Woot-Woot! Georgetown Artists Are…Published!

Georgetown artists are featured in the March 2017 Arts & Activities Magazine!

First grade artists show off their amazing self portraits and clay pendants in the magazine’s center page spread, titled “First Grade Portraits With Pendants”, written and submitted by yours truly, Mrs. Brouwer.

Read the article and see more photos at this link: Arts & Activities

Or – see the article in PDF form here: Arts & Activities March 2017

A surprise bonus is a mention of this year’s Fifth Grade Paul Klee painting project along with several featured photos of our student’s work in an article by Tara Sartorius, Program Director of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education.

Check out the article at this link, and click back to page 26: In The Studio

Can’t wait to show my students their work in Arts & Activities magazine!

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Kindergarten Hearts

Remember our Kindergarten color mixing project from a couple of weeks ago?

This week we did a little tracing, cutting, paper punching, and lacing to turn those beautiful painted plates into heart necklaces.  Kinders had a blast doing some creative yarn lacing around their hearts, and they rocked the paper punches – their little hand muscles have really gotten strong!

I Can Goals: identify primary and secondary colors; use paper punches and yarn to lace a heart.

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Get Ready…For the 2017 HPS Student Art Show!

Georgetown artists have been busy creating amazing art this school year, and are already looking forward to our annual district art show!  Here are the details:

17th Annual District Wide Student Art Show

April 17-25 – Hudsonville City Hall, Lower Level

Special Artist Reception for Georgetown Artists

 Wednesday April 19 5:30-7:30 PM

The show is open during City Hall business hours from 8 AM – 5 PM.  Additional evening artist receptions weeknights April 17-25.

Here’s a look at last year’s show – see you soon!

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Kinders Explore COLOR

Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.

They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!

Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.

 

Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple.  We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!

 

We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.

 

Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!

 

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Kinders Draw…Cars ‘N Trucks

Georgetown’s Kindergarteners are really excited about their new project…drawing cars and trucks.  We read lots of books about vehicles and talked about all the details on vehicles – big tires with fancy tire treads, door handles and doors, lights, and mufflers.  These kids know their vehicles and had a blast drawing the car or truck of their dreams.

Before they began adding color to their vehicles, we did a review of the primary colors and used just red, yellow, and blue on their masterpieces.  Mrs. Brouwer challenged them to do their best coloring by moving only their hand – not their whole arm – while coloring.  They gave those small hand muscles quite a workout!

Learning Goals: I can identify the primary colors; I can color using my small hand muscles; I can add lots of details to my drawing.  And an unexpected learning goal that I love: at the end of each class, my kinders have been telling each other what they learned that day.  Here’s one of the best ones: “I learned that when you paint the sky, the color goes all the way down to meet the ground”.

Look for these fabulous vehicles on our ARTSONIA on-line gallery soon!

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Winter Foxes From Georgetown’s Amazing Fourth Grade Artists

Fourth grade artists rocked their painting skills while creating these fabulous winter foxes.  They mixed their own tints and shades to create shadows and depth on their pieces, and did a great job outlining their foxes with small brushes and black tempera paint.

Love these paintings as much as I do?  See more at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

Big thanks to Little Dog Art Blog for this project inspiration!

 

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Fifth Grade Snazzy Snowflakes

I am soooo in love with these snowflakes created by Georgetown’s 5th grade artists.  This began as a quick project to fill in between some longer projects that we were finishing up.  Little did I know how beautiful they would all turn out. Every single one is amazing!

It all began with these stencils I purchased last year…what to do with them?

Add markers – and a whole lot of 5th grade creativity – and WOW.

Our 5th grade boys are cool dudes…but not too cool to create some amazing snowflakes!

Did I already say how much I love these snowflakes?  I do.  I really do!  Nice job, 5th graders – you are incredible artists!

Want to see more of these beauties?  Check them out HERE at our Artsonia on-line Georgetown Art Museum!

 

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Hey, It’s Cold Out There!

We’ve been keeping warm in the art room as we create these snow-inspired winter projects.

Kindergarten artists drew fun penguins; don’t you love how their penguins are waving to you from their snowy icebergs?

What’s not to love about these snow bears?  Second grade artists said that they liked drawing them the best.  And adding the scarves and hats.  And oh yeah, painting the cool backgrounds.

Third grade artists reviewed the parts of a landscape before drawing and painting their detailed winter village scenes.  Their sky backgrounds – ooh la la!

Can’t get enough of Georgetown’s fabulous winter art?  See more HERE at our Artsonia on-line art gallery!  We’ve got over 13,000 masterpieces on display for you to enjoy!

 

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A Look Back…and Forward

Hi all…here’s a look back at some fun projects that I didn’t get a chance to share with you this past fall.

Kindergarten Mr. Mondrians!

Giant Georgetown Turkey.  Gobble Gobble.

 Kinders – puttin’ a little glaze on their clay tree ornaments.

Fourth Grade Calder sculptures

What’s coming up in 2017?  Grades 2-5 are really, really, really excited to start their clay projects when we return from break.  Kinders and Firsties will be learning about color and doing some interesting color experiments and projects.  And everyone will be exploring this year’s Cultural Focus: Africa.

In the meantime….

See you soon!

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Merry Mooseltoe

Second grade artists were inspired to create these fun moose drawings after looking at the book “Mooseltoe” by Margie Palatini.

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We used many different media and techniques to complete this project – stencils and crayons for the snowflake background, crayons and tempera paint for the antlers and head, and finally construction paper and silver sharpies for fun ornaments.

Each moose has its own personality…they all make me smile!

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See lots more of these cute mooses at our Artsonia art gallery here.  Parents, it’s not too late to order your child’s personalized art keepsakes at our Artsonia gallery – check it out!

Thanks to Sharpies, Paint, & Paper Blog for the project inspiration!

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