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Valley City Junior Senior High School held a combined art show Monday for students in grades 7-12 in art classes. The show featured artwork from the past two quarters.
Senior High art teacher Kelly Callahan said Tuesday that the show had a great turnout.
âIâm proud to be their teacher, they work hard, and you can see by their work,â she said, adding âthe students are so proud.â
âPart of the whole discipline of art is having the art show and getting everyone to see it as a whole,â she continued Callahan said the show gives students an opportunity to show their friends and family some of the work they had done. She said the students are anxious to take their artwork home with them, âbut at the same time itâs never been up on the walls,â so they get to show it first before taking it home.
âItâs fun to hear them talk about their artwork,â Callahan added.
Cassidy Fulton and Amanda Bjorke, freshmen, were two students who showed their artwork from a beginning art class.
They showed their value roses and color value paintings.
For the color painting project, âwe basically had to find different shapes,â Fulton said.
âAnd then color them different colors,â Bjorke added.
âAnd we had to make sure no two colors were the same,â Fulton said. âwhich was definitely hard, because after a while, they started looking all the same, especially if you made them more detailed.â
For the rose project, Fulton explained, âOur teacher gave us a packet, and then she showed how a finished rose looks, and then we had a blending pencil, and we had to work on shading a little bit and blending.â
âWe couldnât trace it, though, so that was definitely the hardest part,â she continued, adding that she probably did four rough copies before her final copy.
Bjorke said it took eight copies to finally get a rose she was satisfied with.
Both girls said they really enjoy their art classes.
âI just love art,â Fulton said. âItâs a really good class to get away from Aâs and Bâs.â
âAnd math,â Bjorke added.
The next art show will be held May 13. Callahan said the spring art show features more three-dimensional artwork, such as sculptures and ceramics, while Mondayâs art show featured more two-dimensional projects.