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Artist….Corita Kent

Google introduced me to a new artist today….Corita Kent! Doncha love her? Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an activist and artist who created art to support civil rights, feminism, and the anti-war movement during the 60′s and 70′s.   Her graphic art is bright, colorful, and even makes us think a [...]

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Continue Reading 6 comments November 20, 2014

First Graders Meet James Rizzi

First grade artists explored the art of American Pop Artist James Rizzi, who is known for his brightly colored playful paintings.  Our kiddos were delighted by his buildings with faces and spent part of their art class looking at Rizzi’s art and discussing the many objects found in his art, including birds, hearts, and buildings. [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment November 17, 2014

First Grade Color Fun

First grade artists have been playing around with color!  They recently learned about primary and secondary colors and did a little “non-messy” color mixing by rubbing over paint that had been covered with plastic wrap.  They were excited to see the colors change from red, yellow, and blue to purple, green and orange as they [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment November 16, 2014

Snowman Fun

LOVE the artsy snowman the fourth/fifth graders created outside my art room window today!  Thanks Georgetown kiddos for making me smile on a busy Friday afternoon!

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Look who’s on the cover of the December Arts & Activities magazine….Georgetown artists!  Our 5th Grade Hundertwasser mixed media art project that I submitted last year has finally been published.  Can’t wait to see the magazine in my mailbox!  Our Hundertwasser Spiral project Follow these links to see the cover and magazine article: aaDEC14Cover aaDEC14Hundertwasser [...]

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Continue Reading 4 comments November 13, 2014

Snow Crazy in the Art Room

The view outside my art room door sure did change overnight!  Yesterday Mr. Rob was blowing out the lawn sprinklers and the grass was still green…and today the grass is buried by 8 1/2 inches of snow.   Thanks to my 5th grade volunteers who went outside during art to measure the snow depth – [...]

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2nd Grade Tigers

After learning about the life and art of Henri Rousseau, 2nd graders at Georgetown created these ferocious tigers in the style of Rousseau.  They learned that Rousseau liked to paint jungle scenes with wild animals even though he had never been to the jungle or had ever seen a wild animal. First the artists drew [...]

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Continue Reading 2 comments November 11, 2014

Drumroll Please…

Aaaand…here are our first selections for the 2015 Hudsonville Student Art Show!  Congratulations, artists – art show information will be posted soon!  

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Continue Reading 2 comments November 9, 2014

5th Grade Chihuly Project

Georgetown 5th graders have been working on a large group project – our Chihuly Chandelier!  After viewing the beautiful glass pieces created by artist Dale Chihuly, we began collecting water bottles for our own Chihuly inspired project.  Chihuly Glass Chandelier Our water bottles are colored with permanent markers, cut into spirals, and then hot glued [...]

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Halloween Fun

Good times at Georgetown this afternoon!  Happy Halloween everyone!

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