Ready, Set…GO!

Georgetown artists, are you ready for another school year to begin?  Mr. Rob has the Art Room all polished up and ready for us to…well…. get out the messy materials and get started making more art.

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The wooden mannequins are dusted off and ready to greet you…along with Mona Lisa!

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Don’t forget to stop by the Art Room during Georgetown’s Open House Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM.  In the meantime, remember to…

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See you soon, friends!

Mrs. Brouwer

 

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One More Project

Our final project this year was a stunner – AND it helped me use up all the odd bits of tempera paint in the paint cupboard.  (Little known art fact – old tempera paint does NOT keep over the summer…peee-yew to smelly paint in the paint cupboard!)

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Students traced circles on long banner paper, then each student was given one color and a brush, and moved around the room painting their color on all the banners.  The final step on our group project was to add extra dots and embellish the circles, and finish with a black painted background.

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Best of all…our finished banners are now on display in our art room; aren’t they great?  (Let’s not talk about Mrs. Brouwer climbing to the top of the 20 foot ladder and hanging on tight while slinging these over the metal ceiling support bars…all while muttering to herself, “don’t look down….don’t look down”…)

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With the new banners in place and the art room packed up after another year, it is time to enjoy a break.  I’ll see you all this September – don’t forget to visit us on ARTSONIA, where you’ll find over 13,000 of our art masterpieces on display!  ~Mrs. Brouwer

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Georgetown Parent Club – Feelin’ The Love

An extra loud shout-out to…Georgetown Parent Club!  HUGE thanks for supporting one of my favorite projects at Georgetown Elementary – our collection of student artwork that is displayed throughout our building.  Each year our parent club provides funds to professionally frame student art pieces; we now have over 70 works of art hanging in our hallways for students and visitors to enjoy.  Here are a few of our latest additions.

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THANKS Georgetown PTC – we love ya!

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A Few More From The Art Room

A few final projects from G-Town artists – gotta share ’em as they are too good to pass up!

Stars ‘N Stripes – any way you want ’em, all set for July 4th.

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Chillin’ outside with chalk.

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Calder Wire Birds – can’t go wrong creating with wire, beads and string.

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Color Mixing Experiments – primary colors plus black and white – make as many colors as you can!

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And…don’t forget to give all your colors a name.  What’s not to love about Lipstick Pink, Kool Aid, Stormy Sea and Mint Ice Cream?

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More amazing projects to come this fall…until then, don’t forget to visit us on ARTSONIA to see over 13,000 more pieces of great Georgetown student art!

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Giant Georgias

Fifth Grade artists really loved their Georgia O’Keeffe project!  They learned that O’Keeffe liked to fill the picture space and work BIG.  They were also surprised to discover that O’Keeffe was often upset with her art instructors because they wanted her to follow their rules and create art the way they taught her….and O’Keeffe wanted to experiment with her art and do her own thing!

There was pure excitement in the room as they learned about their assignment: to find an object in the art room, sketch it in their sketchbook, and then…draw BIG.  It was fun to watch the process; some kids knew right away what they wanted to draw, and others experimented with several items until they were happy with their choice.  Others brought items in from home to make their own still life composition.  Check out their concentration as they begin their Giant Georgias!

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Their finished projects are fabulous – each student’s personality really shines through!

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Art Review Time

We’ve been doing a little fun review of art elements and concepts as third and fourth graders wrap up their final projects.

Third graders divided their paper into triangles using masking tape, drew patterns with crayons, and painted with watercolors.  They finished up by gently peeling away the masking tape, brainstorming everything they could remember about art with their friends, and writing about art in the taped spaces.

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It was such fun to read these pieces!

Fourth grade artists created realistic drawings of their hands (ok, I let them trace their hands, but the details including rings, fingernails, and shading were a big challenge!)  They drew and illustrated the art elements and attached them to a wristband…fun!

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Spring Flowers

My second graders are finishing up these beautiful flowers with big bugs.  They drew a large flower and then studied pictures of bugs to complete their bug drawings.

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We also learned a fancy new art word: ANALOGOUS.  These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel; second graders learned that the colors who are “neighbors” on the color wheel mix together nicely because they are closely related.  They blended their flower petals with oil pastels, carefully checking the color wheel for their best analogous colors to blend.

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Special thanks to my colleague Mrs. Persch for this project idea!

I CAN: draw a large realistic insect; tell a friend my favorite analogous colors; blend colors using oil pastel.

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Galler Houses

Third Grade artists have been working on a colorful architecture project in the style of American folk artist Heather Galler.  They learned that Galler is inspired by the things she loves, including animals, flowers, and houses.  After examining Galler’s house paintings from the New Orleans French Quarter and noticing the many details on these beautiful homes, they created their own “double gallery” New Orleans houses.

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Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?

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See more of our 3rd Grade Galler Houses at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

I CAN:  tell a friend three facts about New York folk artist Heather Galler; create an architectural house drawing in the style of Galler; Use color, line, shape, and pattern in my work.

 

 

 

 

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We Love Our Moms!

Shhhh…Georgetown artists have been creating some special art for their Moms this week.  Here’s a teeny peek at their Mother’s Day surprises.

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Firstie rainbow flowers created from our rainbow color mixing project.

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Third Grade Dandy-Lions

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Fourth grade Faith Ringgold Weavings

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5th Grade Zentangle Butterflies

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Happy Mother’s Day from our Georgetown artists!

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