Category Archives: art

Empty Bowls

McGuffey artists have been creating Papier-mâché bowl centerpieces for Oxford’s Empty Bowls event. Decorated with paint or collaged with Mod Podge, the bowls were a wonderful addition to the event and even helped declutter the tables by holding crackers! 

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W.O.W Art Show, Part Three

A FOREST OF SPRAY PAINT: I made a spray paint picture with a waterfall. The canvas is made of a big piece of cardboard painted white. The actual painting is made of spray paint. I made it to get on … Continue reading

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W.O.W. Art Show, Part Two

SUNSET: Painting of a sunset and hand made with paint and canvas. CAT FOOD: I made this painting with acrylic paint on a regular canvas. It is inspired by the internet memes “Can I has this hamborgor?”, Grumpy Cat, and … Continue reading

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W.O.W. Art Show, Part One

SILO: My project is a silo. My silo is made out of clay and popsicle sticks. I made a silo because I like being on the farm and it reminds me of the farm. CLAY CAT: My project is clay … Continue reading

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High School Sewing Projects

McGuffey High School students have loved visiting our next door neighbor, Thread Up Oxford, which has an abundant supply of fabrics and sewing notions. Students are inventing new projects every week with their inspiring finds while learning how to use … Continue reading

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Sharing Art

Sharing art is an exciting and rewarding experience in the McGuffey art studio. Artists select one of their creations (finished or a work-in-progress) to share and receive positive comments on. Often, in the older units, we write down our positive … Continue reading

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France

We studied France in the Primary classroom for the past two weeks and ended this unit with an Art History lesson about ballet. We discussed how ballet was brought to France from Italy, where it developed into the performance art … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns

This past week in art, we learned how to draw pumpkins to celebrate the beginning of Fall and the spooky season. We began by examining a real pumpkin to take note of texture, form, and color. Right off the bat, … Continue reading

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Something Special(s) in the Air

With the 2021/22 school year we have been able to bring back our Specials program safely. That means all our McGuffey students get to enjoy Art, Music, and PE every week! We’re excited to add a new member to our … Continue reading

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HAUNTED HOUSE FOR SALE!

Just in time for Halloween, Lower Elementary’s creative writing projects got a little spooky! Our students were challenged to write a real estate listing for a haunted house. What could they write that would attract ghosts and witches? Through a … Continue reading

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