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2012 Outdoor Class Winners

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Austin artist Negina Kolesar and I have chosen the winners from the 26 paintings that were created last week at Outdoor Class. The pictures are posted in the gallery. 

WINNERS:

Helen Fang, age 10

Hailin Zhang, age 11

Eric Li, age 10

HONORABLE MENTION:

Rose Chu, age 9

Jenny Wang, age 11

SPRING 2012 CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Posted on May 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

There were 75 students who were able to come to voting this year. They had to think about all the pictures and give each one a score. Older students were also allowed to write down comments about the pictures which will be given to the students separately next week. 


TOTAL SCORE = Art Skills points + Creativity points + Topic points + "Winner" points

 

  • ART SKILLS (1 to 5 points) -  How difficult was the picture (for the person's age) and how neatly did they draw it?
  • CREATIVITY (1 to 5 points) - Did the picture have an unusual idea or was it drawn in a different way that makes it stand out from other peoples?
  • TOPIC (1 to 5 points)  - Did the picture clearly show this time's contest topic which was "Together"?
  • "WINNER" (1 extra point) - Students could give a check mark next to all the pictures that they liked the most to give each of those pictures 1 extra point. 

 

And now, here are the winners! You can see their winning pictures in the gallery. 

YOUNGER GROUP ( ages 6 to 8 ) (35 students entered)

1st Sarah Wang age 8 total points = 1030.5   62 checks for winner (puppies and bones together)

2nd Anthony Lu age 6 total points = 997 55 checks for winner (two Ninjagos together)

3rd Bowen Zhong age 8 total points = 941.5 46 checks for winner (a transformer robot and his dog together)

4th Chloe Wang age 7 total points = 941 49 checks for winner (two ducks celebrating a birthday together)

OLDER GROUP ( ages 9+ ) (21 students entered)

1st Michelle Chen age 9 total points = 998 56 checks for winner (many pairs of things partying together)

2nd Julie Yue age 12 total points = 975.5 50 checks for winner (Alvin and the Chipmunks together)

3rd Evelyn Ngo age 11 total points = 956.5 44 checks for winner (3 string musicians playing music together)

4th Emma Schoen age 12 total points = 955.5 54 checks for winner (Dr. Seuss's Thing 1 and Thing 2 together)


6 students who were also close to winning:

Evelyn Dai, Lauren He, Brian Zhang, Helen Fang, Ellen Okamura, Henry Zhang

6 students who improved the most on their contest entry from last time to this time:

Noah Currie, Claire Wang, Caroline Fu, Anna Beatty, Sophia Louie, Amy Simon


SPRING 2012 ART CONTEST

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (1)

TOPIC:  "Together". Students should draw or paint a picture that shows the topic of "Together" in any way. For example, people doing things together, things that belong together, things stuck together, etc. Be creative!

DUE DATE:  turn in to me by Sat. May 5th (NOTE: remember that regular classes are canceled on Sat. May 5th because of Outdoor Class so you will need to turn in your picture sooner if you are not having class on that day).

RULES:

 

  • Please write name and age on the BACK of the picture.
  • DO NOT write your name on the front of the picture!
  • only drawings and paintings allowed (no photographs, sculptures, computer artwork)
  • only one entry per person
  • DO NOT write more than 2 words in your picture
  • no part of the picture should be drawn by parents
  • it is okay to look at photographs or other art for help but do not put your paper on top of a picture and trace

 

GROUPS:

 

  • YOUNGER GROUP: students ages 4 - 8
  • OLDER GORUP: students 9 and above
  • if you turned 9 before the May 5th due date, you will be in the older group

 

WINNERS: Winners will be chosen by students by doing secret voting during class. Voting week will be Mon. May 7th - Sat. May 12th. 

PRIZES:

 

  • 1st place in each group  = $30, ribbon, certificate, 10 art trading cards
  • 2nd place in each group = $20, ribbon, certificate, 10 art trading cards
  • 3rd place in each group = $10, ribbon, certificate, 10 art trading cards
  • 4th place in each group = a small prize from the prize basket less than $10 in value, 5 art trading cards
  • in case of a tie, both students will be given the award

 

NOTE TO PARENTS: Because I pay for the art contest myself which costs around $150, it will be very helpful if each family can donate $1 or $2 to help with the prizes. All of the donations will go towards getting the prizes.  

Outdoor Class 2012

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)

DATE: Sat. May 5, 2012

TIMES: you can choose between 10am-noon OR 4pm-6pm

PLACE: Tanglewood Park (google map)

WHO CAN GO: students 9 and older

WHAT WE ARE DOING: This year we are making "loose" watercolor paintings of plants. Students will already have practiced this during class before the real outdoor class.

