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What’s up in the Art Room? (November)

Check out some of our current projects happening in the art room and how they’re made!

Painted Panels! Students work on collaboratively painting panels which will be displayed at the Tyaskin Wharf. Finished panels that have been displayed are donated/auctioned off to raise money for the wharf! Over the past few years students have created more than 20 painted panels!

Alcohol Ink & Line Drawing! Students used alcohol inks on polypropylene to create the colorful & beautiful abstract “blooms” and used white chalk markers to create line drawings on top!

Ceramic Letters & Numbers! Students are in the process of creating a wall hanging with ceramic lettering and numbers! Pieces are in the process of being glazed & fired before being attached to wooden boards for a finished hanging piece!

What’s in Your Cup? Students have been working on drawing and shading cylinders, turning them into a custom designed cup of their favorite drink! We used mixed media for these awesome pieces!

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Happy World Bird Day!

For around the past 10 years, students have entered into an annual art contest that showcases Migratory birds living in Chincoteague VA. Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge holds this art show and contest each year, in conjunction with their celebration of World Bird Day – the second Saturday of every May! Artwork goes on display at the educational center for the day of the celebration. This is one of my favorite contests and displays for students as we are able to learn about birds in our area and the refuge does an amazing event filled with free educational activities! Sadly, we have to skip this year, but I’m looking forward to having students participate again next year! Enjoy some entries we’ve had from previous years and download the Chincoteague bird checklist (posted below) – how many can you identify?! Check out some online bird day activities you can do at home here!

These bird artworks represent our students from 2014 and 2016 – with ages approx. 6 – 18! They’ve been completed in a various mediums such as pastels, watercolor & pen, acrylic, and textile art! Happy World Bird Day!