Amy Kratochvil
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Non-Exhibit Artwork (2 artworks)
Nov 2013
   
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2583 artworks #20 #440
687 fanclub members #11 #184
388 comments #6 #97
94 artist statements #42 #565
  overall rank #9 #121
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School Awards & Honors
  2012-2013 Leadership Award
Ranked #4 in Wisconsin (#64 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
  2012-2013 Comments Award
Ranked #3 in Wisconsin (#75 in the nation) for comments posted among all schools
  2012-2013 Leadership Award
Ranked #4 in Wisconsin (#62 in the nation) for overall participation among elementary schools
  2012-2013 Comments Award
Ranked #3 in Wisconsin (#61 in the nation) for comments posted among elementary schools
  2011-2012 Leadership Award
Ranked #4 in Wisconsin (#78 in the nation) for overall participation among all schools
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Student Hall of Fame
Shown are five randomly-selected students who have entered the Hall of Fame this year.
 Liam1183
awarded on 2/14/2014
 Anthony9210
awarded on 3/30/2014
 Zach6000
awarded on 1/2/2014
 Sofia710
awarded on 3/25/2014
 Olivia3966
awarded on 4/7/2014
view all awards (344 students in all)
 
Recent visitor comments ...
Gavin - this is NOT an itsy bitsy spider! Woah! Good job! -- Great Aunt Karen
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Kyle this is awesome!! I want to hang this on my kitchen wall!! Very cool. -- Irene
left for Kyle5163
So, I see you are always thinking about ice cream:) That looks yummy!! -- Mom
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Recent artist statements ...
Painting the rainbow cover. Doing chalk pastel to the background.
written by Ellie1594
My favorite part of this artwork was getting to do a farm and getting to personalize it however you wanted to, after you did the sun and the barn or house. But after all this is one of Mrs.k's best choses for the farm because of the amazing landscape.
written by Megan5668
I liked doing this art project because you got to explore and design different plants and have a lot of fun with art!!!!!!!
written by Lauren5732
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