Students who persevere when they make art create more fulfilling, rewarding and exciting art.

A completed project may take three to four art periods, depending on the age of the child or grade level. When art is scheduled only once a week, a qualitative artwork takes time to create.

Fourth and fifth grade students spent about six class periods creating low relief sculptures with cardboard. Tracing paper, tag board, cardboard, mat board, scissors and glue were used to make animal sculptures. Students also completed a written summary of their chosen animal to accompany their personal works of art.

Fifth grader Sean Gray constructed his piece titled “Night Heron,” with exceptional understanding of creating a representation of his animal in the assigned medium. The young artist demonstrated accuracy of form, precision of detail, and aesthetic composition.

Scan the Seahawk Arts QR Code to view Sean's artist statement.