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!
Firsties have been exploring shape and texture. They had a blast dreaming up these silly monsters and creating monstrously lovely textures to color their creatures.
Parents! You can find your child’s monster on our Artsonia website here.
Mrs. Brouwer! I drew a picture of you and me so I can remember what you look like when I get home! So. Much. Cuteness.
It is almost time! Georgetown’s art room is ready for another great year of creating and learning. Looking forward to seeing all of my Georgetown artists very soon! (Don’t worry…I’ll get there before 10:30! ) ~Mrs. Brouwer~
Putting away my shipment of art supplies for the new school year. Thank you HPS administration for supporting our art program and students!
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!
April 2017 Arts & Activities Article-1z8fb9o
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!