Education Center Displays Elementary Artwork

Dec. 11, 2012 ~ More than 140 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork are on display in the Education Center through semester break. These represent the work of early childhood and elementary students across the district and range from pastel paintings to tissue paper creations.

The public is invited to visit the Education Center, 14160 Black Bob Rd., Olathe, during regular business hours through the end of the display (Jan. 10). The Education Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. It will only be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 20-21 during semester break.

Other current student art displays:

  • Elementary artwork in the Instructional Resource Center, 14090 Black Bob Road, through Feb. 22
  • Various works in the North Lindenwood Support Center, 315 N. Lindenwood, and the Food Production Center, 14140 Black Bob Road, through April 5
leaves on green background Clay and tempera paint are the main ingredients of Katie Stoskopf’s leaf design. She and her Forest View Elementary classmates pressed leaves into slabs of clay to create the texture. The next step was to look at the clay imprint and draw the lines for their painted leaf.
Three Dalmatians Emily Devlin of Heritage Elementary School used cut paper to create three Dalmatians with distinct personalities. She and her classmates cut out geometric shapes from white paper, without drawing them first, and arranged the pieces to form a trio of dogs. Then they added spots and facial features for a completed project.
tissue paper tree Jacob Chau of Fairview Elementary School and his classmates learned about trees in their classroom and in their art room. He created a fall tree relief sculpture using paper towels and tissue paper. The texture of these papers helped give the trees a more realistic look.
fire truck Lucas Spencer of Manchester Park Elementary used crayons to draw in the background of his fire scene. Then he used tempera paint for the flames. The last step was to add the fire truck.
colorful fall leaves

Walnut Grove Elementary students learned about warm and cool colors, and about how to create symmetry. Nadean Musallet used oil pastels to create symmetrical leaves in warm colors, then painted a cool color over the leaves. The cool color didn’t stick to the leaves themselves, but made an interesting background.

Photos by Marlene Colgan