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BJHS hosts art exhibit for sixth-grade students

BJHS hosts art exhibit for sixth-grade students
November 18
14:06 2022

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Breckenridge Junior High School hosted an exhibit for the sixth-grade art classes on Tuesday, displaying their artwork in the school’s hallways.

Art teacher Kyrah Bailey and Principal Laura Gibson were on hand to greet parents, students and other guests.

Bailey explained that the students had been studying the work of American artist Wayne Thiebaud, known for his colorful paintings, often featuring desserts such as pies and cakes.

“We’ve been studying color theories, using vibrant colors,” Bailey said. “We’ve been working on replacing dark colors with brighter colors, giving people something different to look at.”

One assignment focused on the students using oil pastels on black paper to paint a pumpkin. “I don’t like giving the students super-harsh boundaries,” Bailey said. “For this assignment, they needed to use a light, a medium and a dark color, but they couldn’t use white or black. Other than that, it was their choice.”

Bailey said next up on the art class schedule is gradients and blending.

BJHS Principal Laura Gibson takes a look at some of the paintings on display in the junior high hallway. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The BJHS art exhibit features the results of an art project that focused on the use of bright colors. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Brightly colored artwork decorates a corner of the junior high hallway. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Junior High art teacher Kyrah Bailey and sixth grader Peyton Davila pose for a picture in front of Peyton’s pumpkin painting (top row, center). (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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