Toni Lieppert Polfus

Pottery and Watercolor

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For this project I have my students use colored pencils to find their own style. They were required to draw a landscape that shows depth, but could make the colors and style their own. The goal was to practice mixing colors. My drawing is of Ireland based off a black and white picture.

For this project I have my students use colored pencils to find their own style. They were required to draw a landscape that shows depth, but could make the colors and style their own. The goal was to practice mixing colors. My drawing is of Ireland based off a black and white picture.

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I teach an entire semester on birds with my 2nd graders. We do many projects on different aspects of birds and art. In this example the students work on their first realistic pencil drawing. They learn to use value and shading based off a reference photograph. This is one of my demonstration pieces of a Steller’s Jay. 

I teach an entire semester on birds with my 2nd graders. We do many projects on different aspects of birds and art. In this example the students work on their first realistic pencil drawing. They learn to use value and shading based off a reference photograph. This is one of my demonstration pieces of a Steller’s Jay. 

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New Mural Underway in Lac du Flambeau
Kids in Lac du Flambeau are working on a mural project this summer. The public art will be displayed on the side of the George W. Brown Ojibwe Cultural Museum.
About twenty five kids have spent the past month helping out on the mural project, which won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Greg Johnson is one of the project leaders.  He says he worked with the kids to design the mural. 
“And they’re gonna depict various plants and medicines from our Lac du Flambeau reservation, as well as some of the beadwork that’s found in the museum,” explained Johnson.  ”Me and the students we walked in there and checked out the old beadwork and quillwork, and decided that we’d pick some of those.”
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New Mural Underway in Lac du Flambeau

Kids in Lac du Flambeau are working on a mural project this summer. The public art will be displayed on the side of the George W. Brown Ojibwe Cultural Museum.

About twenty five kids have spent the past month helping out on the mural project, which won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Greg Johnson is one of the project leaders.  He says he worked with the kids to design the mural. 

“And they’re gonna depict various plants and medicines from our Lac du Flambeau reservation, as well as some of the beadwork that’s found in the museum,” explained Johnson.  ”Me and the students we walked in there and checked out the old beadwork and quillwork, and decided that we’d pick some of those.”

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