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Kindergarten Winter Shapes

Kindergarten artists have been busy cutting and gluing shapes to create these beautiful winter scenes. After painting the background sky, the artists cut common shapes to build trees and houses. These projects have brightened up our hallways on our gloomy December days. See more of these Kindergarten Winter Shapes at our ARTSONIA site!  

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Continue Reading Add comment December 9, 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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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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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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Kindergarten Secondary Pumpkins

Kindergarten artists are learning about Primary and Secondary colors. Students were given play dough in Primary colors and found out that Primary colors can mix together to form new colors we call Secondary colors. Students then drew pumpkins on paper and were given paint in Primary colors. They mixed the yellow and red paint on [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment October 29, 2014

Kindergarten Mini Mondrians

At Hudsonville Public Schools, each elementary grade has at least three artists they are required to be introduced to. Kindergarten students learn about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is such a great artist for Kindergarteners to learn about because he painted with Primary colors and straight lines. He really liked horizontal and vertical lines. Kindergarteners at [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment October 21, 2014

Kindergarten Line Fish

Kindergarten students began the year learning about the art element, Line. They learned what a line was and that they use different kinds of lines every day. They were allowed to explore drawing different kinds of lines. After hearing the story Only One You by Linda Kranz, each student created their own fish and decorated it with thick, thin, curvy, [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment October 12, 2014

ArtPrize 2014

Mrs. Persch and I visited ArtPrize last week.  Here are some of the works of art we enjoyed! This little video from Pure Michigan is neat too! Hope everyone gets a chance to see some of the ArtPrize entries!          

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Up, Up, and Away!

Second grade artists reviewed the art element of LINE as they created these gorgeous hot air balloons.  After adding all the lines they could dream up, they carefully added color using watercolor paint.   And of course these beautiful balloons needed to float in the sky…so our artists chose just the right map from an [...]

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Continue Reading Add comment October 3, 2014

First Grade Trees

WE CAN….make many, many kinds of lines!  First graders learned about one of our most important art elements – LINE.  They practiced making oodles of different kinds of lines, including zig-zag, mouse ears, roller coaster, castle, and cloud. After tracing their hands to create their “tree”, lines and color were added.  Then they were challenged [...]

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