Imaginary Trees

Third grade artists are reviewing some of the skills and techniques they learned this year, including overlapping and color blending, while creating these creative imaginary trees.

They also got to work on their “art critique” skills as they examined and discussed several works of art featuring trees and landscapes.  Their favorite part of the critique was deciding what pieces were their favorite (and least favorite!) and explaining their decision.

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Mexican Suns, 4th Grade Style!

Georgetown’s Fourth Graders created these colorful Aztec Sun images while learning about the culture of Mexico and Central America.  After drawing their images on paper, they traced onto coffee filters and painted with watercolors.  Their smiling suns really brighten our cafeteria!

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More Art Room Celebrations!

As the school year winds down, we are recognizing and celebrating the work of a few more Georgetown artists.

Kiara’s “Winter Trees” art piece will be featured in 2015 during School Board Recognition month.  Her work will be displayed in the board meeting room and enjoyed by our school board members.  Congrats, Kiara!

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Two Georgetown masterpieces will also be on loan for the upcoming school year for display at our Administration Building.  Congratulations to Siri and Zach – your artwork is framed and looks fabulous over at the Admin building!

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Great job, Georgetown artists!

 

 

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Spring Projects

Georgetown artists in grades 1, 2, and 3 have been creating colorful, blooming projects to celebrate warmer weather.  And, bonus…these projects have become beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.  Visit our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA to see more of these fabulous projects!

First Grade artists created these beautiful flowers in a fancy mosaic vase.

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Special thanks to Apex Elementary Art for this project inspiration!

Second Grade artists “drew” with masking tape to make these fun flowers.

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Thanks to Archoo! for this project idea!

Third Grade artists created these fabulous collage landscapes while studying the Folk Art of American artist Heather Galler.  Each of their masterpieces was photographed and added to a special card for a lovely Mother’s Day gift.

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Image Inspiration: A Tiny Life

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Kindergarten Self-Portraits

Kindergarten artists created these special self-portraits to give their moms for Mother’s Day. The artists learned that a self-portrait is a drawing or painting of themselves. I love the innocence of Kindergarten drawings, and knew their moms would love their drawings too.  I struggled with directing the students too much so all the portraits looked the same, but directing them enough so they would have success with their portraits. I decided to take the students through an exercise of exploring their faces and bodies so they did not miss any parts. We pulled our shoulders up to see what we would look like if we didn’t have a neck and they thought that would look pretty silly! We also discovered that our eyes are in the middle of our heads, not our noses. After exploring their bodies, students eagerly began drawing their portraits while adding their own unique touches. After the portraits were finished and the tissue paper backgrounds were added, their classroom teachers helped them write notes and Mother’s Day wishes to their moms around the border. IMG_5870IMG_5869IMG_5868IMG_5874 .IMG_5873IMG_5871IMG_5759

This project meets the following Michigan Visual Arts Standards:

Explore the elements of art through playful sensory experiences.

Recognize that art can be created for self expression or fun.

This project can be found on our online art gallery ARTSONIA

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Fifth Grade Chancay Figures

Fifth Grade artists learned about the ancient kingdom of Chancay, a Pre-Columbian civilization located along the coast of Peru.  Our artists created model magic figurines that were inspired by the ceramics made by the Chancay people.

150px-Idolo_Cultura_Chancay Clay idol from the Chancay culture.

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IMG_2768 Creating the background – a bit of recycle art with cardboard and some awesome texture made from a donation of window shade samples.

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Michigan Visual Arts Standards: 

Compare and contrast works of art as belonging to
particular cultures, times, and places.  

Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts
interrelate in making and studying works of art.

 

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Pizza + Art = DJ’s

Thanks to Hudsonville’s DJ’s Pizza for letting our HPS Art Department display student art pieces in their dining room!  Here’s a look at our newest additions.  Congrats to Georgetown’s Dylan – gotta love his self-portrait with PIZZA listed as one on his favorite things – perfect for a DJ’s display!

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This student display at DJ’s helps us achieve one of our Michigan Standards and Grade Level Content Expectations: 21st Century Skills – Exhibit, Present, and Publish Quality Works of Art.

 

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The Cactus Project

Fourth grade artists created these beautiful bowls filled with cacti during their study of Mexico.  This project incorporated several important art goals:  learning about zentangles and creating a zentangle bowl; learning the names and drawing a variety of cactus plants; the use of shading techniques to create a realistic cactus plant; and creating visual interest with the use of overlapping and a variety of sizes and colors in their project.

Their careful drawings were outlined with permanent markers and shaded with crayons, and the giant box of 96 provided many different greens for shading!  Final details were added with a watercolor and salt sprinkled background.  We love the results!

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Parents – this project can be found at our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA!

Thanks to Room9 Art for this project inspiration – we loved it!

And, funny thing….Jamestown Elementary, one of our sister schools here at Hudsonville Public, did a similar project – check out their awesome pieces too!

 

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We’re Baaaaack!

The 14th Annual HPS Student Art Show is up and ready for viewing!  The show runs Monday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 29 with Artist Receptions from 5:30-7:30 each evening at the Hudsonville City Hall.  Find more information about the art show on our district web site: HPS Art Program

The Georgetown Artist Reception is Monday, April 28th from 5:30-7:30 PM – Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch hope to see you there!

Here’s a sneak peek at the show going up!

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Kindergarten Butterflies

Kindergarten artists studied the art of Eric Carle. They read many of his books and learned how he created his art. After painting papers in either warm or cool colors, the artists cut their papers to create these Spring butterflies. IMG_5298 IMG_5308 IMG_5309 IMG_5310 IMG_5311

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