Shhhh….We’ve Been Keeping a Big Secret

It is time to let you know what the HPS Art Teachers have been up to!  Drum roll please….every single Hudsonville art student will have an art piece on display in this fall’s ARTPRIZE NINE.  You heard it right – our students will have group project entered in ArtPrize, the international art competition that takes place in downtown Grand Rapids every fall.  This year’s ArtPrize runs from September 20 – October 8.  Read more about ArtPrize here.

So, what are we going to enter?  Our project is the brainchild of two of our amazing art teachers, Maggie Bandstra (Alward Elementary) and Celine Nienhouse (South Elementary).  Inspired by a project and book titled “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, Maggie and Celine will have us all painting ROCKS!

We are really excited to tell you that Maggie and Celine have secured an AMAZING venue for our youth project – the Devos Place Convention Center!

Follow these links for our ArtPrize “You Be You” entry and for more information on the Devos Center: You Be You   Devos Convention Center

Get ready to vote for our ArtPrize entry – number 66018!

The HPS Art teachers are really looking forward to this upcoming project. HUGE thanks to Maggie and Celine for getting over 6,000 rocks donated and delivered, and for securing one of the best ArtPrize venues available for our display.  Special thanks to author Linda Kranz for generously approving our project, and to Jessica Moyes at Sharon Elementary for the project inspiration.

We’ll keep you posted as the project continues!

 

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Georgetown’s Jazzy Rizzi Birds

Georgetown’s first grade artists have been featured in a recent Arts & Activities Magazine article, “Getting Jazzy With Rizzi Birds”.  Check out the article here!

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First Grade Rizzi Birds

Georgetown artists have had the honor of being featured several times this year in Arts & Activities, one of the leading art magazines in the nation.  You can see additional stories and artwork from our artists here: Arts & Activities

Congratulations to our amazing Georgetown artists!

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The Date Is Set!

The date is set for our 2018 District Art Show!  Hudsonville’s Student Art Show includes fabulous student masterpieces from grades PK through 12.

2018 District Art Show

4/23/18 through 5/01/18

Hudsonville City Hall, Lower Level

Artist Receptions 5:30-7:30 PM each evening

Georgetown Elementary Student Reception:

Tuesday 4/24/18 5:30-7:30 PM

Here’s a final look at our April 2017 District Art Show….enjoy!

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Better Late…Than Never!

Georgetown artists wrapped up the school year with some pretty cool projects inspired by our study of African art and culture.  Before the summer slides away….here are a few of our favorites.

Fifth Grade African animal drawings on indigo dyed backgrounds with chalk Andikra symbols. Fifth graders got to select any African animal they wanted to draw, so this project was a hit!

Second grade tropical birds – plus a color and pattern review.

First grade printed and colored Kente Cloth with some toothy crocodiles lounging on top.

Fourth grade model magic African amulets painted with metallic paint.

Third grade jazzy African zebras with printed borders.

Kindergarten African zebras. Color, pattern, and cuteness – these fun zebras have it all!

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Oh The Cuteness!

I do love a project that makes me smile, and these cute cats by our Kindergarten crowd are making all of us happy.  We’ve been learning about the artist Paul Klee and having fun finding all the shapes in his artwork.

We read this book and discussed this painting….can you find the cats and birds?

We drew our cats, colored the little tricky bits with crayon, put some fancy painting music on and…painted!

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Fun With Figure Drawing

Back by popular demand…Fourth Grade Figure Drawings!  Fourth graders learned how to do gesture drawings and had a blast posing for each other.  We viewed and discussed the figure drawings of Edgar Degas – and then the giggles commenced as they stood on the art room tables and posed for 30 second gesture drawings.  We do this project every year, and it never gets old!

We followed up our figure drawing practice by drawing from our mannequins.  Fourth graders were excited to show off their new figure drawing expertise!

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STEAM and ART = BEAUTY!

Georgetown’s Art and Steam teachers collaborated on a very cool project.  Our Kinders and First graders were challenged in Mrs. Totten’s STEAM Studio to design and build their perfect paint brush.  (See the project in STEAM class here.) They thought about the kinds of marks they wanted to make with their brushes and created brushes that would dab, draw, and make different types of lines.

STEAM Brushes – ready to paint.

Their colorful brushes were put to the test in Mrs. Brouwer’s art class.  First grade artists created an abstract landscape with their newly built brushes.

First step – a little texture rubbing.

Step two – putting those brushes to work with paint!

A little black paint to outline – and beautiful landscapes by First Graders are complete.

Kindergarten artists were also excited to create with their STEAM brushes.  We explored the work of Eric Carle, and created a background of water for our darling Eric Carle inspired yellow ducks.

We wrapped up our Steam/Art Brush Project with a discussion about the brushes and how well they worked.  Our First Grade and Kindergarten students had some great ideas to improve their brushes, including using clothes pins to hold cotton balls on the brushes so they could change the cotton balls when they got gooey with paint.  Many wanted to go back to Steam class and figure out ways they could design ways to clean their brushes to re-use them, along with attaching more objects to the brush to make different painted lines.  This was a great thinking + creating project, with beautiful results!

 

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