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Shown is the wall of artwork in Kay Bellino’s Opp Middle School classroom. An artshow will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at OMS. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Shown is the wall of artwork in Kay Bellino’s Opp Middle School classroom. An artshow will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at OMS. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

OMS students to hold art show Tuesday

Students in Opp Middle School Art Teacher Kay Bellino’s class will put their work on display next week.

These pieces of art, along with many more, will be on exhibit at the seventh grade All Stars Celebration and Art Show on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the OMS multipurpose room.

Bellino, who started teaching in Opp last September, started her class by teaching them the elements of art.

“Line, color, shape, form — just the very basics,” Bellino said. “Then, I moved into the principles of art, in other words how to use line, form, shape, color and putting it together to create lines and balance.”

From those basics and principles, Bellino’s seventh grade students crafted pieces of art dealing with several concepts, which include symmetry, radial, perspective and depth, zentangles — creating art using line patterns, movement, positive and negative space, mixing colors, texture, movement and rhythm.

“This one’s mine,” OMS seventh grader Taylor Stuard said about his drawing that depicts a painted pattern from different angles.

Stuard said he’s always liked art, especially drawing with different colors.

“I like being able to do all of the different things I can,” he said. “I came up with that because I can do all of the circles and the colors, and put them together like that.”

Nadia Ladmer said she likes art because you can create your own.

Emily Ward said she didn’t realize that she was so good at art.

In fact, one of Ward’s paintings will be presented to the Opp City Schools Board of Education as a gift.

Another form of art that exhibitgoers will notice is one in which students draw what they see.

Bellino said it’s a good technique for students to gain because it allows them to not draw what they think they’re seeing.

“That’s been a big thing for them,” she said. “Just like these shoes at an angle, and vases.”

Bellino said around 78 seventh graders’ art will be on exhibit next week.