Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

Student Work

 

Jim Hashimoto's Science students were involved in a in experiments involving changes to habitats and biospheres as part of the National Science Foundations Cascades to Coast study.  Here is a video of them working and presenting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BJev48KpDxs#t=0

 

 

As a follow-up to a whole school read, on March 23rd da Vinci students went to see The Hunger Games. Beforehand they were interviewed on the radio. You can listen to that broadcast here.  http://soundcloud.com/realwriterspr/da-vinci-hunger-games.

Some homework stars from Mary Morris' drawing & painting students:

 

 

DA VINCI STUDENTS TAKE HOME THE GOLD (& silver, too!)
Congratulations to the following da Vinci students who won gold and silver honors in the Scholastic Art Awards.
Gold Keys

Salem Carrico Rogers Digital Art  Without Words* 
McKenzie Vanko  Painting      
Japanese Garden*

As Gold Medal winners Salem Carrico Rogers and McKenzie   Vanko hadtheir work on display at PNCA Pacific Northwest College of Art 1241 NW Johnson 2/5- 2/25th. 

Silver Keys    
Salem Carrico Rogers    Digital Art     
China Doll*
Adelle Levine        Mixed Media   
In The Waves*
McKenzie Vanko    Painting        
Japanese Screen
McKenzie Vanko    Painting        
Cherry Blossom*
Lucy Berlin             Photography  Youth   
*These pieces will be on display at da Vinci 2/3 & 2/4 as part of the Master Arts Showcase. Come at 6 pm either night to view them in our new gallery space!
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Printmaking Class 
website
 
(Click on Home when the link opens)
Teacher Andrew Butterfield and student teacher Matt Carlson have set up a website to share the work from the term printmaking class. Click on the link above to see a list of assignments, students' work and video tutorials of printing precesses.
Come join the students of Da Vinci Arts Middle School for the first annual printmaking show hosted by Bite Studio! 2000 SE 7th Ave. The show will open Friday, March 11th from 6pm to 9pm and run through the weekend. Studio hours are 10am to 5pm. Hope to see you there.
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da Vinci's Fall 2010 production was William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Click here for some photo highlights

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A few selections from the homework display case
2009-10

Aphrodite by Rachel Pinegar

and an abstract paintings by Nathaniel Nuckolls

  

Nesha Eaton                                                           Mckenzie Vanko

by Zoe Naimo        

 Zoe Naimo                                                           Megan Ladd                         

MASTER ARTS SHOWCASE 2010

Here is a sample of work from this year's gallery portion of the Master Arts Showcase. If you would like a catalog of all the works plus a DVD of the performances, a few copies are avaialble in the office for $20.

                   

Flower oil painting by Zoe Naimo                                      Star Gazing hand woven by Elena Cissell

   

Imagine monoprint by Lia Robichau                     Flicker pencil drawing by Sophie Alness

   

Migrane mixed media by Nash Casey               Pomodoro drawing by Madeleine Levin

If you would like to see more, you'll need to buy the catalog of all the works plus a DVD of the performances, a few copies are available in the office for $20.

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Pictures taken of the fall 2009 Mural project. It is located in the courtyard on the SE corner of the school.

  

We started by tracing our shadows

    

Next we mixed the paint                                 Then we started painting....

and painting...

and more painting.

We put up tents & tarps so we could paint on rainy days.

   Finishing touchs!

 

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A few pieces from students last year:

 

Sailor - acrylic painting by Emmalena Schulte      Clouds - digital photo by Zach Nickens

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Japanese Garden                                             Fused Glass Mosaic in the Water Garden

colored pencil by Alexandria Gunderson            Glass project directed by Lisa Wilcke