Second grade artists have been exploring the collage art of Henri Matisse. They learned that in 1949, Matisse began one of the greatest projects of his life…a chapel for the Dominican sisters in the town of Vence, France. He designed every part of the Chapelle du Rosaire, including the beautiful stained glass windows. Our Matisse window collages are inspired by his “Christmas Eve” piece, and the second graders worked hard to create an eye path, using color and shape, that leads the eye around the collage.
Matisse Window “Christmas Eve”
As our assessment for this project, second graders did a “Gallery Walk” around the room, admiring each other’s work. They wrote comments about the pieces they were viewing, and there were great conversations about eye path, shape, and color!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2nd grade art projects, art assessment, Chapele du Rosaire, Collage, Eye Path, France, Henri Matisse, Shape December 2, 2013
One of our biggest Fine Arts events is right around the corner – the 2013 Georgetown Holiday Program! Our Fine Arts teachers do a ton of ”behind the scenes” work all year to promote special opportunities for our students, such as the P.E. Annual Turkey Trot and the Annual District Art Show. Be sure to see Mrs. Bretz’s Holiday Music Program this Tuesday, December 3rd – it is not to be missed! Check out her Blog Post here for all the details!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2013 Georgetown Holiday Program, 2014 HPS Student Art Show dates, Music, Turkey Trot December 1, 2013
Georgetown’s Artists wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy time with friends and family – we have so much to be thankful for!
First Grade Texture Turkeys
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 1st Grade Art Projects, texture, Texture Turkeys, Thanksgiving, turkeys November 24, 2013
Congratulations, Georgetown artists – here are the most recent selections for our 2014 District Art Show.
Fourth Grade Owl Stuffies, First Grade Monet’s Frog, Fifth Grade Dali Portraits, Second Grade Matisse Windows
Follow this link for the 2014 Art Show Location and Dates! 2014 ART SHOW
Posted in 2014 Student Art Show ,News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2014 HPS Student Art Show, 2014 HPS Student Art Show dates, Dali, frogs, Georgetown Art Department projects, Matisse, Monet, owls, Portraits, stained glass windows November 22, 2013
I’d like to introduce a new face in the art room….Miss Robinett has recently joined us. Becca is a student teacher from Hope College and has blended so well into our teaching staff and bonded so quickly with our students that I neglected to tell everyone about her!
Miss Robinett getting to know a few of our artists!
A few words from Miss Robinett:
I just wanted to thank everyone for welcoming me into the Georgetown community! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt at home. I am in my fifth year at Hope College finishing up my college career with a great semester of student teaching! I have loved seeing the incredible artwork that the students are creating and am so thankful to finish up my semester here. Thanks again for having me!
A little bit more about me!
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, watching my favorite TV shows and taking pictures!
If you’d like to check out more about my teaching, please check out my online portfolio at rebeccarobinett.weebly.com
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Hope College, Student Teacher November 22, 2013
Georgetown’s first grade artists recently finished these cute froggies after learning about the work of Claude Monet. They were inspired by Geraldine Eischner’s book, “Where is the Frog?” and enjoyed looking for Antoinette the frog hiding in Monet’s famous water lily paintings.
First graders created a watery “Monet style” background, then cut out their frog drawings and glued them to their beautiful backgrounds. The final step was adding a gorgeous water lily flower - created from model magic with a fancy bead in the center.
Special thanks to Mrs. Seitz over at Forest Grove’s “Art With Mrs. Seitz” for this project inspiration!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Claude Monet, First Grade Art Projects, frogs, Geraldine Eischner, model magic, Where is the Frog? November 16, 2013
Today we wrapped up six straight days of clay projects in the art room – that’s over 500 projects and about 700 pounds of clay, whew! And the work isn’t over yet…next it is on to bisque firing, glazing, and firing again. (Sorry Georgetown…the electric bill for November and December might be a smidge higher than usual!)
Here’s an early peek at the clay projects Georgetown’s artists created this month. Each grade learned a new clay building skill, including pinch pots, creating texture, rolling coils, and throwing a slab (always a favorite with 5th grade!)
Stay tuned for pictures of the finished pieces.
1st grade texture pinch pots
3rd grade coil turtles
4th grade lions
5th grade slab mirrors
2nd grade frogs
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: clay coils, clay frogs, clay lions, Clay Projects, clay slab mirrors, clay slab throwing, clay turtles, pinch pot November 13, 2013
There is a reason you haven’t heard much from our fourth grade artists lately….they have been busy sewing up their fantastic owl stuffies! Fourth graders learned that American artist Faith Ringgold not only created her famous “story quilts”, but she also sewed neat little soft sculpture dolls. Her dolls were the inspiration for our fun owl stuffies.
This project had many steps. Fourth graders began by tracing and cutting the basic owl shape from a template, learned how to sew a simple whipstitch, added beans and stuffing to fill their owls….and finished by glueing fun felt details to their owls. The final step was giving their owl a name and writing a sentence to introduce their owls.
Our owl stuffies are on display in the Georgetown Library and the rotunda showcases. Check them out…you will be AMAZED! You can also see all of their creations at our Artsonia on-line art gallery…be sure to read about their owls in the Artist Comments section!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Artsonia, Faith Ringgold, felt, owls, story quilts, stuffed animals, Stuffies October 26, 2013