Check out the amazing student art projects and descriptions below -- led from concept to completion by Melissa Manos and her Art Auction team and made by all of your amazing children. All of these pieces will be available for live bidding at our Awesome 80s Soiree and Auction, coming up soon on April 16.
KINDERGARTEN “BIRDS OF A FEATHER”
These pieces were inspired by the African Juju hats, a traditional ceremonial headdress, which denotes power and wealth in its wearers. In art class, the students painted warm colors one day and cool colors the following class period using a wet on wet watercolor technique. From there, they used their template and cutting skills to masterfully craft feathers out of their painted pieces and the final pieces were assembled into two separate circle collages. May the beauty of these pieces cast a spell on you! (each 19 ¾” x 19 ¾”)
Generously coordinated by Amy Lukasiewicz, Melissa Manos, Kelly Ward and Jennifer Watson.
1ST GRADE “THE DOT, A BOUQUET SERIES”
The fine art of a child’s touch is priceless. It all began with a dot. The students painted 2 dots, each a different color. Next, they kept one dot blank, and used graphite to add detail to their other colored dot. Finally, they focused just on the details, keeping the color simple but focusing on intricate designs with their graphite. Once those were collected, the 1st grade volunteers cut out the dots and assembled the final bouquets. Artistic details finish off each piece making them unique and custom for each class. Yes, each class has their own bouquet. Coordinate with friends from other classes to bid together on this amazing series! (each 17”w x 21”h, 4 total)
Generously coordinated by Alli Dahlgren, Jenna Dornblaser, Julie Gupta, Jing Huang, Kelly Kinzer, Yolanda Leal, and Melissa Ozmore.
2ND GRADE: BERGERSON-ALLEN AND WILLIAMSON/MOEHL - “FELT, BUTTONS AND NEEDLES, OH MY!”
Oh what a circular morning we had, cutting out 3 concentric circles of felt then layering them. Day 2, they chose their favorite button from a generously donated box of vintage and contemporary buttons. Then came the fun and almost dangerous part! We put needles in the hands of 2nd graders. Many proclaimed, “This is the first time I’ve ever sewn something!”. Such a rewarding experience to teach these kids a basic life skill and create something beautiful in the process! (16”w x 20”h)
Generously coordinated by Jenny Johnson, Sierra Leville and Jennifer Watson.
2ND GRADE: ACOSTA & SCOONES CLASSES - “CONTOURING SPIRITS”
Who knew what keen eyes our 2nd graders have! Ms. Gillard taught them all about contour drawing, which is the art of drawing the outline of a subject. They learned how to ‘see’ a 3D object and how to simulate that on paper using cylinders and ovals, etc. A collection of vintage glassware was brought in and the kids exercised their skills by sketching different intricate pieces around the room. The next class period, they inked their favorite 2-3 pieces. Those works of art were scanned and pieced together by a parent and then professionally printed and matted to finish off this amazing masterpiece. (19 ¾” x 19 ¾”)
Generously coordinated by Jennifer Barkley and Kelli Henry.
3RD GRADE “PRINTING TOGETHER”
Have you heard of Gelli Prints?! It’s the latest and greatest product on the art scene and your 3rd grader got to explore and create with them! Gelli Printmaking allows you to create beautiful monotypes without a press, using materials anyone has in their studio, which is just what we did! Look closely and you too can probably see some of the products we used (lace, doilies, bubble wrap, combs, paint brushes, rubber rug grips, etc.). The mystery of what the print would look like was the highlight of the experience. And look how fabulous they all look together! (24”w x 36”h)
Generously coordinated by Kimberly Griffith, Meghan Hoobler, Amy Lukasiewicz, Melissa Manos, Wendy Russell, and Kelly Ward.
4TH GRADE “SAVED FROM THE CHIPPER”
Have you ever thought you could create a work of art from nature? Our 4th graders at Bonny Slope renew and upcycle in many ways, but never in such a beautiful way as this. Concentric circles painted on wood chips from a family’s property, these 4 coordinating pieces were collaged and assembled in what is sure to be a stunning series in anyone’s home. (each 16”w x 20”h, 4 total)
Generously coordinated by Esther Freedman, Sierra Lavelle, Yolanda Leal, and Melanie Odom.
5th Grade BONNY SLOPE TRADITION
With photos that the 5th grade students took of each other (using our technology!), a collage of the St. John’s Bridge was formed. Enjoy this custom, professionally framed piece. (30”w x 36”h)
Generously coordinated Heidi Butler, Julie Gupta, Jenny Johnson, and Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu. The base photo generously donated by oregongallery.com and framing and finishing by Ron and Laurie Keebler.