Our countdown to Auction night is underway and the annual tradition of beautiful student-made art continues. Swing by the school to view these beautiful student-made art pieces in person, now displayed in the front alcove below the stairs.
These 11 art packages were led from concept to completion by many motivated parents and made by all of our amazing children. All of these pieces will be available for live bidding at our “Cheers to 10 Years” Auction, scheduled for Saturday, 4/21.
Abstract Flora Coordinated by Erika Lee Sears
100 Kindergarteners each had the opportunity to make their mark on this piece. Using acrylic paint and rotating through each classrooms, students were able to simultaneously collaborate together giving the piece depth and layers from each contribution.
Drying between classes, the painting was able to change and morph with the use of color from the students painting strokes. The piece is 3 foot by 3 foot birch gallery edged wood panels. The panels are locally made in Portland, Oregon. Painting is varnished and professionally wired.
Each piece to be sold separately.
Connecting our Community Coordinated by Jessica Castillo & Nathan Babian
Do you love where you live? Our kids do! Students drew with Sharpies on canvas and made representations of their homes which were then connected by fun and quirky streets. Any of these finished canvases would be a fun, captivating addition to an office or home that loves to celebrate our community.
Piece A (Swardstrom & McBride) One piece, measuring 60”w x 36”h.
Piece B (Johnson & Parks) Two piece series, each measuring 36”w x 24”h each.
I Will Be a Tree That You Come Home To Coordinated by Melissa Manos
Acosta & Hastings’ second grade classes were given inspirational photos of birds and nests to create their own birds and/or nest to add to this final compiled piece.
Using watercolor pencils, these tiny works of art came to life when water was added to the final illustration. We hope our little birds always come home to the tree we have created for them! Finished piece is 35”w x 43“h.
Rainbow Showers & Chasing Rainbows Coordinated by Melissa Manos
A composition filled with color and movement, these two pieces could be displayed together or easily stand on their own. The second graders in Breton & Maxwell’s class were asked to create their own umbrella design keeping in mind pattern, color, and balance.
Using watercolor pencils as their medium, each umbrella illustration brightened with the addition of water. Just like the owners of these umbrellas, will you walk home with these beautiful pieces? Each piece is 17”w x 26“h. Sold as a set.
Make a Splash Coordinated by Julie Gupta
Remember when your little ones would stomp through puddles in their cute little rain boots? They may be big kids now, and probably won’t wear bumblebee galoshes, but they can still make a splash!
Using oil pastels, each student from Hammond’s & Halgren’s classes colored several wooden shapes. The shapes were arranged to create two colorful splashes. Both pieces are 16”x20” and are matted and finished in coordinating white frames. Artist names featured on the back. Sold as a set.
Whirling Wonders Coordinated by Julie Gupta
You don’t always need paint, markers or crayons to make art. Sometimes everyday objects can be used to create something extraordinary. Each student in Anderson’s and Vanier’s class used strips of recycled magazines and colored printer paper to create individual spirals. The spirals were mounted on 27”w x 25”h dark stained wood to create a unique piece that is sure to be the centerpiece of your home.
City of Roses coordinated by Melissa Gatchell
Using metal templates, each fourth grade student created their very own Portland rose. The students brought the individual roses to life using vibrant watercolor paints in class-coordinated colors. The combined piece features a collage of these beautiful roses. The piece is 24”w by 36”h.
Each piece sold separately.
Portraits of Portland Coordinated by Melissa Manos
The fifth grade tradition continues. Created with our own spunky fifth graders’ faces, this year's mosaic of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Marquee is a classic, sophisticated image of the spirit of our beautiful city. Now inked into history, the BSE 2017-18 fifth graders faces will be treasured forever in this masterpiece. Size: 28”w x 52”h.