About Mrs. Brouwer & Mrs. Persch
Welcome to our blog! We love teaching art. Mrs. Brouwer teaches grades 1-5, and Mrs. Persch teaches our kindergarten artists. Here’s a little bit about us.
I have taught art at Hudsonville Public Schools since 1998. Showing children how to see the world around them through artist’s eyes is my passion!
When I am not dreaming up new art projects for my students to explore, I like to:
* read (mysteries, aritst biographies, history) * paint * make collages * create with fiber – spin wool from our sheep, knit, weave * go camping in the U.P. * garden * play with my 15 grandchildren * walk our dogs Cocoa Belle, Ruby Jean, and Pachino * draw * paint * travel with Mr. Brouwer * grow giant tomatoes * rock in my chair on the gazebo and watch the birds *
I live on a farm with Mr. B. and an ever changing assortment of animals, including Highlander cattle, sheep, pigeons, peacocks, guinea fowl, dogs, horses, a mini mule, a yellow canary named Opie….the list goes on!
Art facts about me: my favorite colors are blue and purple; favorite artist – Georgia O’Keeffe; favorite subject to paint – trees and barns.
Prize winning tomato…..and Mr. B. on “Big Blue”!
I am so excited to be the new kindergarten art teacher at Georgetown. Previously, I taught in two other school districts, took time off to be home with my children, and am now getting back in to teaching. My favorite subject to teach is art and I feel so fortunate to be able to do this here in Hudsonville.
When I am not teaching I love to hang out with my family, create mixed-media collages, play with my dog, draw, sew, drive my kids around to their activities, read, color with Sharpie markers, relax at Sandy Pines, walk with friends, and travel.
This summer my family and I went on an incredible trip out West to Colorado, Arizona and Utah. We flew to Denver, rented an RV and traveled to seven national parks. We went on some amazing hikes, white water rafted on the Arkansas River and zip-lined in Colorado.
I can’t wait to meet all the kindergarteners, and I look forward to a great year at Georgetown!