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 the tiger and painted it. Then they painted and cut out flowers and leaves to create a jungle scene. These tigers turned out great even though none of these artists had ever been to the jungle either!
See more of our ferocious tigers at our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!
There are lots of tiger projects out there on art blogs – we’d like to thank Alum Creek Elementary School’s Artsonia page for our project inspiration! See their page here.
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer ,News From Mrs. Persch Tagged: 2nd grade art projects, Artsonia, Collage, cut paper, Henri Rousseau, tempera paint, Watercolor November 11, 2014
Georgetown 5th graders have been working on a large group project – our Chihuly Chandelier! After viewing the beautiful glass pieces created by artist Dale Chihuly, we began collecting water bottles for our own Chihuly inspired project.
Chihuly Glass Chandelier
Our water bottles are colored with permanent markers, cut into spirals, and then hot glued to a PVC pipe base.
As you can see…we have more bottles to add to our project. As they work, our 5th graders have been discussing where they could display their project in our building. The rotunda has their vote…our custodian Mr. Rob may have to put his thinking cap on to accomplish this task!
Future home of our G-Town Chihuly?
Extra thanks and a shout-out to GEMMEN’S Hardware for the special teacher deal on our PVC pipe, you guys rock!
Stay tuned for a look at our finished piece…on display somewhere at Georgetown.
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, Chihuly, Chihuly Chandelier, Gemmen's Hardware, glass blowing, recycled water bottles November 6, 2014
Good times at Georgetown this afternoon! Happy Halloween everyone!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Class parties, Georgetown Halloween Parties, Halloween October 30, 2014
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 the paper to make orange for their pumpkins. They mixed yellow and blue on their paper to make green for their leaves. After the pumpkins dried, they cut them out and glued them on purple paper. All three secondary colors are represented on their final project; orange, green and purple. Way to go Kindergarteners! Your pumpkins turned out great.
See more cute pumpkins at our ARTSONIA Art Gallery!
Posted in News From Mrs. Persch Tagged: Artsonia, color, fall art projects, Kindergarten Art Projects, Pumpkins, secondary colors, tempera paint October 29, 2014
Georgetown’s 5th Grade artists have finished up their O’Keeffe flowers, and their completed pieces are stunning! We focused on the art elements for this project, and the 5th graders were amazed to see how many important art elements were included in their flower paintings.
Art Elements we used!
O’Keeffe “Red Poppy”
After viewing O’Keeffe’s “Red Poppy”, 5th graders filled their picture space just like O’Keeffe did, and used a warm/cool color palette to paint their flowers. Their final step – adding black glue lines – really made these beauties POP!
See more of our O’Keeffe flowers at our Artsonia Gallery!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, Art Elements, Artsonia, black blue, Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Poppy, tempera paint, warm and cool colors October 25, 2014
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 Georgetown Elementary created “Mini Mondrians” by using small squares of paper and gluing on strips of Primary colored construction paper. They glued four mini squares onto their large black square to create their project. Students were allowed to make an extra mini square to take home to show their family.
See more Mini Mondrians at our ARTSONIA on-line Art Gallery!
Posted in News From Mrs. Persch Tagged: Art Room Projects, Artsonia, Horizontal Lines, Kindergarten Art Projects, Mondrian, Primary Colors, Straight lines, Vertical Lines October 21, 2014
Just a little peek at our 5th Grade Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings…these pieces are stunners, every single one of ‘em! More pictures coming soon!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, Georgia O'Keeffe October 20, 2014
Can’t wait to see how these 5th Grade “O’Keeffe Flowers” turn out!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, Georgia O'Keeffe October 13, 2014
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, straight, etc. lines to make their fish unique. They finished their fish by adding lines of tissue paper for the tail and fins. They did an amazing job and the fish look so bright and colorful in our hallways!
See more of our Kindergarten fish project at our on-line art gallery, Artsonia!
Posted in News From Mrs. Persch Tagged: Art Elements, Fish, Kindergarten Art Projects, Kindergarten Projects, Linda Kranz, line, Only One You October 12, 2014