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Designs & Images Virtual Art Show 2020-21

Designs & Images Virtual Art Show 2020-21

Dear Kruse Family,

I would like you congratulate our Kruse students on their artwork selected for the virtual “Designs & Images 2020-21 Art Show”. The virtual art show sponsored by CSU’s Hatton Gallery and will by live April 26th through December 11th. This year we focused on the artists “Habits of the Mind”. Your student showed exceptional work in these categories and are displayed in sections.

You can see our students work displayed alongside student from all over Poudre School District at:


Aiya Baird – Kindergarten – Stretch and Explore

Citlali Ponder – 1st Grade – Express

Trinity Williams – 2nd Grade – Envision

Carla Viveros - 3rd Grade – Engage and Persist

Taylor Croci – 4th Grade – Develop Craft

The Artist habits of the mind include…

Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

Engage & Persist: Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the art world and/or of personal importance, to develop focus conducive to working and persevering at tasks.

Envision: Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed and imagine possible next steps in making a piece.

Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

Observe: Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary “looking” requires, and thereby to see things that otherwise might not be seen.

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.

Understand (Arts) Community: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists (i.e., in classrooms, in local arts organizations, and across the art field) and within the broader society. Arts is in parenthesis here as it can easily be switched with other disciplines, like science or history.

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