OVS Art with Mrs. Barry

Kindergarten through 12th Grade

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K-12 Art Contest Opportunity

In recognition of Reptile Awareness Day, Nebraska Game and Parks has a reptile art contest for Kindergarten - 12th grade. See link below for more details!
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Coming Up:


Theme for the year: Artists use a visual language & American Art.

Mr. D's class will be looking at Earth Art and work by Andy Goldsworthy this week .


Theme for the year: Artist's are explorers and artists are part of a community.

Mrs. Harmon's class is looking at the artwork of the Ancient Anasazi and Acoma Pueblo. They will be creating symmetrical vessel drawings with patterns inspired by traditional Southwestern Pottery.

Check out all the places we have explored!

Will be updated as the year goes on!


Theme for the year: What is an artist? Artists tell stories.

K/1 is going to begin to talk about shapes and will be cutting out shapes! We will be focusing on scissor safety and how to cut this week.

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Middle School: Electives for MS begin 2nd quarter and I will be seeing each grade level for a quarter each week face to face.

2nd Quarter -7th

3rd Quarter -8th

4th Quarter - 6th

7th Grade Art will begin 2nd Quarter!

7th grade's theme for the year is Personal Identity. We focus on learner's identity as an artist, identity within a group and personal artistic voice.

We will begin talking about Surrealism this week!

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Help & Support Available for Art 1-2 & Digital Design

In Newrow:

  • Tuesdays, from 7:50-8:15am
  • By appointment

ART 1-2

Coming Up:

This quarter Art 1-2 students will be looking at art from Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.

The quarter will culminate with students choosing a project focusing on one of the styles of art we have studied.

This week we will be looking at the art of Japan, focusing on Japanese landscape painting.

Art for Conservation

Art 1-2 learners will also be working on a special project, studying wildlife conservation and participating in an art show with other high school students around the district.

Art 1-2 learners will have unique learning opportunities to support their exploration of animal conservation. More info to come.

Intro to Digital Design

Digital Design courses will be continuing the exploration and creation in Inkscape!

Unit 5 Color

In class we will be using Inkscape to explore color and color theory.
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Inktober for Secondary Students

What is Inktober?

Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and shares it.

The name Inktober comes from the art of "Inking" Inking is the process of adding shading and detail to the original drawing, giving it more character. It's one of the most important and most unrecognized aspects of comic books.

To participate at OVS, we post on a school moderated Padlet instead of social media. It is OPTIONAL for fun.


1) Make an original, school appropriate drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). Or you can draw digitally. All should be black and white.

2) Post it on the Padlet in the column for the prompt you drew. There is one column for each day.

3) Repeat

You can do as many or as few days as you would like. You can go in order or you can not go in order.That’s it. Now go make something beautiful!