Quick! Tell Three Facts About Leonardo daVinci!

Do you know three interesting facts about Leonardo daVinci?  I’ll bet a Georgetown third grade artist can help you out!  They recently learned all about the great artist daVinci; not only did he paint the famous Mona Lisa, but he was a sculptor, inventor, musician, and mathematician.  Students examined a Mona Lisa print and discovered how daVinci was able to draw her eyes so that she seems to follow you across the room.

Third grade artists created their own Mona Lisa portraits, surrounding their portraits with drawings of inventions and notes just as Leonardo daVinci might have done.

One of my favorite parts of this project are the detailed inventions and notes!

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See more Mona Lisa portraits at our on-line gallery ARTSONIA!

I CAN Goals:

I can tell three facts about Leonardo daVinci.

I can draw a realistic portrait of the Mona Lisa.

I can show how to draw the famous Mona Lisa eyes.

 

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We’ve Been Busy!

Check out all the gorgeous winter-themed art we’ve been creating!

IMG_4859 IMG_4845 5th Grade Pines

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4th Grade Polka Dot Poinsettias

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3rd Grade Winter Pines

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2nd Grade Winter Owls

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1st Grade Cardinals

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Kindergarten Winter Shapes

Parents – you can find more winter art, along with your child’s entire gallery of artwork at our on-line gallery ARTSONIA.

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Add comment Posted in  News from Mrs. Brouwer  Tagged:  , , , , , , December 18, 2014

Kindergarten Winter Shapes

IMG_1794Kindergarten artists have been busy cutting and gluing shapes to create these beautiful winter scenes. After painting the background sky, the artists cut common shapes to build trees and houses. These projects have brightened up our hallways on our gloomy December days.IMG_1671IMG_1666IMG_1668IMG_1746IMG_1738IMG_1793

See more of these Kindergarten Winter Shapes at our ARTSONIA site!

 

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Add comment Posted in  News From Mrs. Persch  Tagged:  , , December 9, 2014

Looking For A Special Holiday Gift?

Check out our student artwork on Artsonia, our on-line art gallery!  We are busy uploading winter and holiday themed student artwork – perfect for a special holiday gift!  Your child’s  artwork can be printed on a variety of items – from mugs to holiday cards.  And…20% of your purchase goes directly to our Georgetown Art Department.

Here’s Sara14000′s poinsettia piece – visit our gallery for more gift ideas!

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Fourth Grade Figure Studies

Georgetown Fourth Grade artists recently finished a huge figure drawing unit.  They began by looking at the art of Edgar Degas, who was a master at drawing the human figure and known for his pastel drawings of ballerinas.

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Then they tried their own figure drawings…modeling for each other and doing a series of quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks.

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Next we moved on to drawing wooden mannequin figures!

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Finally – they created a background by straw blowing paint and outlining their beautiful blotches…and adding their figure drawings and other practice forms on their background.  Magnificent!

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I CAN:

* Identify the work of Edgar Degas

* Capture movement in a figure by gesture drawing

* Draw a mannequin figure in correct proportion

See more 4th Grade figure drawings at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!

 

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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.

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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!

IMG_6326-1cousoh-194x300 Our Hundertwasser Spiral project

Follow these links to see the cover and magazine article:

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