Taylen is an extremely gifted artistically and academically. From the very first time I had Taylen in my class, I knew he was special. He has a unique ability for his age to be able to draw what he sees with extreme accuracy. This year, we are working on several projects that will require him to develop his painting and sculpture skills.
Taylen's painting "Acrocanthosaurus" was featured last year at the 2012 North Carolina State Fair, and received a high merit award in the nation-wide Celebrating Art contest.
Taylen's painting of the Dorton Arena will be featured at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair.
These paintings (spray paint) were done by one of my gifted fifth grade art students. Kiera learned how to make these pieces by watching YouTube videos, and some good old fashioned trial and error. The work on the left titled "New Moon" was a published in the Summer 2013 Celebrating Art book. The painting in the middle titled "Intergallactic" will be on display at the North Carolina State Fair from 10/17/13 to 10/27/13.
This work of art was done by a very talented young artist named Charly (a 5th grader). Charly has been featured on this site before for his work on the Abraham Lincoln project as well as the painting he did of Andrew Johnson's birthplace.
This work is special because not only is it beautifully drawn, but it overcame a disaster. Every time Charly made anything in my class it was always expected that at some point there would be a crowd drawn to his talent. As Charly was putting the final details in pencil, another student onlooker splattered liquid water color paint across his paper. As you can imagine, Charly was upset. I decided to use this disaster as a way to teach Charly and the students of his class how to fix a mistake like this digitally. I took a picture of the image on my Iphone and showed Charly how to erase the paint splatter (in addition to coloring the image) using Photoshop Elements.
This work will be on display at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair from 10/17/13 to 10/27/13.