FEE: $20

WHAT YOU MUST BRING: Because I can not supply enough watercolor materials for everyone, each student will need to bring their own:

  • watercolor paper
  • watercolor paint
  • mixing plate
  • paintbrushes
  • container for filling with painting water (for example, glass jar, plastic cup etc.)
  • at least one pen

OPTIONAL TO BRING: something to sit on like a blanket, cushion, or fold-up chair; some students may like to bring a watch, 

OTHER INFORMATION: There will be free beverages for the students. 

SPRING 2011 CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There were 77 students who were able to come to voting this year. Each student chose 3 pictures they liked the best from the younger group and 3 that they liked the best from the older group. If someone chose a picture for 1st place, I gave it 3 points. A vote for 2nd place = 2 points. A vote for 3rd place = 1 point. Listed below are the 1st-4th winners and the students in 5th place who were both very very close to winning.

Everyone who placed in the top 4 will receive their prizes during class. The winning pictures have been posted in the gallery of this website. 


LOWER GROUP ( ages 5 to 8 ) (34 students entered)

1st Evelyn Dai age 6 142 total points 54 total votes 1st (39 votes) 2nd (10 votes) 3rd (5 votes)

2nd Emily Mu age 8 53 total points 27 total votes 1st (5 votes) 2nd (15 votes) 3rd (8 votes)

3rd Alicia Lin age 6 30 total points 15 total votes 1st (4 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

4th Claire Wang age 8 24 total points 15 total votes 1st (3 votes) 2nd (3 votes) 3rd (9 votes)

5th Michelle Chen age 8 22 total points 10 total votes 1st (4 votes) 2nd (4 votes) 3rd (2 votes)


UPPER GROUP ( ages 9+ ) (26 students entered)

1st Eric Yu age 14 71 total points 29 total votes 1st (17 votes) 2nd (8 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

2nd Jenny Wang age 10 47 total points 21 total votes 1st (9 votes) 2nd (8 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

3rd Emily Bian age 12 45 total points 20 total votes 1st (9 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

4th - tie Joy Peng age 10 36 total points 18 total votes 1st (5 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (7 votes)

4th - tie Stephanie Wijono age 13 36 total points 19 total votes 1st (4 votes) 2nd (9 votes) 3rd (6 votes)

5th Jenny Xu age 9 34 total points 16 total votes 1st (6 votes) 2nd (6 votes) 3rd (4 votes)


5 students who were also close to winning:

Vivian Lang, Kelly Chen, Melissa Wijono, David Tang, Eric Li

5 students who I feel showed the most improvement this time:

David Xu, Evie Shaw, Jackie Liu, Jenny Xu, Noah Currie

3 students who I feel showed the most creativity for the "My Favorite" topic:

Emily S. Lu (for her turtle with many other favorites decorating the shell)

Julie Yue (for her flying rabbits)

Melissa Wijono (for her music tree)

FALL 2010 CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 2:21 PM Comments comments (0)

There were 81 students who were able to come to voting this year. Each student chose 3 pictures they liked the best from the younger group and 3 that they liked the best from the older group. If someone chose a picture for 1st place, I gave it 3 points. A vote for 2nd place = 2 points. A vote for 3rd place = 1 point.


Everyone who placed in the top 4 will receive their prizes during class. The winning pictures have been posted in the gallery of this website.


LOWER GROUP ( ages 5 to 8 ) (29 students entered)

1st Chloe Wang age 6 62 total points 33 total votes 1st (10 votes) 2nd (9 votes) 3rd (14 votes)

2nd Tori Xiao age 5 61 total points 30 total votes 1st (9 votes) 2nd (13 votes) 3rd (8 votes)

3rd Eric Li age 8 52 total points 21 total votes 1st (14 votes) 2nd (2 votes) 3rd (6 votes)

4th - tie Vivian Lang age 7 39 total points 23 total votes 1st (6 votes) 2nd (4 votes) 3rd (13 votes)

4th - tie Claire Wang age 7 39 total points 18 total votes 1st (7 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

5th Olivia Du age 8 32 total points 15 total votes 1st (6 votes) 2nd (5 votes) 3rd (4 votes)


UPPER GROUP ( ages 9+ ) (24 students entered)

1st Helen He age 9 67 total points 29 total votes 1st (15 votes) 2nd (8 votes) 3rd (6 votes)

2nd Joy Peng age 10 61 total points 29 total votes 1st (12 votes) 2nd (8 votes) 3rd (9 votes)

