Flashback to June 2015 and our “Just Write” school wide writing celebration. Found this little “Just Write” beauty on my camera – thanks Amelia for a fabulous tutorial on glazing pinch pots!
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.
Painting the background with watercolors.
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.
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.
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.
New Orleans House by Galler
Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?
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.
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.
Firstie rainbow flowers created from our rainbow color mixing project.
Third Grade Dandy-Lions
Fourth grade Faith Ringgold Weavings
5th Grade Zentangle Butterflies
Happy Mother’s Day from our Georgetown artists!
Artists in Grade 5 have been learning about the art of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. They loved his spiral obsession and the fantastic buildings he designed.
We spent some time discussing Hundertwasser’s love of nature and what it means to be an environmentalist. Our Hundertwasser project honors his care for the world we live in and reflects the art he created for Earth Day.
We loved Hundertwasser’s command: Your Are A Guest of Nature. Behave. This became our inspiration piece!
And here are our BEHAVE pieces.
I CAN: *Tell two important facts about Hundertwasser *Explain the role of and environmentalist *Create a work of art in the style of Hundertwasser
Have you visited the 16th Annual HPS Student Art Show? There’s still time – our show will be up through Tuesday 4/26. Here’s a little peek behind the scenes!
Here’s a little peek behind the scenes as we get ready for the Big Event next week.
Extra special shout-out and huge thanks to our art volunteers Carrie, Amy, Erica, Karen, Sara, and Linda (Mrs. Persch’s mom!) who spent a busy Saturday morning helping us mat and label our student art pieces.
The pieces have been strung together, carefully packed up, artist nametags have been created, and the official artist list has been checked and double checked! This week all of Hudsonville’s art teachers – Elementary, Middle, and High School – will spend an entire day hanging and arranging our 16th Annual Student Art Show.
Here’s a look at last year’s show – hope to see you again this year too!
Follow this link for 2016 Art Show Opening Dates and Times:
ART SHOW 2016