It will be here before I know it-our 11th Annual Student Art Show. Save the date! Hudsonville Student Art Show – April 25 – 28, 2011 Park Elementary Community Room Student Receptions from 5:30 – 7:30 PM each evening Special Reception for Georgetown Students: Tuesday April 26 5:30-7:30PM Getting A Few Show Pieces Ready!
Archive for January, 2011
First graders have been experiencing the art of Africa in this year’s cultural focus unit. We looked at samples of Kente Cloth and read Debi Chocolate’s Kente Colors – and then created these beautiful paper and printed Kente collages. Before printing using cardboard dipped in acrylic paint, we also looked at the beautiful patterns found [...]
Ok, I know we’ve all had them….those days when the best lesson plans just aren’t enough to save the day. I had one of those days with one of my kindergarten classes last week. We read a great story about monkeys – the kids loved it! They were jazzed! They were ready to draw some [...]
Finally had time to load the kiln this week – my fourth graders are dying to see their wall pockets that they began before Christmas break. Here they are still in the kiln – too hot to handle! We’ll add a wire to hang them, and maybe some beads too. Hope to send them home [...]
Fourth grade artists have been learning about the sculptures of Alexander Calder. After we read the fun book “Sandy’s Circus”, my fourth graders were jazzed to try making a wire figure and build something out of junk like Calder did. So…we used twistee wire to make a figure. Big fun! And then it was on [...]
First graders have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism this week. They’ve had great fun talking about Picasso’s portraits that show many views of the face at the same time. We created our own Picasso portraits, and included a review of warm, cool, and neutral colors as we painted our portraits. The final step [...]
Third graders have finished up their clay pots, and three have been selected for our Spring 2011 Art Show. Here we have Kevin’s coil pot, Megan’s coil pot, and Corey’s Coil basket. Congratulations, artists!
Wow, the Hundertwasser landscapes that my 5th graders are finishing up are just beautiful. Today they added fabric circles to complete their pieces. For the beginning of this cool project, go to Hundertwasser Landscapes Adding fabric circles (yes, that’s a cheese-head hat in the photo – it was crazy hat day!)
Third grade artists have been learning about the Masai people of Kenya and northern Tanzania during our African culture unit this month. My students have been creating some beautiful drawings that reflect their understanding of traditional Masai clothing and jewelry.
Second Grade artists have been working on these oh-so-cute giraffes this week. We drew them with big permanent markers and added color to the giraffe with chalk, rubbing it in with a q-tip (this was way more fun than using our fingers!). We added a blue chalk background, rubbing it in with a cotton ball, [...]