Bryant, 6, and Sophia Lawson, 9, of Stephanie Grotzke-Nash and Rachel Oden’s art classes, both enjoyed their pieces following Laurel Burch’s style. “I put the most into this one,” Sophia said. I thought it’d be fun and I love cats.” “I love cats too,” Bryant said.

Bryant, 6, and Sophia Lawson, 9, of Stephanie Grotzke-Nash and Rachel Oden’s art classes, both enjoyed their pieces following Laurel Burch’s style. “I put the most into this one,” Sophia said. I thought it’d be fun and I love cats.” “I love cats too,” Bryant said.

Helen Haller students take an adventure with art

More than 100 students participated in the Adventures in Art Show at Helen Haller Elementary School on June 12.

Aspiring artists learned about and followed the styles of many artists over several weeks such as Laurel Burch, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Henri Matisse and Wassily Kadinsky. For the event in the school’s gym, more than 350 people attended.

The show was put on by teachers Stephanie Grotzke-Nash, kindergarten; Ione Marcy, first grade; Kaylee Kinsey, second; Renee Mullikin, second; and Rachel Oden, third.

Brayden Aunspuch, 6, in Ione Marcy’s class, liked making art following Paul Klee because “it had a challenge and it turned out nice.”

Brayden Aunspuch, 6, in Ione Marcy’s class, liked making art following Paul Klee because “it had a challenge and it turned out nice.”

Madysyn Salazar, 9, of Rachel Oden’s art class, likes her Laurel Burch piece best at the Helen Haller Adventures in Art Show. “I love the way the colors are so bright,” she said.

Madysyn Salazar, 9, of Rachel Oden’s art class, likes her Laurel Burch piece best at the Helen Haller Adventures in Art Show. “I love the way the colors are so bright,” she said.

Piper Thurston, 8, of Renee Mullikin’s class, stands with her art piece that follows the style of Henri Matisse. She liked this one of her best because “you can make up your own art and have fun.” Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Piper Thurston, 8, of Renee Mullikin’s class, stands with her art piece that follows the style of Henri Matisse. She liked this one of her best because “you can make up your own art and have fun.” Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Bailey Fatherson, 6, a kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, stands with her art following Laurel Burch. It’s her favorite piece, she said, “because I like kitties.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Bailey Fatherson, 6, a kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, stands with her art following Laurel Burch. It’s her favorite piece, she said, “because I like kitties.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Brooklyn Fatherson, 8, of Renee Mullikin’s art class, holds her tile art at the Helen Haller art show on June 12.

Brooklyn Fatherson, 8, of Renee Mullikin’s art class, holds her tile art at the Helen Haller art show on June 12.

Third-grader Ryan Stites of Rachel Oden’s art class stands with his art following Piet Mondrian. He liked it best because he was able to finish it without taking up his class time later in the week. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Third-grader Ryan Stites of Rachel Oden’s art class stands with his art following Piet Mondrian. He liked it best because he was able to finish it without taking up his class time later in the week. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Claire Hardy, kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, poses with her piece of art following Pablo Picasso’s style. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Claire Hardy, kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, poses with her piece of art following Pablo Picasso’s style. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Alyssa L’Ami, kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, poses with her piece of art following Pablo Picasso’s style.

Alyssa L’Ami, kindergartener in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class, poses with her piece of art following Pablo Picasso’s style.

Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Teachers leading the Adventures in Art Show at Helen Haller Elementary on June 12 include, from left, Ione Marcy, Rachel Oden, Kaylee Kinsey, Stephanie Grotzke-Nash and Renee Mullikin. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Teachers leading the Adventures in Art Show at Helen Haller Elementary on June 12 include, from left, Ione Marcy, Rachel Oden, Kaylee Kinsey, Stephanie Grotzke-Nash and Renee Mullikin. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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