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Middle School Students Artwork On Display As Part Of Color My World Exhibit

Lausanne art students in the fifth and sixth grades began their year creating with various new mediums in their art classes. That artwork is now on display in Blackmon Gallery as a part of the Color My World exhibit through November 12.

In the fifth grade, students studied the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas, (1891-1978).

"They studied her artwork that features light and movement through color, pattern and line,” Middle School Visual Arts teacher Geri Passaro-Floyd said. “Thomas’s artwork reflects a natural glow found in nature and is captured with tints and shades of colors on a palette.”

Using yarns, students started a radial weaving project while adding linear patterns on the warp with paint and markers. A radial painting was also created using a variety of lines and colors that reflect a radiating light.

“The students had a fantastic time exploring color by creating tints and shades on their palette,” Floyd said. “By viewing Ms. Thomas’s artworks, the students were inspired creatively to explore the endless possibilities through color. The radial weaving project was a great skill that many students had not practiced since they were in Lower School.”

In sixth grade, students created three-dimensional sculptures of tubes of paint utilizing plaster strips. Afterward, students selected a color they wanted to showcase and created an original painting to accompany the paint tube sculptures.

“The whimsical paint tube sculptures were a fun addition to the painting assignment,” Floyd said. “The students loved creating oversized paint tubes. They seemed like a prop from a comic strip. Everyone was so proud of their creations and it was a great way to begin the new school year.”

Click here to see our album of the artwork on display. 

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 09:31