Nandan Nair

Bald Eagle: King of Birds

Introduction The United States population is 320.09 million. But what is its national bird? If you guessed “bald eagle”, you’re right! Its scientific name is “Haliaeetus leucophalus”. It is the only eagle that lives in just the U.S. Human activities, such as hunting, threatened the eagle’s population. But in the 1900’s, the U.S. government passed […]

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Celebrating The Indian Premiere League

This is my second sports painting and the first on cricket. A cricket bat is in the process of smashing the ball in the air.  In this painting, I focused on reflection and use of color. The hardest part of this painting was making the logo of the Indian Premiere League look similar to the […]

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  • Commonly Used Words in Impressionism

    Commonly Used Words in Impressionism

Commonly Used Words in Impressionism

During the last 9 months of research on Impressionism, I found a lot of words/artist names repeated continuously while talking or reading about Impressionism. If you know or hear about something often about Impressionism that is not in this list, do let me know. I generated this picture on http://www.wordle.net/

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Book Reading – My first experience reading a big novel

Brotherband – Scorpion Mountain was the first big novel that I have read completely. The whole book is 451 pages long. It is the fifth book in the Brotherband series. If you think I am writing a review of this book, I am not. At first, I did not really understand the story. Eventually, I […]

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Wood Art

A few days ago, in Point Painters – an after school program at my school, I made a Wood Art. In this type of art, you use pieces of wood of different shapes and glue them to make an image. You should use wood glue for best results. I wanted to make something very different […]

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Clay Mask

Last week, at Point Painters, an after school program in our school, I finished making a clay mask. It looked really cool! See the picture… And, it even fit in my face! To make it, I first had to roll out a piece of clay so it was thin, and place it in the mold […]

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Lego Robotics Competition 2015 – I am participating in it…

I am in the 5th grade Point Webster Robotics Team and will be competing against the other middle schools in Quincy, MA for the President’s Cup on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Please do come and see our robot perform amazing things! Venue: Quincy High School, 100 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA-02169. For more information visit: http://www.hyperonline.org

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My Special Chocolate Sauce for my Mom

A few days ago, on my mom’s birthday, I was thinking of what to make for her. Then it struck… Special “Chocolate Sauce”… Hmmm yum!!! Here’s the ingredients and directions: Ingredients ½ cup cold milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1-2 Ferrero-Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates 1 spoon cocoa powder (can be substituted with chocolate) 1 spoon […]

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My Clay Model of A Paint Brush

We got an hour to work on something that will go in front of our display board. Since the paper paint brush idea failed, I thought of making a brush with clay. However, the problem was I did not have any clay to use. Thankfully, many people in the class had clay and I could […]

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Impressionism: School Project Display Board

As I was finishing up my display board, I thought why not make some design on the outside to give people a head’s up of what they are going to see inside. But then the question was – What should I do? I remembered that Impressionism originated in France. Then the idea hit me like […]

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Never Eat Soggy Waffles

A lot of times it is hard to remember which of the four cardinal directions are pointing where. But I have a weird, yet simple trick that will make it remembering as easy as 1-2-3. The trick is to remember these four words: “Never Eat Soggy Waffles”. North is always on the top and then go […]

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My first non-oil and non-canvas impressionistic painting: Monet’s Springtime-1872

I was filling my project display board with information about Impressionism. Ah, I notice a huge blank spot on the right side of the display board. What in the world am I supposed to do? Then I remembered that Ms. Joyce had told us to do a painting. So I thought, how about an Impressionistic […]

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School Project Correspondence

I extremely enjoyed doing the correspondence because I got to write letters to professionals on my topic. I wrote three letters, and I feel lucky to have gotten responses from all of them. I got the addresses using the Internet. The first awesome response I got was from Ms. Sandra Donnelly. She was my former […]

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Limerick – “John Smith”

There was once a man named “John Smith”. All his life, he wanted to be a blacksmith So he picked up a tool But fell off his stool That clumsy man named John Smith!

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“Nanini” – My own Indian Style Panini

This is my own creation which I call the “Nanini” meaning Nandan’s Panini. Although this sandwich originated in Italy, when I made it, I chose my own ingredients – some Indian spices and Indian pav-bhaji bread, to give it a little twist. Read the ingredients and the direction to make this simple yet delicious mouth […]

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My Poster for Fire Prevention Week

This is a poster which I made for Fire Prevention Week. In it, I wrote different pieces of information that will help in case of fire and also illustrated it with pictures. Hope you enjoy it.

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A Sketch of Vincent Van Gogh

This is a sketch of Vincent Van Gogh. I created this sketch for my ELC project, similar to the sketch of Claude Monet. This sketch will also feature on my project display board showing the people who contributed to the art of Impressionism. The same techniques were used to make this sketch. The only difference […]

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Brazil VS Argentina: Two of the world’s greatest teams coming together for one great match!

Brazil vs Argentina was my first ever soccer painting. The main theme of this painting was to bring Lionel Messi and Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr., two of the greatest soccer players (in my opinion) of the current time together. A common match-up in the Confederations Cup is Brazil vs Argentina, and Brazil usually wins. In […]

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Forza Motorsport 5 – Cover Photo Sketch

What do you do when you have 6 feet of snow outside and locked inside for the past 2 weeks with no school? Well, you could draw something… Thats exactly what I did. I drew a sketch of the Forza Motorsport 5. Forza Motorsport 5 is an awesome racing game available for XBox One and XBox 360. The box had […]

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  • Claude Monet: Sketch Vs Picture

    Claude Monet: Sketch Vs Picture

A sketch of Claude Monet

This was a sketch which I decided to do for my project on Impressionism for the Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) Program. I decided to do Claude Monet, because he is one of the most well-known Impressionists. When doing this sketch, I learnt a few things about the face sketch that you need to keep in mind. […]

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