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Naturally Talented Artists

At the end of the school year, budding artists at American Academy (AA) showcased their work at the annual open house art show. First-year art teacher Melissa Lopez was excited to host the art display and a small awards ceremony to recognize the natural talent in her students.

African animals came to life in lower elementary. Students created 3D pieces using mixed media of watercolor and cardboard.

Inspired by icons Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, fourth grade students captured themselves via pop art to include self portraits using a dotted technique and comic imaging.

School hallways were paper-lined with fifth grade students’ artwork, revealing their personal desires. Half of the student’s face was a self portrait and the other half showed the individual’s hobbies, hopes and dreams.

Lopez is looking forward to cultivating creativity with her AA art students next year.



Article and photos by Julie Matuszewski Article and photos by Julie Matuszewski




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