Our ArtPrize Rocks Are Home!

Whew, what a crazy ArtPrize ride it has been!  Our project began last May with the delivery of 600 rocks that our Georgetown kiddos washed and then painted with white acrylic paint.  Fast forward to September and two gloriously messy and busy weeks spent turning our rocks into painted fish.

And then…our little fish swam off to ArtPrize to join 5,000 other fish created by Hudsonville Public School’s artists in grades PK-12. And WOW can you believe it…we WON the ArtPrize Youth Entry!  Many, many thanks to our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends for voting for our “You Be You” entry – we are beyond grateful and so excited to accept the $5,000 entry prize!  The Hudsonville art teachers will meet very soon to decide how we will honor our students with the ArtPrize funds.

What’s next?  Mrs. Brouwer and her trusty Jessie Jeep lugged 8 crates filled with Georgetown’s rocks back to G-Town….and with the help of Rob, the Most Amazing Custodian in the World and Mr Kooiker’s 4th Grade class, we permanently installed the rocks along our front entryway today.

We still have some tweaking to do, and Mrs. B. needs to make a sign…but stop by Georgetown and visit your rock. You’ll love it!

 

Little Owls

Kinders have been busy working on their first ever “real” art project in the art room. We talked about shapes and drew shapes in the air with our magic invisible finger markers.  And then this happened!  Aren’t their little owls adorable?

Our little owls got even cuter this week when we added a fancy background with oil pastel stars and a night time sky.  Kindergarteners became painting experts as they tip-toed their brushes across the paper – no bad hair days for these paintbrushes!

 

 

Shhhh….We’ve Been Keeping a Big Secret

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 Jazzy Rizzi Birds

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!

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!

Better Late…Than Never!

Georgetown artists wrapped up the school year with some pretty cool projects inspired by our study of African art and culture.  Before the summer slides away….here are a few of our favorites.

Fifth Grade African animal drawings on indigo dyed backgrounds with chalk Andikra symbols. Fifth graders got to select any African animal they wanted to draw, so this project was a hit!

Second grade tropical birds – plus a color and pattern review.

First grade printed and colored Kente Cloth with some toothy crocodiles lounging on top.

Fourth grade model magic African amulets painted with metallic paint.

Third grade jazzy African zebras with printed borders.

Kindergarten African zebras. Color, pattern, and cuteness – these fun zebras have it all!