3rd Emily Bian age 12 38 total points 15 total votes 1st (10 votes) 2nd (3 votes) 3rd (2 votes)

4th Sarah Huang age 9 29 total points 14 total votes 1st (3 votes) 2nd (9 votes) 3rd (2 votes)

5th Julie Yue age 11 26 total points 12 total votes 1st (6 votes) 2nd (2 votes) 3rd (4 votes)


5 students who were also very close to winning:

Jason Ren, Jenny Wang, Justin Lang, Michelle Chen, Melissa Wijono

5 students who I feel showed the most improvement this time:

Danika Luo, David Tang, Ellen Okamura, Evelyn Ngo, Rocco Trosclair

5 students who I feel showed the most creativity for the "Family" topic:

Helen He (for her "family meal")

Grant He (for his idea of a school of fish forming the shape of a house)

Evelyn Ngo (for her family tree)

Lance He (for his idea of drawing a camera taking a photo of a family)

Caroline Fu (for her acorn family)

UPDATE

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

- Added more drawings from Outdoor Class to the GALLERY.

UPDATE

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM Comments comments (0)

- I have started an album in the GALLERY for the Outdoor Class that the older students had on April 17, 2010. Right now, this album is incomplete. I will continue to add the other students artwork once I receive their finished pictures.

UPDATE

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM Comments comments (0)

- The winning contest pictures have been added to the GALLERY.

- A few more photos were added to the Canyon Creek album in the GALLERY.

SPRING 2010 CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 9:49 PM Comments comments (0)

This time, there were 94 voters. During voting, each student chose 3 pictures they liked the best from the younger group and 3 from the older group. If someone chose a picture for 1st place, I gave it 3 points. A vote for 2nd = 2 points. A vote for 3rd = 1 point.


Everyone who placed in the top 4 will get their prizes during class. The winning artwork will be posted in this website's gallery in the next few days after I have a chance to scan them.


LOWER GROUP (age 4-8) (39 total students entered)

1st Erin Zhang age 6 85 total points 37 total votes 1st (18 votes) 2nd (12 votes) 3rd (7 votes)

2nd Claire Wang age 7 73 total points 32 total votes 1st (17 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (8 votes)

3rd Stephen Shiue age 8 45 total points 23 total votes 1st (6 votes) 2nd (10 votes) 3rd (7 votes)

4th-tie Chloe Wang age 5 35 total points 17 total votes 1st (5 votes) 2nd (8 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

4th-tie Evelyn Dai age 5 35 total points 21 total votes 1st (4 votes) 2nd (6 votes) 3rd (11 votes)

5th Vivian Fu age 8 27 total points 14 total votes 1st (3 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

 

UPPER GROUP (age 9+) (24 total students entered)

1st Brittany Lee age 11 83 total points 34 total votes 1st (20 votes) 2nd (9 votes) 3rd (5 votes)

2nd-tie Cynthia Liu age 11 80 total points 35 total votes 1st (18 votes) 2nd (9 votes) 3rd (8 votes)

2nd-tie Vivian Shiue age 12 80 total points 35 total votes 1st (14 votes) 2nd (17 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

3rd Stephanie Wijono age 12 45 total points 20 total votes 1st (9 votes) 2nd (7 votes) 3rd (4 votes)

4th Jenny Wang age 9 43 total points 23 total votes 1st (4 votes) 2nd (11 votes) 3rd (9 votes)

5th Andrea Peir age 12 42 total points 27 total votes 1st (2 votes) 2nd (11 votes) 3rd (14 votes)


SPRING 2010 FAVORITE CARD ARTIST - Michelle Chen!!!

Michelle is 7-yrs-old (almost 8) and has been taking art with me since the age of 5. I'm very happy that the other students have chosen Michelle because I get to see every week how much she loves to draw. She even drew more than 20 pictures to show me over Spring Break! She is also a great leader for her classmates because she works hard and encourages others to concentrate. Congratulations Michelle!


5 students who were also very close to winning:

Cassidy Lee, David Lu, Emily S. Lu, Jasmine Lin, Sarah Wang

5 students who I feel showed the most improvement this time:

Angela Zhang, Grace Chen, Joyce Wu, Justin Lang, Rocco Trosclair

5 students who I feel showed the most creativity for the "Things with Wings" topic:

Brittany Lee (for her angelfish who died and became an angel)

Eric Li (for his flying envelopes which would sure make a mailman's job easier)

Flora He (for her room full of things with wings including the sofa!)

John Luo (for his flying pig labeled "swine flew")

Michelle Chen (for her view of the inside of a bird's nest)



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