This is the blog for the Waitsfield Elementary School Art Program in Waitsfield Vermont. This site is maintained by Nora McDonough. It contains photographs and information about past and current art projects completed at all levels, K-6.
As part of our Vermont Artist unit, fifth and sixth grade artists studied printmaker Sabra Field. Field lives near Middlebury, Vermont and has become well-known for her simple, peaceful, colorful prints of the Vermont landscape. We looked at many examples of Field's work and discussed common themes and stylistic elements. Students noticed that many of Field's pictures show the sky fading from light to dark and mountains fading as they recede into the distance. Look for this in the students' work.
Here are a few examples of Sabra Field's Vermont landscapes:
Here are the paintings by fifth and sixth grade artists: