We’ve been celebrating our “Favorite Days” in art this past week. My students earn minutes toward a special art day where they get to choose some of their favorite art activities to explore. This is also an opportunity for them to complete unfinished projects and pass back pieces that are ready to go home. Here [...]
Archive for October, 2011
First Grade artists created these cute little bats this week. I found out that first graders know lots of cool bat facts; bats sleep upside down, they eat mosquitoes, and they sleep all day so they can stay up all night! We read a sweet little bat story while working on this project – Jacquelyn [...]
Second Graders are finishing up a big Van Gogh Starry Night project. After examining many Van Gogh pieces, they created a Van Gogh village filled with Dutch architecture and “wedding cake” houses – the roof lines looked like wedding cakes to my second graders! We painted the starry night sky with tempera paint, painted and [...]
My fourth and fifth grade artists have been doing some stunning work with patterns this year. Check out these close up shots of their work.
Each year, our fabulous Parent Club provides funds to frame student artwork for our permanent collection at Georgetown. I picked up eight new pieces from the expert framers at Kandu, Inc. last week – can’t wait to see these new student masterpieces hanging in our halls! Many thanks to our awesome PTC, and to the [...]
Here are the first selections for our 2012 HPS Student Art Show! Congratulations, artists!
My third grade artists were admiring the Picasso “Three Musicians” project that their fellow first graders recently completed, so….here’s another take on the Three Musicians, this time with a third grade twist! Our Three Musicians are inspired by a project from Sara Brady, Art Specialist at Cathedral School in Bismarck, ND. Thanks Sara! Here’s the [...]
Fourth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements of line, shape, color, and texture as they create these great feather masks. They also brushed up on their shading skills as they explored color combinations for their feathers. Everyone enjoyed looking through my feather collection for pattern and color ideas!
First grade artists are finishing up these beautiful fall collages. This was a busy project and my first graders did a great job following directions – painting pumpkins and gourds, creating texture leaf rubbings, carefully cutting out many pieces for their collages, thoughtfully arranging them on their paper background, learning to OVERLAP, and finally, adding [...]
Fifth Grade artists have been reviewing the art elements as they design their silhouettes. After briefly discussing silhouettes and recalling that the traditional silhouette is an outline without features on the inside, we began jazzing up our own silhouettes. I traced each student’s features and then they got busy using shape, color, line, and texture [...]