Fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month! Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions. Whew!
After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both artists might have divided up their picture space as they created “Broadway Boogie Woogie” and “Several Circles No. 323″.
After folding their paper into halves, thirds, and quarters, students carefully planned where to place their lines and shapes to create a strong abstract composition. Color was added after considering color families, and a printed border pulled their pieces together. The final result? Stunning!
See more of our abstract pieces at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 4th grade art projects, abstract art, Artsonia, Broadway Boogie Woogie, color families, color theory, fractions, Kandinsky, Mondrian, number sense, printmaking, school goal, Several Circles No. 323 February 27, 2014
The latest 2014 HPS District Art Show selections from our Georgetown artists!
HPS ART SHOW Information – click HERE!
Posted in 2014 Student Art Show ,News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2014 HPS Student Art Show, 3rd grade art projects, 4th grade art projects, clay lions, clay turtles February 24, 2014
Georgetown 5th Graders began their study of Mexico and South America by learning about the Amate Bark paintings found throughout Mexico. These colorful works of art often depict flowers and birds and are painted on bark that has been boiled and pounded into sheets of rough paper.
After viewing and discussing a sample amate bark painting, everyone had a fun time crumpling up their brown kraft paper so it resembled the rough, crinkly look of traditional amate paper. Students first sketched their ideas in their sketchbooks, then drew and painted their Amate Bark masterpieces.
Amate Bark Painting
Georgetown Amate Bark Paintings
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, Amate bark, Mexico February 21, 2014
Fourth Grade artists have been working hard to finish up these gorgeous peacock drawings. After reviewing color families such as primary, secondary, and warm/cool combinations, they added color with oil pastel and carefully blended the feathers, adding a bright green background to finish their masterpieces. Aren’t their peacocks amazing?
See more peacocks at ARTSONIA!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 4th Grade Projects, Artsonia, color, color families, cool colors, Peacocks, Primary Colors, secondary colors, warm colors February 20, 2014
Congratulations, Georgetown Artists – six more selections for our upcoming District Art Show!
Second Grade Aztec Masks
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Posted in 2014 Student Art Show ,News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2014 HPS Student Art Show, 2nd grade art projects, Aztec Masks, hearts, Kindergarten Art Projects February 19, 2014
Fourth Grade artists were really, really excited to finally take their clay lions home! We began our lions WAY before Christmas break, but with many snow days and over 600 pieces to fire in our little kiln, the lions have been slow to finish. BUT well worth the wait, as you can see!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 4th grade art projects, clay lions, Clay Projects February 18, 2014
So, what is a Mola, anyway? Third grade artists will tell you that “mola” is the Kuna Indian word for shirt or clothing, and is part of the traditional clothing made by the Kuna Indians from the San Blas Islands of Panama. The Kuna Indian women make their traditional art form by layering and stitching together bright fabrics.
Our Georgetown interpretation of the Kuna molas focus on images from nature just like the molas of the Kuna culture; but our molas are made from markers and cut paper. The Georgetown molas are indeed colorful and beautiful works of art – much like the molas found on the San Blas Islands!
Kailen was so interested in the molas we viewed in the art room that she found a mola piece on line and brought it in for us to see!
Thanks to Deep Space Sparkle for this lesson inspiration!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer February 17, 2014
Georgetown first grade artists know lots of cool facts about South America’s Amazon rain forest! Did you know it rains an inch every day in the Amazon rain forest? And that the trees grow very, very tall and an amazing number of different creatures inhabit the rain forest – including beautiful Blue Morpho Butterflies!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Amazon Rain Forest, Blue Morpho Butterflies, First Grade Projects February 16, 2014
Second grade artists created these fabulous Aztec Masks as they learned about Mexico and the ancient Aztec empire. They began their masks by studying intricate totem mask images and viewing Mrs. Brouwer’s carved wooden mask from Mexico.
They first created these beautiful practice thumbnail drawings.
The practice mask drawings were a fabulous warm up for their finished pieces – aren’t they amazing?!
More masks can be found on our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Aztecs, Central America, masks, Mexico, Shape February 14, 2014
Second grade artists completed their fabulous clay frogs this week by adding black line details to the tongue and eyes of their project. And of course…the final important detail, a delicious plastic fly for their frogs to eat!
Gotta love the fly!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2nd Grade Clay Frogs, 2nd Grade Projects, Clay Projects, Flies February 6, 2014