The 2016 Auction Art production was brilliant! From our younger students, we had two feathery, wet-on-wet watercolor pieces from the Kindergarteners; a “series of bouquets” painted and assembled by the 1st graders; and two 2nd grade pieces: a layered, circle felt piece and a wine glass inspired contour drawings piece.
In 3rd grade, they are the first in the school to learn a new technique to the art world: Gelli Printmaking. Their hard work and creative outcomes developed into a detailed masterpiece. 4th grade went rustic with a painted woodchip collage.
And finally, from the 5th graders, we are following tradition; with the school’s technology, our 5th graders snapped self-portraits and uploaded their work to a website to build a photo mosaic of a well-known Portland image. The auction attendees had the opportunity to bid on a large, one-of-a-kind professionally framed photo mosaic of all the 5th graders but everyone can purchase a smaller print of the same mosaic.
Last but not least, we have once again made available notecards with renditions of each of the art pieces from 2016.
It was a beautiful show proudly produced by our children!
Whether you went home with a piece of art or not, you can enjoy them all with a set of notecards, with each of the student art pieces represented on the cards. On the back, the grade (or classes) and title are listed. It will be hard to actually use them so buy a couple sets!
The Faces of Fifth Grade will no doubt be a huge hit among auction attendees and garner a nice price. For the rest of us, we can have a commemorative poster of the art piece.
Bonny Slope Community Organization is the parent teacher organization dedicated to enriching the education of students at Bonny Slope Elementary School.
If you have questions, feedback or wish to be involved, please reach out!
Karen Rasor-Cohen & Stephanie Wilson, Chairs