Seward High School Art

January 17, 2017

Bas Relief Tile Texture Project

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Bas Relief Textured Tile Project!

Cultures all around the world make BAS RELIEF meaning LOW RELIEF! This is 3-D art rising from a flat surface. A penny is an example of bas relief because part of the surface is raised!

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Here is a cool dragon in the bas relief style.

We are going to recreate ancient bas relief tiles to learn about texture and practice making it!
There is an accompanying video to this lesson here.
1. Roll slab of clay
2. Lay cardboard template on top and cut around it with pin tool.
3. Smooth your tile with your finger, a toothbrush, water
4. Cut out the ancient tile design you chose with scissors
5. Lay design on top of clay slab
6. Go over every line in the design with a pen
7. Lift paper/ Faint lines should appear in the clay where you traced!

Now is the time to add texture!
1. Incising – cutting the clay
a. Go over all lines with pin tool to make them more pronounced
b. Use small loop tools to cut wider lines or certain shapes out
2. Applique – Adding clay
a. Add clay to emphasize certain features!
b. Whenever you add clay, SCORE (make lots of scratches) the clay you are adding and where you are adding the clay, use water as well! Smooth
3. Stamping – press stamps into the clay
a. Create a pattern in the background with stamps! Mine is all random but you could make it even as well!

Next Class Period – hopefully your clay has firmed up some and is now leather hard!
If you have finished the 3 forms of texture on your piece now is the time to refine!
1. Brush off top with large dry brush (like an archeologist)
2. Smooth rough areas with a wet brush
3. Use a pin tool or loop tool to clean out rough or boogery areas
4. Gently flip it over. Smooth the backside with fingers, water, a toothbrush
5. Carve an inscription on the bottom, at the least you initials, at the most to so and so from so and so 2017…

At this point you can decide if you want your tile to be a trivet or a wall hanging!

Trivet – roll 4 small balls of clay of even size. Score and attach them to the 4 corners to act as little legs. Smooth.

Wall hanging – bore holes in each of the top corners. Twist as you push the bring tool through. Clean up holes.

When you are done and it is the best that it can be

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January 16, 2017

Watercolor Sampler Project

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We are beginning a watercolor unit. Our first project will cover the basic techniques in watercolor while making a cool piece of art. We are covering 12 techniques and here are examples of each:

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You need to begin by coming up with a composition which includes 12 shapes which are all about the same size. Here is my idea!
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After you get your design approved, plan out where you will do each technique. You can plan colors and shading too!
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Next you need to tape out your design on watercolor paper. You need to make the masking tape tinner but cutting it into 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 as thick using scissors or exacto knives. You may want to make some lines thicker and some thinner.
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Before you begin painting make sure you have:
watercolor set
multiple brushes of different sizes
cup of clean water
toothpick
saran wrap
salt
alcohol
liquid frisket
kleenex
2 straws

Here is my video tutorial on how to do all of the watercolor techniques. Please follow along, and pause or rewind if necessary!

Here are the tehniques in the order I cover them:
Watercolor Techniques

Liquid Frisket
Glazing first layer

Underlayer for:
Splatter
Dry Brush
Blow

Wet onto wet
Salt
Scrafito
Graded
Saran wrap
Tissue lift
Alcohol

After First Layer is Dry Revisit and Finish:
Liquid Frisket Background
Splatter
Dry Brush
Blow
Glazing Second Layer

Here is my finished product and some from the past:
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BWaggoner


Chloey Baldwin


Mary Ramirez

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January 9, 2017

Red Cup Elements and Principles of Design

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The ELEMENTS of Design (the tools to make art)
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Line (a point moving through space)

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Shape (two dimensional geometric or organic shapes)

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Form (three dimensional forms)

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Color (hue)

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Texture (surface description)

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Space (positive vs negative)

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Space (perspective – close vs far)

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Value ( light vs dark)

The PRINCIPLES of Design (how to use the tools to make art)
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Pattern (regular arrangement of repeated elements)

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Contrast (juxtaposing two different things to create interest)

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Emphasis (the artist wants your eye to be drawn to this area – focal point)

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Balance (symmetrical or asymmetrical visual balance)

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Proportion/Scale (differences in size)

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Harmony (all the parts of the piece create a pleasing whole)

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Rhythm/Movement (recurring elements to direct the movement of the eye)

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December 21, 2016

Illusions with lines

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To end the year, we did a variety of small projects involving optical illusions using lines and rulers!  We started with the 3-D hand or sphere illusion, then did a one point perspective room, and ended with 3-D one point perspective letters!  Here are just a few of them!

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Shayne Sullivan

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Case Estes

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Ayla Lapanskas

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Gabby Keeter

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Sarah Meinema

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Ruby Lindquist

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Elena Hamner

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Maddy Moore

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Emma Moore

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Heleana Backus

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Sarah Meinema

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Ryan Miller

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Jazmine Jarnig

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Heleana Backus

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Emma Moore

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Kaylee Brockman

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Zen Petrosius

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Sculptural Cactus Pots

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The assignment was to make a sculpture that could be used as a planter! SHS Art Students really did a great job, check them out!

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Brendan McMurray

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Kaylee Brockman

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Laurel Correa

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Ryan Miller

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Zen Petrosius

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Kendyl Morris

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Emma Moore

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Ruby Lindquist

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Rachael O’Rourke

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Maddy Moore

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Clarence Longan

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Faith Mitchell

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Case Estes

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Elena Hamner

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Forrest Matheson

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Alexis Sullivan

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Connor Spanos

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Heleana Backus

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Allison Rogers

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Meghan Mullaly

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Lindy Guernsey

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Beckah Christenson

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Gabby Keeter

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Emilia Whitcome

 

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December 8, 2016

Reductive Block Prints

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The first semester is wrapping up here at Seward High and we are ready for our holiday break! SHS Art students completed block prints and did a great job! They were allowed to trace a photo of their choice. The artistry was in identifying and simplifying the image into 3 different values (light medium dark) and also showing different textures! Then they had to carve this image into linoleum and print in layers to get the different colors/values. Here are some great ones for you to check out!

