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August 2012
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ART OF THE MONTH: August 2012

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Samantha Bissell, 10th Grade at Archbishop Hannan High School
From: Covington, LA
Project: In this piece titled "Study of a Racoon," Samantha captivates the beauty of this furry animal in a watercolor painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Harton, 4th Grade at Episcopal Lower School
From: Baton Rouge, LA
Project: After studying the work of Italian artist, Giacometti, Nathan created a gesture drawing of a classmate in an action pose using charcoal and acrylic paint. He learned about the elements and principles of art while creating his unified piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewell McGuffee, 5th Grade at Woodlawn Elementary School
From: Monroe, LA
Project: Jewell used charcoal to shade exquisite pears she drew on paper. She explained that this piece exempllifies her belief that every person is unique just as each pear has its very own shape.

 

 

 

 

 

Najwa Mustafa, 2nd Grade at Honey Island Elementary School
From: Slidell, LA
Project: This watercolor painting was inspired by the art of John James Audubon. Najwa completed this picture of a vivid flamingo free hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyleigh Remerow, 3rd Grade at Honey Island Elementary School
From: Slidell, LA
Project: This 3-D collage was inspired by the art of George Rodrigue. Kyleigh viewed portraits of famous people painted by the artist and decided she would like to do a self-portrait with the blue dog and a Louisiana live oak tree included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brady Deason, 5th Grade at Frasch Elementary School
From: Sulphur, LA
Project: Inspired by Victor Vasarely's Vega-Nor, Brady utilizes a technique called Op Art to create this optical illusion.

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Trahan, 5th Grade at Frasch Elementary School
From: Sulphur, LA
Project: From the use of lines, forms, space, and color, Samantha portrayed this optical illusion as an example of "Op Art," a style of art that makes use of optical illusions.

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Lawshe, Pre-K at Little Pearl Elementary School
From: Pearl River, LA
Project: Maggie used vibrant colors to finger paint a portrait of her and her family. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malachi Lyle, Kindergarten at Little Pearl Elementary School
From: Pearl River, LA
Project: The inspiration for Malachi's painting of a glittery sunflower came from a story her teacher read in class. She used the knowledge she learned about sunflowers to create this extravagant piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Cochran, 7th Grade at St. Charles Borromeo School
From: Destrehan, LA
Project: Madison created this lovely painting to celebrate the Blessed Mother.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Madilyn DeJean, 3rd Grade at Pontchartrain Elementary School
From: Mandeville, LA
Project: Madilyn's recent study of Louisiana trees, such as the Live Oak, Cypress, and Southern Yellow Pine, served as inspiration for this luminous forest landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

Brylan Guidry, 5th Grade at Prairie Elementary School
From: Lafayette, LA
Project: In this creative collage, Brylan illustrates how wonderful Louisiana is by depicting resources of our Great State.

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Dumas, 4th Grade at East St. John Elementary School
From: LaPlace, LA
Project: This piece of artwork is titled "Sometimes the Sun is Surprised by the Rain." Shawn created this image of the sun and utilized facial expressions to show emotion in his piece.

 



 

  

 

MacKenzie Harless, 3rd Grade at Pontchartrain Elementary School
From: Mandeville, LA
Project: The inspiration for MacKenzie's radiant forest landscape came from her recent study of Louisiana trees. The Cypress tree featured in her artwork, as well as the Live Oak and Southern Yellow Pine tree, were among a few she learned about.

 

  

 

 

Sophie Terrell, 3rd Grade at North DeSoto Elementary 3-5
From: Stonewall, LA
Project: Using crayons, Sohpie drew this pile of gorgeous magnolias overlapping each other. She added a pop of color by placing a red lady bug on the intricate flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnathan Emerson, 10th Grade at Lakeview High School
From: Campti, LA
Project: Johnathan's piece portrays the thought that Louisiana is in the hands of love and faith. His use of carving and painting illuminates Louisiana with light from above.

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy Cade Clemons, 5th Grade at Glenbrook School
From: Minden, LA
Project: Timothy used oil pastels to design this colorful art. His creation was inspired by an observation made in nature of a similar bug on a red wood tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Blackstock, 5th Grade at Woodlawn Elementary School
From: Monroe, LA
Project: Bailey's inspiration for her piece was Leonardo da Vinci. She shows excellent contrast in her shading to make the sphere appear 3-D.

 

 

 

 

 

Payton Passantino, 8th Grade at St. John School
From: Plaquemine, LA
Project: Payton's artwork was inspired by George Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings. Since her school's theme was "Crusin' into Art," she decided to paint the Blue Dog at her favorite vacation spot, the beach. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ka'Brieyl Joseph, 5th Grade at East St. John Elementary School
From: LaPlace, LA
Project: Ka'Brieyl's vibrant drawing titled "You Are My Sunshine" depicts her imagination of the sun if it were to shine rainbow colors.

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Cannon, 7th Grade at St. Charles Borromeo School
From: Destrehan, LA
Project: In celebration of the month of the rosary, Caroline used warm colors to paint a beautiful portrait of the Virgin Mary.

 

 

 

 

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