Each of our students planned, designed, and created their own self-portrait trick or treaters and canvas paintings for this Halloween display. We worked with paper mache, polymer clay, paper clay, and various fabrics to bring these characters to life. This project took us 6 weeks of dedicated work but it was so worth it. This creation was a blast!
Imagine Peace 2018
A Mystical Magical Christmas 2014
All our young artists sculpted mystical creatures for this icy art installation. Unicorns, pegasus and dragons were sculpted from clay then painted with soft colors and metallic paint. Small clay ice castles add to the the frozen landscape. We also did ice castle paintings in acrylic paint. I guess we were inspired by Frozen fever.
Welcome to California 2014
We love California and wanted everyone to know. All these hamburgers, sandwiches and fries were sculpted in clay and then painted. We had an art show with this one. Check out the snacks
We made these cute burger cupcakes with white cake mix, sesame seeds, ginger snaps, green colored coconut and sugar cookie fries. YUM!!! Kids LOVED them!
Yummy burger paintings filled the walls!
Baile de los Muertos 2013
We love Halloween and Dia de los Muertos and this one combined them both! Each student sculpted their own skeleton and then wired it together so it could dance and move! Their heads were painted in Dia de los Muertos style. We had an ART Show with this one. Check out the cool centerpiece our young artists created for the ART Show below.
It's Raining Cats and Dogs 2013
Well since it doesn't rain in California very often, we thought we'd take matters into our own hands and create our own rain of sorts. So paper mache colorful cats and dogs with little umbrellas fell from the sky. SO FUN!!!
Happy Holidays Village 2012
A Charles Dickens Christmas Carol inspired this one. All the houses are sculpted and painted by our young artists. The best part is we could light them UP!!!
We filled the walls with our young artist's Nutcrackers from around the world. All Nutcracker paintings were done in watercolor and watercolor pencil.
This one was SUPER CUTE!!! Each young artist created their own self portrait trick or treater out of clay and Paperclay and then made a costume for it. They were all attending a masquerade ball in the grand ball room. All artists also created a charcoal drawing of themselves wearing their favorite costume. They all came out amazing! Then, as always we had a Halloween art show complete with haunted house. TOO MUCH FUN!!!
Down on the Farm 2011
Pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, horses even dogs and cats were all sculpted by our young artists for this down on the farm art installation. They even made clay barns!
A Tribute to Egypt 2011
These are some of the paper mache ghouls for our 2014 Halloween window. Their heads are paper mache, feet and bodies are fired clay and their facial details are created from Paperclay. We painted them with 3-4 layers of paint and A LOT OF LOVE!
All our young artists did a portrait of their paper mache ghoul and created the moody and spooky environment for the background.
The Slushee Olympics 2014
In honor of the Winter Olympics, all classes sculpted winter animals, penguins, artic fox, moose, deer, polar bears and then made a flag of their favorite country. GO TEAM GO!!!
Our young artist's also did watercolor snow scenes to fill our gallery walls. BRRR!!!!
Fairy Tale Fugitives 2013
This one is really hard to see but all students created their favorite fairy tale character out of paper mache and then they escaped from our Fantasyland Giant Storybook. The kids really loved creating their favorite storybook character.
Travel Around the World 2012
This was a fun theme with a lot of geography. All students created a suitcase and their own designed travel stickers. They also sculpted famous landmarks like, the Great Wall of China, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Coliseum, The Eiffel Tower, Lombard Street, Big Ben and their favorite mode of transportation, boat, scooter, double decker bus. The lanterns were made in honor of the city of love, Paris.
This is one of our very favorite themes! Our artist's created paper mache colorful dinosaurs, some liked to climb and other's loved the swamp! Thankfully all omnivores, herbivores and carnivores got along just fine.
Mr. Monet's Backyard 2012
Ahh, the relaxing palette of colors that Impressionism creates! Our young artists created an impressionist mural that was pieced together. The ground was made into a pond and then they each sculpted a koi fish to swim in its peaceful water.
Colonel Culpepper's Haunted Mansion 2011
Colonel Culpepper's Haunted Mansion was inspired by the Haunted House at Disneyland. These little trick or treaters were created out of Sculpey clay. The trees were sculpted out of clay and spooky faces were added. Fun and silly tombstones were also added. We also painted spooky paintings for the student gallery. Then we had our Halloween ART Show and haunted house.
Petropolis was a city our young artists created out of recycled boxes and tubes. They added cars, taxis, scooter and dogs of course. This one was so big, it took up two large areas! It was really hard to keep little ones out of this city, it looked like so much fun to play in!
Egypt has so much history and art, it's hard to cover it all. Each young artist created an egyptian sculpture like the Sphinx, a pyramid container, and a plaque with their name written in hieroglyphics. Our young artists loved creating death masks out of paper mache. We could have even added more to this one but ran out of time.
gARTen Party 2009
The gARTen party flowers and birds were all sculpted from clay. It made for such a nice spring time window art installation. We also did flower paintings of all kinds to really make the gallery bloom!
Just Kidding Carousel 2009
For Christmas of 2009, the Just Kidding Carousel was created by our young artists. Each animal on the carousel was sculpted out of clay and then put on a post to be added to the carousel. Paper mache animals watched the carousel go around.
Under the Sea
Under the Sea was our first art installation for our window. Our young artists created all the sea life out of paper mache and paint. There was an emphasis on design as they painted these amazing sea creatures!
We also did city scapes using the elements and principles of design.
Fiesta de los Muertos 2009
Fiesta de los Muertos honored Dia de los Muertos one of our favorite holidays. This little village was sculpted by our young artists. All the houses light up and the skeletons dance in the streets. Of course, we had to have an ART show.
Sweet Heart Bakery 2009
Valentine's Day is a great time to have an ART Show. The Sweetheart Bakery was created by our young artists all out of clay and sculpey. All the items looked so real, many people wondered if we were a bakery!
We also did ice cream, cupcake, pie and cake super sweet paintings for the walls! Delicious and Zero calories!!!
We had a fun a SweetheART Show too! Lots of YUMMY treats and GREAT ART!