More Georgetown Masterpieces

Here are our most recent District Art Show selections.  The show is coming up soon; visit our HPS Art Program website for more information!

Congratulations, Artists!

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Mondrian + Kandinsky = ABSTRACT ART!

Fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month!  Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions.  Whew!

After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both artists might have divided up their picture space as they created “Broadway Boogie Woogie” and “Several Circles No. 323″.

Broadway Boogie Woogie  Kandinsky-Several Circles

 

 

After folding their paper into halves, thirds, and quarters, students carefully planned where to place their lines and shapes to create a strong abstract composition.  Color was added after considering color families, and a printed border pulled their pieces together.  The final result?  Stunning!

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See more of our abstract pieces at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!

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Five Lions, Four Turtles.

The latest 2014 HPS District Art Show selections from our Georgetown artists!

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HPS ART SHOW Information – click HERE!

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5th Grade Amate Bark Paintings

Georgetown 5th Graders began their study of Mexico and South America by learning about the Amate Bark paintings found throughout Mexico.  These colorful works of art often depict flowers and birds and are painted on bark that has been boiled and pounded into sheets of rough paper.

After viewing and discussing a sample amate bark painting, everyone had a fun time crumpling up their brown kraft paper so it resembled the rough, crinkly look of traditional amate paper.  Students first sketched their ideas in their sketchbooks, then drew and painted their Amate Bark masterpieces.

Amate Bark Painting

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Georgetown Amate Bark Paintings

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Colorful Peacocks

Fourth Grade artists have been working hard to finish up these gorgeous peacock drawings.  After reviewing color families such as primary, secondary, and warm/cool combinations, they added color with oil pastel and carefully blended the feathers, adding a bright green background to finish their masterpieces.  Aren’t their peacocks amazing?

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See more peacocks at ARTSONIA!

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Six More For The Show!

Congratulations, Georgetown Artists – six more selections for our upcoming District Art Show!

Second Grade Aztec Masks

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Kindergarten Hearts

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Visit our HPS Art Department website for more ART SHOW INFORMATION.

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One Last Clay Project

Fourth Grade artists were really, really excited to finally take their clay lions home! We began our lions WAY before Christmas break, but with many snow days and over 600 pieces to fire in our little kiln, the lions have been slow to finish.  BUT well worth the wait, as you can see!

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Third Grade Artists Explore…MOLAS!

So, what is a Mola, anyway?  Third grade artists will tell you that “mola” is the Kuna Indian word for shirt or clothing, and is part of the traditional clothing made by the Kuna Indians from the San Blas Islands of Panama.  The Kuna Indian women make their traditional art form by layering and stitching together bright fabrics.

 

 

 

Our Georgetown interpretation of the Kuna molas focus on images from nature just like the molas of the Kuna culture; but our molas are made from markers and cut paper.  The Georgetown molas are indeed colorful and beautiful works of art – much like the molas found on the San Blas Islands!

Kailen was so interested in the molas we viewed in the art room that she found a mola piece on line and brought it in for us to see!

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Georgetown Molas

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Thanks to Deep Space Sparkle for this lesson inspiration!

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Amazing Amazon Blue Morpho Butterflies

Georgetown first grade artists know lots of cool facts about South America’s Amazon rain forest!  Did you know it rains an inch every day in the Amazon rain forest?  And that the trees grow very, very tall and an amazing number of different creatures inhabit the rain forest – including beautiful Blue Morpho Butterflies!

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Aztec Masks

Second grade artists created these fabulous Aztec Masks as they learned about Mexico and the ancient Aztec empire.  They began their masks by studying intricate totem mask images and viewing Mrs. Brouwer’s carved wooden mask from Mexico.

They first created these beautiful practice thumbnail drawings.

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The practice mask drawings were a fabulous warm up for their finished pieces – aren’t they amazing?!

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More masks can be found on our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!

 

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