The Sabin Art Show was held on Friday, April 26. Student art was on display in the halls of Sabin School and the community came together to celebrate art and all our Sabin students. At the end of the night, a raffle determined the lucky new owners of each masterpiece. Thank you to everyone who attended!
You can purchase prints and postcards of classroom art in the Online Marketplace!
Class Artists: Lydia FIsher
Title: “Sabin Powered Collage
Materials: Paper, pencil, marker, canvas, paint, glue, Mod Podge
This collage consists of 22 student drawings about human-powered transportation — bicycles, scooters, roller skates, skateboards, among others. After the drawings were scanned for a digital class art piece, we arranged and affixed the students’ original art onto a painted canvas to show off their human-powered pencil and marker strokes!
Class Artists: Jon Hess and Maureen Hess
Title: Sabin Powered Digital
Materials: Pencils, Markers, Cardstock
Size/Shape: 24” x16” printed art canvas
This print was made using digitized student drawings compiled over an image of Sabin School. Students identified different types of human-powered transportation — bicycles, scooters, roller skates, skateboards, among others. All 22 students created a drawing of themselves using a form of human-powered transportation. Look closely, you’ll even see some creative inventions!
Class Artist: Ms. Bennett
Title: Our Town
Materials: Tissue Paper, paper, sharpie, Modpodge
Ms. Bennett's class was inspired by their nearly year-long study of Portland and the Willamette valley. both present day and past. The students were thrilled to draw their favorite parts of the city skyline in abstract. Some students chose buildings or structures they enjoy visiting. This art piece is a combination of many skills learned throughout the year: color theory, doodling, contrast, abstraction, the power of repeated pattern, and design. The students are very proud of their work and this final piece of art!
Class Artist: Zach Matheson
Title: Brushes + Brush Strokes
Materials: Paper, ink, handmade brushes
Students experimented making brush strokes, patterns, and different forms using hand made brushes that they crafted. The final art piece comprises the larger practice sheets they created.
Class Artist: Annie Angelo
Title: Friendship Ties Our Community Together
The class project is based on the art form of macrame, which the students instantly recognized as being very similar to how you make a friendship bracelet. The students learned about how the art and methods for creating it can be passed down through generations and within a community.
Each student had the opportunity to work on one of the "ropes," making whichever pattern they liked best and learning to tie different knots. Some of the longer ropes represent two or three students' working in collaboration. The idea is that while each student is making their own part, it will all come together to create a single piece of art. In other words — the sum is greater than the parts.
The students relate each of the ropes to friendship bracelets, reiterating how Friendship Ties Our Community Together. The kids in this class are all very proud of their friendship, and I often hear them talking about how lucky they are to have "26 friends" at Sabin.
Class Artist: Darcie McConnaha
Title: Hands to My Heart
Size/Shape: 8x10 in an 11x14 frame.
The students worked with the class volunteer artist to figure out how we could use everyone to make a heart and capture it in one photo. They first tried taking the photo standing up and then figured out that through their Yoga Calm poses, that it they did child’s pose, we could all stay still long enough to capture the pic. Everyone talked about how if we all worked together, we could make something beautiful.
Class Artist: Amy Close
Title: Community Agreements
Materials: Ink printed on paper
Size/Shape: 22”x34” poster and framed
Inspiration for this art piece was young minds and sense of humor. The students worked in small groups and discussed community, which they defined as a group of people who get together to build something or get things done! After defining community, the kids discussed what agreements (aka rules) are helpful when people form communities to make sure they are able to all accomplish their goals.
This final product highlights some wise words and funny agreements (from the mouths of babes) that Ms. Foster’s class thought were necessary for living in a community.
Class Artists: Elin Berglund (Sabin Garden Educator!) and members of the Sabin Parent Outdoor Education Committee
Materials: Paper, pencil, glue, Mod Podge
During their weekly garden time with Ms. Elin, the Garden Educator, Ms. Foster’s kindergarten students used their scientific observation skills to learn about plants and critters in the edible garden. They created pencil line drawings of what they saw and with some cutting and gluing we created one art piece from their visual explorations of the nature they found in their school garden!
**Please note that raffle ticket purchases for this art will go toward funding the Sabin Garden Program
Class Artists: Elin Berglund (Sabin Garden Educator!) and Lydia Fisher
Materials: Paper, pencil, pastel, marker, glue, Mod Podge
During their weekly garden time with Ms. Elin, the Garden Educator, Ms. Anderson’s kindergarten students used their scientific observation skills to learn about plants and critters in the Sabin edible garden. They created pencil line drawings of what they saw and then colored the line drawings with pastels and sharpie. With some cutting and gluing we created one art piece from their visual explorations of the nature they found in their school garden!
**Please note that all raffle sales for this art will go toward the Sabin Garden Program
Class Artist: Jeremy Nichols
Title: Community Wings
Materials: Paper, acrylic paint, markers, watercolor, colored pencil and foam core
Size/Shape: 4x8 (two panels)
Artist Jeremy Nichols came into the class and talked about being an artist in a community, including working with others, spreading the word of diversity, and reviving neighborhoods. He has done work in our neighborhood (huge spray paint murals) on Alberta and Fremont, among other places. He created puzzle pieces that the students then adorned with paint and marker to represent them and their personalities. The final collage is a large set of community wings wings that will be an interactive art piece at the art show — people can take pics or selfies in front of them and share digitally with their own communities.