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Inspired by Kandinsky

Georgetown fourth grade artists have been learning about the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky.  Inspired by his “Composition VIII”, they traced circles and masked off lined areas on their watercolor paper as they explored creating an art piece in the style of Kandinsky.  Composition VIII This great little video really brought this painting to life! Their finished […]

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Continue Reading Add comment February 28, 2015

More for the Art Show!

Our annual HPS Student Art Show is coming up!  The show features over 700 works of art from grades K-12, including 100 masterpieces from Georgetown’s finest! The show is held at the Hudsonville City Hall reception room and will run from April 20-28, 2015.  Georgetown artists will have a special reception from 5:30-7:30 PM on […]

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Feelin’ The Love

Georgetown artists made these colorful mosaic hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Love from us to you!   Thanks to Jenny Murphy Designs for this Happy Heart inspiration!

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Ketchup Time!

Georgetown’s fifth grade artists are completing two different art pieces this week.  We’ve gotten a little behind due to snow days and winter break, so we’ve been playing “Catch Up”…or as we say in the art room, Ketchup Time! These fun and colorful villages are inspired by the work of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich […]

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New Art Show Selections

Check out the latest Georgetown selections for our upcoming HPS Student Art Show!         Congratulations, G-Town artists!  

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Picasso Portraits

First Grade artists have been exploring the abstract work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.  They learned that Picasso worked in a style called Cubism.  After looking at lots of cubist art pieces, our smart first graders decided that cubism is when an artist uses lots of shapes and shows details from different views in the same […]

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Continue Reading Add comment January 27, 2015

Throwin’ A Little Paint!

Well, not really throwing the paint.  Third graders have been exploring the action paintings of “Action Jackson” Pollock.  They re-created his splatter style of painting using yarn dipped in paint. This is one of the few projects that I repeat every year – the students are so excited to create this way, and I never get tired […]

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Continue Reading Add comment January 23, 2015

Third Grade “Action Jacksons”

Third graders have been learning about the action paintings of American artist “Action Jackson” Pollock.  Here’s a peek at their action paintings – can’t wait to show them the next step of this project!  Stay tuned!  

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Who Knew?!

We’ve explored different ways to draw a nice circle in the art room.  We’ve traced ‘em, and we’ve “gotten our brains ready” by drawing air circles first.  Next we’re going to try this nifty trick! Thanks to The Art of Education for sharing this cool trick!

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas….

Way back when I was a little kiddo, my favorite Christmas book was “Jolly Old Santa Claus”.  This sweet story took you on a tour of Santa’s North Pole workshop, showing Santa and his elves as they prepared for Christmas Eve. I loved looking for Jingles the elf and Whiskers the cat as the elves decorated […]

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