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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.
â€śIâ€™m proud to be their teacher, they work hard, and you can see by their work,â€ť she said, adding â€śthe students are so proud.â€ť
â€śPart of the whole discipline of art is having the art show and getting everyone to see it as a whole,â€ť 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, â€śbut at the same time itâ€™s never been up on the walls,â€ť so they get to show it first before taking it home.
â€śItâ€™s fun to hear them talk about their artwork,â€ť 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, â€śwe basically had to find different shapes,â€ť Fulton said.
â€śAnd then color them different colors,â€ť Bjorke added.
â€śAnd we had to make sure no two colors were the same,â€ť Fulton said. â€śwhich was definitely hard, because after a while, they started looking all the same, especially if you made them more detailed.â€ť
For the rose project, Fulton explained, â€śOur 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€ť
â€śWe couldnâ€™t trace it, though, so that was definitely the hardest part,â€ť 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.
â€śI just love art,â€ť Fulton said. â€śItâ€™s a really good class to get away from Aâ€™s and Bâ€™s.â€ť
â€śAnd math,â€ť 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 Mondayâ€™s art show featured more two-dimensional projects.