At Hudsonville Public Schools, each elementary grade has at least three artists they are required to be introduced to. Kindergarten students learn about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is such a great artist for Kindergarteners to learn about because he painted with Primary colors and straight lines. He really liked horizontal and vertical lines. Kindergarteners at Georgetown Elementary created “Mini Mondrians” by using small squares of paper and gluing on strips of Primary colored construction paper. They glued four mini squares onto their large black square to create their project. Students were allowed to make an extra mini square to take home to show their family.
See more Mini Mondrians at our ARTSONIA on-line Art Gallery!
Kindergarten students began the year learning about the art element, Line. They learned what a line was and that they use different kinds of lines every day. They were allowed to explore drawing different kinds of lines. After hearing the story Only One You by Linda Kranz, each student created their own fish and decorated it with thick, thin, curvy, straight, etc. lines to make their fish unique. They finished their fish by adding lines of tissue paper for the tail and fins. They did an amazing job and the fish look so bright and colorful in our hallways!
See more of our Kindergarten fish project at our on-line art gallery, Artsonia!
Second grade artists reviewed the art element of LINE as they created these gorgeous hot air balloons. After adding all the lines they could dream up, they carefully added color using watercolor paint.
And of course these beautiful balloons needed to float in the sky…so our artists chose just the right map from an old atlas to complete their work. Stunning, wouldn’t you say?
See more hot air balloons at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!
WE CAN….make many, many kinds of lines! First graders learned about one of our most important art elements – LINE. They practiced making oodles of different kinds of lines, including zig-zag, mouse ears, roller coaster, castle, and cloud.
After tracing their hands to create their “tree”, lines and color were added. Then they were challenged to make at least 8 different kinds of lines as they decorated their leaves. They were up for the task!
Then came the tricky part – mindfully cutting out their leaves and glueing them to their trees….looking out for the Glue Monster (no big gobs of glue!) and placing their leaves using their “artist’s eye” for a beautiful fall work of art.
More of our beautiful line trees can be found at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!
Georgetown’s artists are busy creating beautiful works of art, and the artwork is…piling up!
Mrs. Persch and I will be trying a new system this year to send your child’s artwork home. The art pieces that our artists have put their heart and soul into creating are often crammed into backpacks or folded into little squares, arriving home in a crumpled pile – this makes us so sad!
This year we’ll be saving all our students’ work (several thousand pieces – we’re not kidding!!) and will have it available for you to pick up during fall and spring conferences. Our hope is that more student art pieces will make it home in a better condition for you to enjoy!
See you in November for our first Art Pick Up opportunity!