Colorful Carpets

Fourth grade artists have been learning about the beautiful woven carpets found in the Middle Eastern countries of Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.  Inspired by these carpets, they printed shapes and patterns with black paint and then colored their carpets with bright oil pastels.

 Woven Persian Rug

These bold and bright colors just make me smile.

 

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First Graders Visit Egypt

Georgetown firsties are learning about the art and culture of Egypt.  We found many of shapes and mysterious Egyptian symbols on the beautiful mummy case of Lady Teshat.  First graders learned that Lady Teshat was the daughter of the treasurer of the Temple of Amon at Thebes.  Her detailed burial mask gives us a clue as to how she may have looked as a young girl.

 Lady Teshat

After experimenting with some practice paintings, first graders painted these fancy mummy cases.

Preparing our background with a little colored chalk.

 I just love how each painting has a personality all its own.

Of course the best part was selecting just the right jewel to adorn their paintings!

Parents – you’ll find these portraits on our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery soon.

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Clay, Wonderful Clay!

Ask any Georgetown artist to tell you about their favorite art project, and the answer will always be…anything clay!  Here’s a peek at some of the clay projects we are working on.

  

Fifth grade knee bowls – roll a slab and form a bowl on your knee.  Who knew your knee could be a perfect bowl shape?

 

Fourth grade slab picture frames.

  

Third grade coil pots – we’ll squeeze some clay through a garlic press and add it to the top to create a bird nest!

Second grade slab houses – can’t wait to add the texture and details.

First grade pinch pots with texture.

Kindergarten texture necklaces – they can’t wait to finish these and wear them home!

Soon we’ll be adding more details to finish up these projects, and then the firing begins.

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Winter Art Projects

Ringing in the New Year….and looking back at a few of our December “wintery” art projects!

Second grade Matisse Winter Collages. After learning about the brightly colored collages created by Henri Matisse, second graders painted paper with dots and learned how to do some fancy cutting to create their Matisse inspired collages.  Once they got the hang of using both the positive and negative space from their cut trees, their collages really came to life.

Third grade Colorful Candy Canes.  Third grade artists were challenged to use as many different color families to color their canes.  See if you can find: warm/cool, complementary, primary, secondary, rainbow, and of course…their own favorite color combinations!

Fourth grade Zentangle Trees.  Fourth graders practiced their zentangle skills as well as working with different media – a salt/watercolor wash and some tricky tape tearing for their trees.

Fifth grade radial art snowflakes.  Fifth grade artists explored radial art patterns while creating these colorful “designer snowflakes”.

Parents!  Many of these pieces can be found on our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA.  Here’s the LINK.

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Georgetown First Grade Songbirds

Georgetown’s annual Holiday Music Program is just days away… this Thursday December 14th!      First Graders have been working hard on their songs – get ready to be serenaded by the best.  In the meantime, enjoy their oh-so-cute singing self-portraits!

Parents – see your child’s portrait on our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery HERE.

Get information about the Holiday Music Program on Mrs. Bretz’s Music blog HERE.

 

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Fifth Grade O’Keeffe Flowers

Fifth Grade O’Keeffe Flowers

Georgetown 5th grade artists explored the art of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.  Their large flower paintings in the style of O’Keeffe are beauties!

 They began by identifying the art elements that O’Keeffe used to create her large “Red Poppy” painting. We discussed organic shapes, texture, line, value, color, and of course…”filling space in a beautiful way” like O’keeffe.

 Red Poppy

Their pieces are painted with tempera paints and black glue was used for line and detail.

Learning Targets: Identify art elements used in O’Keeffe’s work; retell two facts about O’Keeffe; create an art piece that fills the picture space.

Parents!  Check out your 5th Grader’s flower painting at our ARTSONIA art gallery HERE!

 

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Kindergarten Winter Elmos

Need a smile?  Take a look at the Elmos that Georgetown Kinders created!

Their Elmos began with the paint brushes that Kindergarteners designed in Mrs. Totten’s STEAM class. Later in art class, they explored the kinds of lines and marks their brushes made as they painted their red Elmo heads.

Kindergarten Steam Brushes

After adding Elmo’s face and a winter hat, a whole lotta Elmo cuteness happened in the art room!

  

Parents, visit Artsonia, our on-line art Gallery to see your child’s Elmo HERE.

 

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Good Stuff From The Art Room

Georgetown artists have been busy, busy busy!  Here’s a look at some of their latest creations!

Sweet little oinkers from first grade…exploring 2D and 3D concepts with fun “Pig In A Puddle” landscapes.

Second grade Van Gogh landscapes with a warm color “Starry Night” sky – gorgeous!

Fourth grade abstract paintings in the style of Kandinsky’s “Several Circles No. 323”.  Love these bright oil pastel and watercolor beauties!

More piggies, starry nights, and abstract circles can be found on ARTSONIA, Georgetown’s on-line art gallery.  Visit HERE!

 

 

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