Artist….Corita Kent

Google introduced me to a new artist today….Corita Kent!

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Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an activist and artist who created art to support civil rights, feminism, and the anti-war movement during the 60′s and 70′s.

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Her graphic art is bright, colorful, and even makes us think a little bit.

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Today would have been her 96th birthday.  I think there may be a new Georgetown art project in the works to celebrate the art of Corita Kent!

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First Graders Meet James Rizzi

First grade artists explored the art of American Pop Artist James Rizzi, who is known for his brightly colored playful paintings.  Our kiddos were delighted by his buildings with faces and spent part of their art class looking at Rizzi’s art and discussing the many objects found in his art, including birds, hearts, and buildings.

IMG_3951 IMG_3956 Talking about Rizzi!

They also created their own Rizzi-style building, adding a face and deciding if their building was a daytime scene with a sun, or nighttime with a moon…or both!

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I CAN: 

* Talk about the work of James Rizzi

* Name three objects Rizzi includes in his work

* Create a building in the style of James Rizzi

 

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First Grade Color Fun

First grade artists have been playing around with color!  They recently learned about primary and secondary colors and did a little “non-messy” color mixing by rubbing over paint that had been covered with plastic wrap.  They were excited to see the colors change from red, yellow, and blue to purple, green and orange as they squished the paint under the plastic wrap.

We read a perfect book to tie in to our color mixing – “Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin – all about monsters (and first graders!) who love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance and wiggle!

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After mixing our colors on paper plates, we peeled back the plastic wrap to reveal our beautiful colors.  Even our wastebasket looked colorful.

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First graders finished their color class by designing their own “color wheel turtle” to take home.

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And while we’re talking color…take a minute to explore this fun link about color from NPR….their introduction says it is a weird little lesson in color, and it is indeed!

 

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Snowman Fun

LOVE the artsy snowman the fourth/fifth graders created outside my art room window today!  Thanks Georgetown kiddos for making me smile on a busy Friday afternoon!

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Woot-Woot!

Look who’s on the cover of the December Arts & Activities magazine….Georgetown artists!  Our 5th Grade Hundertwasser mixed media art project that I submitted last year has finally been published.  Can’t wait to see the magazine in my mailbox!

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Follow these links to see the cover and magazine article:

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Snow Crazy in the Art Room

The view outside my art room door sure did change overnight!  Yesterday Mr. Rob was blowing out the lawn sprinklers and the grass was still green…and today the grass is buried by 8 1/2 inches of snow.   Thanks to my 5th grade volunteers who went outside during art to measure the snow depth – I didn’t have to ask twice to get this task done!

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2nd Grade Tigers

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After learning about the life and art of Henri Rousseau, 2nd graders at Georgetown created these ferocious tigers in the style of Rousseau.  They learned that Rousseau liked to paint jungle scenes with wild animals even though he had never been to the jungle or had ever seen a wild animal. First the artists drew the tiger and painted it. Then they painted and cut out flowers and leaves to create a jungle scene. These tigers turned out great even though none of these artists had ever been to the jungle either!

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See more of our ferocious tigers at our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!

There are lots of tiger projects out there on art blogs – we’d like to thank Alum Creek Elementary School’s Artsonia page for our project inspiration! See their page here.

 

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Drumroll Please…

Aaaand…here are our first selections for the 2015 Hudsonville Student Art Show!  Congratulations, artists – art show information will be posted soon!

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5th Grade Chihuly Project

Georgetown 5th graders have been working on a large group project – our Chihuly Chandelier!  After viewing the beautiful glass pieces created by artist Dale Chihuly, we began collecting water bottles for our own Chihuly inspired project.

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Our water bottles are colored with permanent markers, cut into spirals, and then hot glued to a PVC pipe base.

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Future home of our G-Town Chihuly?

Extra thanks and a shout-out to GEMMEN’S Hardware for the special teacher deal on our PVC pipe, you guys rock!

Stay tuned for a look at our finished piece…on display somewhere at Georgetown.

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Halloween Fun

Good times at Georgetown this afternoon!  Happy Halloween everyone!

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