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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Winter Stars

Georgetown fifth graders are so thrilled with their 3-D winter stars!  This project has it all – a little origami with mountain and valley folds, intricate drawing and coloring options, mindful glueing, chalk highlighting, and writing…with (bonus!) fancy silver sharpies.  I love the thoughtful ideas about winter and the holidays that they wrote about to create their star backgrounds.

 

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Check out the 3-D effect – the careful folding was a challenge for almost everyone.

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Learning goals: Demonstrate a mountain and valley origami fold, use pattern, line and words to create a work of art, explain the meaning of 3-D.

This project was inspired by the always amazing Tennessee art teacher Cassie Stephens – see her Super Star project post here

See 90 more of our beautiful stars on our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

 

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First Grade Christmas Amaryllis Paintings

My first grade artists have been begging to paint – so of course we did!  The result?  Beautiful Christmas amaryllis paintings!

We began by looking at pictures of amaryllis plants and examining a large silk amaryllis flower.  We talked about how the plant grows from a bulb, sending up a tall skinny stem, and then a wonderful flower opens up at the top of the stem.  Everyone noticed right away that the amaryllis plant has Christmas colors of red and green.

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First graders began by creating a textured pot.  They drew their plants with marker, painted, and added details with black crayons.

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See more of these beauties at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

I CAN….explain how to create texture, describe an amaryllis plant, use careful painting techniques.

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Let It Snow!

Kindergarten artists learned about landscapes while creating these sweet little snowscapes.  They also learned a fancy new art word: collage – meaning “to glue” in French!

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Find more of our “Let It Snow” collages at Georgetown’s ARTSONIA art gallery here.

Thanks to Krokotak for this Snowy Day Collage project!

 

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Turkeys ‘N Trees

Before winter arrives…two more fall projects from G-Town first and second graders.  Both classes focused on the art element of LINE as they created turkeys and trees.

First Grade Fall Trees – firsties worked on their cutting and glueing skills while creating their trees.  Bonus – a little painting, a favorite in the first grade crowd.

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Second Grade Line Turkeys – gotta love the knobby little turkey knees.

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See more turkeys and trees at our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery HERE.

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