Georgetown’s Jazzy Rizzi Birds

Georgetown’s first grade artists have been featured in a recent Arts & Activities Magazine article, “Getting Jazzy With Rizzi Birds”.  Check out the article here!

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First Grade Rizzi Birds

Georgetown artists have had the honor of being featured several times this year in Arts & Activities, one of the leading art magazines in the nation.  You can see additional stories and artwork from our artists here: Arts & Activities

Congratulations to our amazing Georgetown artists!

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The Date Is Set!

The date is set for our 2018 District Art Show!  Hudsonville’s Student Art Show includes fabulous student masterpieces from grades PK through 12.

2018 District Art Show

4/23/18 through 5/01/18

Hudsonville City Hall, Lower Level

Artist Receptions 5:30-7:30 PM each evening

Georgetown Elementary Student Reception:

Tuesday 4/24/18 5:30-7:30 PM

Here’s a final look at our April 2017 District Art Show….enjoy!

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Better Late…Than Never!

Georgetown artists wrapped up the school year with some pretty cool projects inspired by our study of African art and culture.  Before the summer slides away….here are a few of our favorites.

Fifth Grade African animal drawings on indigo dyed backgrounds with chalk Andikra symbols. Fifth graders got to select any African animal they wanted to draw, so this project was a hit!

Second grade tropical birds – plus a color and pattern review.

First grade printed and colored Kente Cloth with some toothy crocodiles lounging on top.

Fourth grade model magic African amulets painted with metallic paint.

Third grade jazzy African zebras with printed borders.

Kindergarten African zebras. Color, pattern, and cuteness – these fun zebras have it all!

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Oh The Cuteness!

I do love a project that makes me smile, and these cute cats by our Kindergarten crowd are making all of us happy.  We’ve been learning about the artist Paul Klee and having fun finding all the shapes in his artwork.

We read this book and discussed this painting….can you find the cats and birds?

We drew our cats, colored the little tricky bits with crayon, put some fancy painting music on and…painted!

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Fun With Figure Drawing

Back by popular demand…Fourth Grade Figure Drawings!  Fourth graders learned how to do gesture drawings and had a blast posing for each other.  We viewed and discussed the figure drawings of Edgar Degas – and then the giggles commenced as they stood on the art room tables and posed for 30 second gesture drawings.  We do this project every year, and it never gets old!

We followed up our figure drawing practice by drawing from our mannequins.  Fourth graders were excited to show off their new figure drawing expertise!

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STEAM and ART = BEAUTY!

Georgetown’s Art and Steam teachers collaborated on a very cool project.  Our Kinders and First graders were challenged in Mrs. Totten’s STEAM Studio to design and build their perfect paint brush.  (See the project in STEAM class here.) They thought about the kinds of marks they wanted to make with their brushes and created brushes that would dab, draw, and make different types of lines.

STEAM Brushes – ready to paint.

Their colorful brushes were put to the test in Mrs. Brouwer’s art class.  First grade artists created an abstract landscape with their newly built brushes.

First step – a little texture rubbing.

Step two – putting those brushes to work with paint!

A little black paint to outline – and beautiful landscapes by First Graders are complete.

Kindergarten artists were also excited to create with their STEAM brushes.  We explored the work of Eric Carle, and created a background of water for our darling Eric Carle inspired yellow ducks.

We wrapped up our Steam/Art Brush Project with a discussion about the brushes and how well they worked.  Our First Grade and Kindergarten students had some great ideas to improve their brushes, including using clothes pins to hold cotton balls on the brushes so they could change the cotton balls when they got gooey with paint.  Many wanted to go back to Steam class and figure out ways they could design ways to clean their brushes to re-use them, along with attaching more objects to the brush to make different painted lines.  This was a great thinking + creating project, with beautiful results!

 

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Finally – The HPS District Art Show is READY!

It’s here…the 2017 HPS Student Art Show is up and ready for you to visit!  The HPS Art Teachers invite you to stop by the Hudsonville City Hall to view art created by some of the most talented artists in our district.

The show runs from April 17 – 25 and is open from 8AM – 5PM during City Hall Hours.  There are special Artist Receptions held each evening from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Visit our Art Department Blog for additional art show information.

Georgetown Artists – your night is Wednesday, April 19 – I hope to see you at the show!  

Can’t wait? Here’s a little sneak peek – see you soon!

 

2017 HPS District Art Show

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Our Latest…Clay Projects

Just before spring break, Georgetown artists carefully wrapped their clay projects and took them home.  Here’s a look at their clay creations!

Firsties learned how to make a pinch pot, glaze it, and finally add a little bead and wire embellishment.

Second graders created cute pinch pot birds.  They learned how to score the clay and add water to attach the eyes and beaks to their birds.  After glazing they added feathers to give their critters lots of personality.

Each year third grade artists learn how to make a coil pot.  They had fun adding a snake to their coil pots!

Fourth graders loved creating their wall pockets, and had big plans to use their projects to hold pencils, notes, and even cell phones!

Fifth graders tried a new project this year – awesome texture plates that sit on little feet.  Their plates are really amazing!

 

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Fifth Graders Explore…Hundertwasser

Fifth grade artists have been exploring the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser – an artist we call the Spiral Guy.  They were intrigued to learn that he never wore matching socks (too boring!) and that he designed toilets and bathrooms (fun discussions for 5th graders!).

Hundertwasser and his spiral art.

Fifth graders began by painting a background and adding texture.

They were then challenged to strike a dramatic or creative pose to add to their spiral flower landscape.  As everyone created their landscapes, I took photos of their fun poses…and our fabulous fifth graders worked themselves into their Hundertwasser landscapes.

You might say that they really got INTO their work!

Big thanks to Suffield Elementary Art Blog and Deep Space Sparkle for this project inspiration – Georgetown kiddos loved it!

 

 

 

 

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