Students Reflect on Their Elementary School Artwork

By Chloe Horstman, North Star Reporter

From crayon murals to clay masterpieces, elementary school art class is responsible for some of the most impressive and unique projects known to children. Whether it was displayed on the art wall in the hallway at school, hanging above the stairs, or found buried beneath piles of other papers, youthful art work can still make high school students smile when they reflect on their ‘good old days’.



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Artist: Nila Milo, 9

Medium: Construction paper and paint

Created in: Lusher Elementary

Current condition: Somewhat folded

“I really like this one, it was super fun,” Milo said. “It had to do with a lot of cutting and we just had different pieces of construction paper and everyone’s was different. We were always doing fun projects even though we all had to do the same thing. I always had my friends in that class, I remember we got to pick our seats, and that was pretty cool.”



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Artist: Jordyn Inman, 11

Medium: Paper hearts

Created in: Harvest Ridge Elementary

Current condition: slightly bent

“I probably found interesting that it was made out of all hearts,” Inman said. “Now it seems kind of simplistic and a little silly even, but it kind of makes me smile, knowing that this is what I spent my time with when I was little. I was worried about the heart doggie, not the chemistry homework.”



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Artist: Clara Bonstead, 9

Medium: Paint and clay stamp

Created in: Castlio Elementary

Current condition: Corners ruffled

“Some of the designs I did, I think the teacher complimented me on a few of them for my creativity,” Bonstead said. “I think that made me really proud of it. When the teacher wasn’t looking, we’d put paint all over our hands and put stamps under the table.”



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Artist: Ashleigh Lowery, 11

Medium: Crayons and markers

Created in: Henderson Elementary

Current condition: Fresh out of the frame

“It’s one of the better artworks I’ve done from elementary school,” Lowery said. “I remember really liking the fact that you could customize the pattern and what colors you got to use, and especially learning about all the different types of colors, not just the rainbow but also monochromatic and analogous colors and all of that was really fun to do.”