A Look Ahead….And Back!

If you are visiting the Art Room Blog because you will be new to Georgetown Elementary in the fall….WELCOME!  Please explore our art blog to see what we create – and don’t forget to take a look at the over 6,000 works of art on display in our on-line Art Gallery, ARTSONIA as well.

As our school year comes to a close, here’s a look back at what it’s all about….the annual HPS Student Art Show. Check out our Georgetown artists and their beautiful smiles!

Mrs. Brouwer will be at the Georgetown Open Library on Tuesday, July 15 from 10-12.  Stop in for a visit!

We’ll see you in the fall!  Have a wonderful summer everyone!

Love – Mrs. Brouwer & Mrs. Persch

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The Library is OPEN!

Don’t forget to visit the Georgetown Elementary Library during our summer library hours!  The library will be open every Tuesday through July 29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mrs. Brouwer will be helping out at the library on Tuesday, July 15th – I would love to see you and hear all about your summer vacation!




While you are at the Library, be sure to look for some of my favorite ART books!


ANYTHING by David Wiesner…I just love the artwork in his books!


A classic – Nina Laden’s Pigasso and Mootisse!


You can’t go wrong with any book by Lois Ehlert – this is one of my faves.


I could spend hours looking at the illustrations in the books by Graeme Base – and his stories are cool too!

See you at the library!


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Saving the best for last…Chihuly!

Georgetown’s 5th Grade artists recently learned about one final artist for the school year – and he turned out to be one of their favorites!  We discovered glass artist Dale Chihuly and created two works of art in his style – a beautiful chandelier made of recycled water bottles, and a macchia bowl installation that was created by draping colored coffee filters.

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Chihuly Macchia Bowls

Here are our masterpieces!

The Chihuly Chandelier

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The Macchia Bowls





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Heart of Hudsonville

Looking for a fun challenge this summer?  Enter your best photo in the “Heart of Hudsonville” Photo Contest!  There are several categories that you may enter, including “Our Favorite Places”.  The contest is open to everyone, but photos must be taken within the Hudsonville City Limits.

Of course, there are cool prizes!  Grand prize is a Nikon Coolpix Waterproof Camera!  Entries are due August 31st.

Official Rules can be found at www.HudsonvilleFamilyDentistry.com or the City of Hudsonville website here.

I’m thinking Mr. Toad might like to be entered in the contest – maybe in the “Best Smile” category!

Mr. Toad


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Special Thanks To…

We are so blessed at Georgetown to have wonderful parent volunteers who give so much of their time to help us out in so many ways.  I’d like to give a special thanks to LISA VREDEVOOGD for hanging artwork in the hallways for me this year – you are amazing!  I love seeing the students’ artwork in the halls – and the kids do too – they always look for their piece when new art goes up!

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Feelin’ The Love

I am loving the sweet handmade gifts that my artists are bringing in for me this year!  I hang them in my kiln room to brighten up the cement block walls – I have quite a student gallery in that little room!

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G-Town’s fifth graders headed outdoors to enjoy the nice weather…and spread a little beauty outside the art room door. Their drawings make me smile every time I look out my window!

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Amazon Rain Forest Birds

Georgetown’s Fourth Grade artists created these beautiful Amazon rainforest birds to wrap up their study of Mexico, Central America, and South America.  See more rainforest birds in our on-line Artsonia gallery here!

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This project was inspired by Denise M. Logan’s book, “Dynamic Art Projects For Children”.

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Kindergarten Snails

Kindergarten artists worked with Model Magic to create these wonderful snails. The artists had so much fun coloring their white model magic with markers before creating their snails. Students learned how to knead the marker color into their clay to create bright colors. They also worked on rolling the clay into a ball and creating a coil to make the shell of the snail.

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The snails looked beautiful displayed in the glass cases at school. Great job Kindergarten artists!


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Imaginary Trees

Third grade artists are reviewing some of the skills and techniques they learned this year, including overlapping and color blending, while creating these creative imaginary trees.

They also got to work on their “art critique” skills as they examined and discussed several works of art featuring trees and landscapes.  Their favorite part of the critique was deciding what pieces were their favorite (and least favorite!) and explaining their decision.

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