Collaborative Art

EMES Art Raffle

The 2021 elementary artwork created collaboratively by each grade will land in someone’s lucky home by raffle! Each painting is described below. Purchase raffle tickets in advance, or in person at the EMES Christmas concert on Dec. 9. Raffle tickets are $15 each, or five for $50.

To purchase in advance, send cash or check to Jen Stoltzfus in the EMES front office with a note of how many tickets you want to purchase, and for which grades. Pay by credit card here.

Tickets will be available to purchase the night of the concert with cash, check or a QR code with phone on site. 

Ticket sales will remain open till Tuesday, December 14th. Winners will be drawn Wednesday, December 15th, and notified immediately! 

EMES Notecards

Blank note card sets featuring the artwork are for sale. Each set of six cards features one photo on the cover. Purchase a pack of six for $10 and choose if you want all from one grade, or a variety pack.

Submit your order by clicking on this link. Orders received by December 10 are guaranteed to be sent home with your student by Christmas break. Your EMES account will be charged for the notecards. Please note, EMES accounts cannot be used to charge for raffle tickets since that is considered a donation. 

All proceeds benefit the EMES art department.

Kindergarten 2021

KINDERGARTEN: Rainbow Dash

Size: 18” x 24”

Medium: acrylic paint

Description: Kindergarten artists worked in small groups to paint abstract designs directly on a cradled wooden panel. Beginning at the edges and working inward they painted patches of colors or large designs as a base layer. Once dry, they created a second layer of designs using small lines, shapes, and patterns.  Students were thoughtful in selecting colors that would stand out next to each other, and they enjoyed talking together about their painting. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.

1st Grade 2021

1ST GRADE: The Rainbow Tornado

Size: 18” x 24”

Media: wooden sticks, permanent marker

Description: 1st grade artists used markers to draw colorful patterns and designs on a series of wooden craft sticks. The sticks were then glued onto a cradled wooden panel in an alternating horizontal and vertical pattern. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.

2nd Grade 2021

2ND GRADE: Tie-Dye Splash

Size: 18” x 24”

Medium: acrylic paint

Description: After a cradled wooden panel was divided into eight equal rectangles, 2nd grade artists worked in pairs to paint their portion a solid background color. Students then added large geometric or organic shapes followed by additional layers of colorful designs. Classmate pairs practiced sharing their ideas, listening to each other, and compromising. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.

3rd Grade 202`

3RD GRADE: Rainbow Fusion

Size: 18” x 24”

Media: paper, acrylic paint

Description: 3rd grade artists each painted two 6x6 squares of paper a solid background color, then used a variety of tools such as spools, wooden blocks, bubble wrap, and lids to create patterns and implied textures. The large squares were cut into a series of 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares. Students adhered their individual pieces onto a cradled wooden panel, intermingled with those of their classmates, arranging them into an abstract design. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.

4th Grade 2021

4TH GRADE: Colorful World

Size: 18” x 24”

Medium: acrylic paint

Description: 4th grade artists brainstormed and voted on an inspirational saying to serve as the centerpiece of their painting. Next, each student painted a section of the cradled wooden panel a solid color then added colorful patterns and designs on top. The class engaged in several problem-solving discussions in which they practiced using their own voices while also respecting and considering their classmates’ ideas. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.

5th Grade 2021

5TH GRADE: Mash Up

Size: 18” x 24”

Medium: paper

Description: Each 5th grade artist selected a square of background paper then cut a variety of shapes to form an abstract or representational collage. Students also worked in groups of three to create a group collage. During group work, students listened to each group member’s ideas, added their own voice and effort to the planning and work process, and found ways to compromise. As the final step in their creative process, the class brainstormed title ideas for their piece then voted for their favorite.