Congratulations to Harmony's December Artists of the Month, Rachel and Ella!
Rachel was inspired by the abstract work of Reggie Laurent. She did a fantastic job incorporating both organic AND geometric shapes while also using her scissors and glue well. I was particularly impressed by the variety and thoughtfulness she showed when creating the patterns to go on top of her shapes. Nice work, Rachel!
Ella's work was inspired by the work of Jeff Koons who makes large balloon animal sculptures. Ella showed a delicate touch when using her chalk to create a sense of form (3D) on her balloon dog. Chalk is a tricky medium to use and she showed great skill with it! Her use of highlights and shadows makes that dog seem like it's real! Great job, Ella!
Congrats to Consolidated's Artist of the Month, Avery!
Avery recently finished up learning about Hokusai who is most well-known for his print of The Great Wave (please excuse the glare from the glass on her photo). Her work demonstrates a great sense of movement in her wave. I love the way she added white to her wave to make it appear as if it was moving and frothing. I also can always expect Avery to come in and make art with enthusiasm and persistence! Nice work, Avery!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.