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linoleum block and tool example

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Mikayla Dumars

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Forest Matheson

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Nele Hohenstein

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Connor Spanos

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Elena Hamner

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Kaylee Brockman

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Case Estez

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Emma Moore

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Akilena Veach

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Heleana Backus

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Justin McMurray

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Nicole Charlie

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Emilia Whitcome

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Ruby Lindquist

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Allie Tollof

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Olivia Carney

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Walker McKnight

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Sadie Lindquist

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Brendan McMurray

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Rachel O’Rourke

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Robert Chappell

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November 18, 2016

Hero Painting

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Seward High Art Students made a painting of someone they admired and included a related quote, thinking about font and composition.  They drew these by hand and mixed their own colors!  Great job!

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Rebekah Christensen

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Riley von Borstel

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Chad Quinn

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Emilia Whitcome

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Kalista Rodriguez

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Lindy Guernsey

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Nathaniel Basalo

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Olivia Carney

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Alex Ursel

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Robert Chappell

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Allie Toloff

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Sophie Dow

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Meghan Mullaly

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Brendan McMurray

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Trapper Allen

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Walker McKnight

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Seth Zimmerman

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Matthew Parish

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Chris Kingsland

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Grace Dumars

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Toni Zacher

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Sadie Lindquist

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Steven Osborn

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Raven Stevenson

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Tyler Goddard

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Basil Dougherty

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David Thomas

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Rachel O’Rourke

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October 21, 2016

Alternative Energy Art

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Seward Energy Forum & Fair took place last weekend at Avtec!  This fair brought light to clean, alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, biomass, solar, wind, and hydro energy.  Students from K-12 made art inspired by this subject matter and did a great job!  This show was juried by the public and has amazing prizes from local businesses!  Here are some of them!

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Emma Moore – HS First Place! Millers Landing Caine’s Head Full Day Kayak Paddle and Hiking Adventure for two!

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Ruby Lindquist – HS 2nd Place! Alaska River Company Rafting and Fishing on the Kenai River!

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Selma Casagranda – MS 1st Place! Kenai River Trips Kenai Scenic Float for 2 People!

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Antilleon Atcherian – MS 2nd Place! Kayak Adventures 2 Free Half-Day Tours!

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Heleana Backus

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Kaylee Brockman

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Creeanna Whitcome

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Mikayla Dumars

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Elena Hamner

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Maddy Moore

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Zen Petrosius

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Case Estes

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Daisy Terry

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Jessi Hood

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Maddy Athey

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Laurel Correa

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Jeremy Anderson

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Josh Park

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Lydia Jacoby

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Isiah Harris

 

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Karlye Ebberson

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Preston Jeffords

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Lucy Hankins

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Matthias Wood

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Ceramic Frames

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These frames were more difficult than I’d imagined to construct!  Students made a paper pattern first and then traced their design onto clay slabs.  The photos slide into a little compartment in back and all the frames have a way to be hung too!  Thanks students for your patience and creative designs!

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Chad Quinn

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Chris Kingsland

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Tyler Goddard

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Steven Osborn

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Olivia Carney

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Kalista Rodriguez

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Walker McKnight

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Sadie Lindquist

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Meghan Mullaly

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Trapper Allen

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Nathaniel Basallo

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Angela Tinker

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Sophie Dow

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Brendan McMurray

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Allie Tollof

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Basil Dougherty

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Naomi Ifflander

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Natasha Tolbert

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Beau Freiberg

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Emma Moore

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Zen Petrosius

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Forest Matheson

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Akilena Veach

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Nicole Charlie

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Shalonda Vent

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Kaylee Brockman

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Heleana Backus

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Braden Lane

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Kobe John

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Robert Chapell

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Linnea Hribernick

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Winter Richie

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Clara LaRock

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Sarah Meinema

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Mikayla Dumars

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Dana Van Slyke

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Daisy Terry

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Eliza Goddard

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Jack Gunther

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Raven Stevenson

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Krisnan

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Elena Hamner

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Nele Hohenstein

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Ruby Lindquist

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Case Estes

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Maddy Moore

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Jessi Hood

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Joshua Park

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Jaylon John

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Justin McMurray

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Alexis Sullivan

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Egor Sturdy

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Kamryn Pack

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Jacob Lodzinski

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Alex Ursel

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Brooks Berry

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September 26, 2016

Egyptian Art For SMAF

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If you went to the Seward Music and Arts Festival this past weekend, you got to see this Egyptian themed art in real life!  This truly is a community centered event, with Seward El, Middle and High School students all helping by creating decorations.  Here are some of the High-schoolers pieces:

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Heleana Backus

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Mycah Ebberson

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Ruby Lindquist

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Nele Hohenstein

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Emma Moore

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Linnea Hribernick

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Hayley Unrein

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Sholanda Vent

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Maddy Moore

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Zen Petrosius

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Beau Freiberg

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Ernesto Montoya

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Dana Van Slyke

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Alexis Sullivan

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Gabby Keeter

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Egor Sturdy

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Josh Park

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Kaylee Brockman

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Daisy Terry

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Meghan Mullaly

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Rebekah Christenson

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Lindy Guernsey

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Basil Dougherty

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Emilia Whitcome

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Forest Matheson poses with the King Tut Sarcophagus Collage made by Seward High and Seward Middle Students!

Thanks for supporting this event and we hope you had fun 🙂

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