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Art students cut and paste

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Special to the Daily Vail Mountain School sixth grader Sophia Friedman stands by her collage, "The Grand Paradise"
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VAIL – Over the last few months, middle school students at Vail Mountain School have been studying the masterpieces of collage artists and creating original works.

Their creations were displayed recently during the inaugural art show in the new Vail Mountain School art gallery.

Sixth through eighth graders have been studying various methods used in collages. The sixth grade worked on cityscape collages after learning about foreground, middleground and background.

After researching culture and the region of various countries, seventh graders used collage to depict what they discovered in their research. The seventh graders used at least four materials, including tissue paper and coins.

Eight graders studied the art of Chuck Close, an American artist who created portraits by combining little abstract paintings to form an image. After learning about his work, eight graders used Close as a reference in their own collage portraits of famous people.Helping to creating a festive mood for the event, the middle school band, in small ensembles, performed holiday songs under the direction of David Laub, chair of the music department.

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