Kindergarten Texture Spiders

Kindergarteners know lots of cool things about spiders!  We talked about spiders that jump, what spiders eat for lunch (flies, of course), and counted how many legs a spider has.  We read Eric Carle’s “The Very Busy Spider” and made some awesome fuzzy spiders.


Kindergarten artists learned about the art element of texture as they created their spooky spiders.  After they were given their fabric spider bodies, Kinders used their weekly vocabulary word describe to tell each other the texture they could feel on their spider bodies.  They were excited to think up new “feels like” words including fuzzy, soft, furry, squishy, and even the scratchy texture on the underside of their fabric.

Kinders followed many directions to cut spider eyes and fangs, and loved folding and rolling paper to make fancy spider legs.  They made sure they were not “glue monsters” as they glued their spider parts using “just a dot, not a lot”.

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I CAN: describe texture, use scissors correctly, use careful glueing skills

Special thanks to Tina for the fabulously furry spider idea!

See more Kindergarten Texture Spiders on our ARTSONIA website!

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All About Pattern and Color

What to do with six back-to-back 25 minute art classes?  Grades K-5 created these awesome pattern drawings during our September early release half-day.  It turned out to be a relaxing morning of art making…my kiddos came in, sat down, and just added patterns and colors to large drawings of leaves, pumpkins, and other designs.  They were free to wander from table to table, choosing the drawings that they wanted to work on…kind of like adding color to giant coloring book pages!  As one of my kinders said: “This is fun, Mrs. B, we should do this every day in art!”.


Here’s a little video of our morning in the art room.

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From the GTown Art Room…

It’s been a busy first couple of weeks in our Georgetown art room!  Here’s a look at what we’ve done in the last 9 days since school began.

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Quarter circles – we put them together to make some fancy circles.

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We talked about three big Art Elements and read an awesome book – because we are all MAGNIFICENT artists!

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Kinders and Firsties drew their favorite things and made table tags to help Mrs. B. learn ALL their names!  Yikes, I have lots of leaning to do.


Fourth and Fifth graders put new pages in their sketchbooks and did some drawing.

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Third graders described warm and cool colors and began a new watercolor project.

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Second graders began torn paper masks (mean Mrs. Brouwer took their scissors away and ugh, they had to TEAR the paper!).  No Glue Monsters allowed for this project!

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Kinders met Mr. Mondrian and practiced their cutting skills to create their own Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogies.

And Firsties began a cool Picasso project….but I was too busy to take pictures – more later.

Whew!  And that is just the first nine days folks!


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Ready, Set…GO!

Georgetown artists, are you ready for another school year to begin?  Mr. Rob has the Art Room all polished up and ready for us to…well…. get out the messy materials and get started making more art.

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The wooden mannequins are dusted off and ready to greet you…along with Mona Lisa!



Don’t forget to stop by the Art Room during Georgetown’s Open House Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM.  In the meantime, remember to…


See you soon, friends!

Mrs. Brouwer


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One More Project

Our final project this year was a stunner – AND it helped me use up all the odd bits of tempera paint in the paint cupboard.  (Little known art fact – old tempera paint does NOT keep over the summer…peee-yew to smelly paint in the paint cupboard!)


Students traced circles on long banner paper, then each student was given one color and a brush, and moved around the room painting their color on all the banners.  The final step on our group project was to add extra dots and embellish the circles, and finish with a black painted background.

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Best of all…our finished banners are now on display in our art room; aren’t they great?  (Let’s not talk about Mrs. Brouwer climbing to the top of the 20 foot ladder and hanging on tight while slinging these over the metal ceiling support bars…all while muttering to herself, “don’t look down….don’t look down”…)

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With the new banners in place and the art room packed up after another year, it is time to enjoy a break.  I’ll see you all this September – don’t forget to visit us on ARTSONIA, where you’ll find over 13,000 of our art masterpieces on display!  ~Mrs. Brouwer

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Georgetown Parent Club – Feelin’ The Love

An extra loud shout-out to…Georgetown Parent Club!  HUGE thanks for supporting one of my favorite projects at Georgetown Elementary – our collection of student artwork that is displayed throughout our building.  Each year our parent club provides funds to professionally frame student art pieces; we now have over 70 works of art hanging in our hallways for students and visitors to enjoy.  Here are a few of our latest additions.

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THANKS Georgetown PTC – we love ya!

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A Few More From The Art Room

A few final projects from G-Town artists – gotta share ’em as they are too good to pass up!

Stars ‘N Stripes – any way you want ’em, all set for July 4th.

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Chillin’ outside with chalk.


Calder Wire Birds – can’t go wrong creating with wire, beads and string.

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Color Mixing Experiments – primary colors plus black and white – make as many colors as you can!

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And…don’t forget to give all your colors a name.  What’s not to love about Lipstick Pink, Kool Aid, Stormy Sea and Mint Ice Cream?

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More amazing projects to come this fall…until then, don’t forget to visit us on ARTSONIA to see over 13,000 more pieces of great Georgetown student art!

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Giant Georgias

Fifth Grade artists really loved their Georgia O’Keeffe project!  They learned that O’Keeffe liked to fill the picture space and work BIG.  They were also surprised to discover that O’Keeffe was often upset with her art instructors because they wanted her to follow their rules and create art the way they taught her….and O’Keeffe wanted to experiment with her art and do her own thing!

There was pure excitement in the room as they learned about their assignment: to find an object in the art room, sketch it in their sketchbook, and then…draw BIG.  It was fun to watch the process; some kids knew right away what they wanted to draw, and others experimented with several items until they were happy with their choice.  Others brought items in from home to make their own still life composition.  Check out their concentration as they begin their Giant Georgias!

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Their finished projects are fabulous – each student’s personality really shines through!

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Art Review Time

We’ve been doing a little fun review of art elements and concepts as third and fourth graders wrap up their final projects.

Third graders divided their paper into triangles using masking tape, drew patterns with crayons, and painted with watercolors.  They finished up by gently peeling away the masking tape, brainstorming everything they could remember about art with their friends, and writing about art in the taped spaces.

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It was such fun to read these pieces!

Fourth grade artists created realistic drawings of their hands (ok, I let them trace their hands, but the details including rings, fingernails, and shading were a big challenge!)  They drew and illustrated the art elements and attached them to a wristband…fun!

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