Monday, April 8, 2013

Cougar Contest


Winners of the Cumberland Cougar Contest were recently announced! All 4th and 5th grade students were invited to create a drawing of a Cougar that will be used for future Cumberland Spirit Wear. The staff members at Cumberland voted for their favorite designs, and did they have some amazing art to choose from! All of the contest entries were fantastic!

The winner of the Cougar Contest was Tara J., a 4th grader.

Second place went to Riya P., a 5th grader,  for her very graphic Cougar.

Third place went to Joanna K., a 5th grader.

There was a Fourth Place tie between Jamilee J. and Melissa G.!

Thank you to all students that submitted drawings! We were blown away by the drawings that we received, and plan to hold another contest in the future!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Tromp l'oeil April Fool's Day

Everyone in Mrs. Huffman's class today got glasses! Just kidding, it was an April Fool's joke. The 2nd graders all looked at photos of people's eyes to draw them onto a pair of glasses. This makes the students look very silly! They look real, but they just aren't themselves. I got this lesson from the blog, Art Projects for Kids.

The students learned a little about tricks that artists like to play on people. One of the styles they use is called tromp l'oeil. Below is a picture of a drawing that someone made on an actual side walk. The realistic drawing plays a trick on the viewer as it looks like the sidewalk is caving in because it is done so well!