Sneak Peek… 15th Annual HPS Art Show !

It is finally here – our annual HPS student art show!  Here’s a look at the show as we put it up – it is a beauty and not to be missed!

Follow this link for more art show information…ART SHOW 2015


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Learning About the Micmac

Georgetown’s fifth graders have been learning about North American art and artists.  They explored the art of Phillip Young from New Brunswick, Canada.  Young, a member of the Micmac Fist Nations Tribe, combined new art techniques with traditional Micmac symbols and images to represent his family heritage in his art pieces.

Our artists created their work in the style of Young, learning two new painting techniques – sponge painting and scribing into wet paint with a special tool to create symbols and images.  Their circular central pieces were carefully painted with India Ink and include traditional Micmac designs and patterns, including images from nature and designs found on Micmac quillwork baskets.

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Learning goals:

* Identify traditional Micmac First Nations symbols and art

* Learn and use two painting methods: sponge painting and scribing into wet paint

* Create a heritage piece in the style of Phillip Young

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Kindergarten Peacocks

There are flocks of peacocks popping up in the Kindergarten hallway! The Kindergarten artists created these amazing peacocks after studying the artist Eric Carle. They discovered that Eric Carle wrote and illustrated many of their favorite picture books. After a fun and messy session of painting papers, the students cut their papers to create their peacocks.




Learning goals:

I can identify the art of Eric Carle

I can use warm and cool colors to create a peacock

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Almost Ready!

Mrs. Persch and I spent a busy Saturday afternoon getting artwork ready for the upcoming HPS District Art Show.  Still more work to do…but we are making good progress!




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Chillin’ In The Art Room

Georgetown fourth grade artists have been crazy busy in the art room as they finish up projects before spring break.  It is great to see them enjoying some much deserved down time!


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Gone Fishin’

Georgetown second grade artists have completed one of my favorite new projects..ever!

They created these sweet little clay fishies and carefully glazed them with beautiful patterns.  Each child made three fish, adding interesting texture by pressing pasta into the wet clay.

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search Norman Rockwell “The Fishing Trip”

After learning a little bit about the famous American artist Norman Rockwell, who illustrated several magazine covers with fish related images, students created a “fish paper” background, strung their fish using a tricky slip knot, and placed them on the background for display.  Fun fact – we used sepia paint to make the fish paper look “antique”.  Sepia paint used to be made with a brownish pigment gathered from the ink sacs of…wait for it…cuttlefish!

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New Clay Projects

Third and Fourth Grade G-Town artists are wrapping up their clay projects and are excited to show them off!

Third graders created coil pots and turned them into bird nests by squeezing clay through a garlic press; they loved creating the squiggly looking nest tops.


They created colorful birds, eggs, and baby birds using Model Magic.  What child doesn’t love a nest full of birds?!

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Fourth Graders created fun little face pinch pots, and added awesome felt hats.  Each pinch pot has such character – every one of them makes me smile!


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Inspiration for this project is from Fem Manuals blog – check out their darling face pots with hats too!

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Smoosh-Free Student Art!

Georgetown Parents…thanks for stopping by the Art Room during conferences to pick up your child’s artwork!  We enjoyed seeing all of you and we LOVE being able to send home all that beautiful artwork unwrinkled and un-smooshed!

If you were not able to drop in, feel free to stop by the art room before or after school and we can help you out.  We will also have a final art pick up day during the last week of school.

~ Mrs. Brouwer & Mrs. Persch

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2015 Cultural Focus – North America

Each year, Georgetown artists focus in-depth on a different culture.  Last year we explored Mexico and South America; this year we are “staying home” and learning about the art found in North America!

We began our 2015 cultural focus by brainstorming American symbols of freedom – each grade created an art piece based on a different U.S. symbol of freedom.

Kindergarten Flags – did you know there is an American flag on the moon?  Neil Armstrong placed it there during the first moon landing on July 20, 1969.


First Grade Liberty Bells – the Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds!

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Second Grade Statue of Liberty drawings – we learned so many cool Lady Liberty facts!  Did you know that each eye is 2 1/2 feet wide, and her mouth is 3 feet wide?!

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Third Grade bald eagles – who knew they could fly as high as 10,000 feet!

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Fourth Grade U.S. Capitol Buildings and Cherry Blossoms.  The Capitol building and Georgetown Elementary share a neat architectural feature – we each have a rotunda and a dome, how cool is that?

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Fifth Grade Mayflower and Plymouth Rock – 5th graders were only a little bit freaked out that the Mayflower passengers shared their crowded below-decks space with dogs, sheep, goats, and poultry.  And the bathroom facilities…well, let’s just say this wasn’t a cruise ship with luxury accommodations!

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Thanks to our Pinterest art teacher community for many project inspirations- Art Projects For Kids/Mayflower Drawings, Elementary Art Fun/Bald Eagles, Whitney Elementary School on Artsonia/Lady Liberty, Deep Space Sparkle/Liberty Bell


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Five More for the Art Show!

Five more for the HPS Art Show!  These awesome clay knee bowls were created by our 5th grade artists.  Congratulations, artists!  See you at the art show in April – find more Art Show information HERE!

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I’ve seen directions for knee bowls on several art blogs; not sure who to credit for this fun project idea – I first saw it here on Adventures of an Art Teacher.

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