Freedom with color

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“Look at this color!”

“I mixed this one, and this one, and all of the colors together and this is what it made!”

-First Grade Color Explorers

The Kinder and 1st grade crews are learning through their senses about their communties. We are making self portraits in art, and thinking about what colors represent us…and then finding the “recipes” to blend them. This year, the crews are taking turns with some free form watercolor design for our classroom tablecloths! It’s first grade’s turn this week…

Hope your student led conference week is filled with exploration, light and color!

-Ms. Shannon and First Grade Crew


New Beginnings and Original Art

We’re kicking off 2016-2017 at City View with color, creativity, and fun! Students are beginning their original art projects, an opportunity for them to express part of who they are through the language of art. We’re talking about composition, line and shape families, patterns, and how to “tell a story” with the details in our artwork.

This year, we will be exploring everything from bridge building to botanical drawing to filmaking! Students have already been doing some impressive, high quality work for their original art, and I can’t wait to see where it takes them­čÖé

Thanks for reading. Keep checking back with us!

Ms. Shannon

Wolves: Middle School Art Show

The middle school students at City View are proud to present their show, Wolves,┬ádisplayed for the month of May at Insomnia Coffee’s Baseline location!

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Our class had a bunch of materials that we used during this project including, charcoal, ink pens, paint, ink, print making blocks, etc. To print make you need a print making block, a light piece of carbon paper and a ball point pen to draw on the paper and over the block. Then add any color of ink to make a print on a thick piece of paper.


Credits: Elias, Ali, and Ms. Shannon

Photo Credits: Erik and Brennan

5th Grade Space Quest Comics

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The 5th graders are working on a space quest comic. That includes conflict and peaceful resolutions. They used dialogue and illustrations that are understandable and neat.

-Art Interns Elias and Ali

Photo Credits: Elias, Ali, Erik, and Brennan