Fifth Grade artists enjoyed a visit from local artist Cody VanDrunen today. Cody is a former student of mine and is now following his passion – owner of CVD Designs, working as a free lance graphic designer, creating art and selling his work. Talking with Cody was a real eye opener for many of our 5th graders; they peppered him with questions about how he works and where he gets his ideas and even how many pets he has (4 cats!). Cody also entertained everyone with a few quick sketches.
Thanks, Cody – I think you have inspired a few Georgetown artists to follow their dream too!
Learn more about Cody and his work at these links:
CVD Designs, Great Lakes Cornhole Boards
Kindergarten artists had fun drawing and coloring these bright chickens. The artists learned they could use simple shapes to create their chickens. They started by tracing a circle for the head. They drew triangles and ovals for the beaks and feathers. A rectangle or square was used for the box, a circle for the sun, and ovals for the eggs.
In the Kindergarten art room we like to explore all different mediums throughout the year. This project introduced them to oil pastels. The artists founds out they were very messy, but created bright colors. Messy fingers usually make for a fun day in art class!
Here are just a few of our masterpieces!
*I can draw common objects using simple shapes.
*I can carefully use oil pastels.
Third grade artists created these beautiful “Blue Dogs” after learning about Louisiana artist George Rodrigue and his fun “Blue Dog” paintings.
Coloring our Rodrigue dogs with oil pastels and painting the background with tempera paint.
A few of our colorful dogs – one of the things the students enjoyed the most was giving their dog a special name and putting it on the dog collar! See more of this project on our ARTSONIA on line art gallery!
I can tell a friend two facts about artist George Rodrigue.
I can draw a “Blue Dog” in the style of Rodrigue.
I can use color in a creative and thoughtful way to complete my dog portrait.
Lots of smiling faces from Georgetown’s Artist Reception Thursday night at the HPS District Art Show! Take a look – it was a great night!
It is finally here – our annual HPS student art show! Here’s a look at the show as we put it up – it is a beauty and not to be missed!
Follow this link for more art show information…ART SHOW 2015
Georgetown’s fifth graders have been learning about North American art and artists. They explored the art of Phillip Young from New Brunswick, Canada. Young, a member of the Micmac Fist Nations Tribe, combined new art techniques with traditional Micmac symbols and images to represent his family heritage in his art pieces.
Our artists created their work in the style of Young, learning two new painting techniques – sponge painting and scribing into wet paint with a special tool to create symbols and images. Their circular central pieces were carefully painted with India Ink and include traditional Micmac designs and patterns, including images from nature and designs found on Micmac quillwork baskets.
* Identify traditional Micmac First Nations symbols and art
* Learn and use two painting methods: sponge painting and scribing into wet paint
* Create a heritage piece in the style of Phillip Young
There are flocks of peacocks popping up in the Kindergarten hallway! The Kindergarten artists created these amazing peacocks after studying the artist Eric Carle. They discovered that Eric Carle wrote and illustrated many of their favorite picture books. After a fun and messy session of painting papers, the students cut their papers to create their peacocks.
I can identify the art of Eric Carle
I can use warm and cool colors to create a peacock
Mrs. Persch and I spent a busy Saturday afternoon getting artwork ready for the upcoming HPS District Art Show. Still more work to do…but we are making good progress!
Georgetown fourth grade artists have been crazy busy in the art room as they finish up projects before spring break. It is great to see them enjoying some much deserved down time!