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!
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!
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!
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!
What a fabulous night at Georgetown’s Artist Reception! It was great to see so many students, parents, and grandparents enjoying the District Art Show and celebrating with our featured artists.
The HPS District Art Show runs through Tuesday April 25 – don’t miss it!
HPS Art Show PDF
It’s here…the 2017 HPS Student Art Show is up and ready for you to visit! The HPS Art Teachers invite you to stop by the Hudsonville City Hall to view art created by some of the most talented artists in our district.
The show runs from April 17 – 25 and is open from 8AM – 5PM during City Hall Hours. There are special Artist Receptions held each evening from 5:30-7:30 PM. Visit our Art Department Blog for additional art show information.
Georgetown Artists – your night is Wednesday, April 19 – I hope to see you at the show!
Can’t wait? Here’s a little sneak peek – see you soon!
2017 HPS District Art Show