My artists are discovering their artwork that I have uploaded to the Artsonia Kids’ Art Museum! They have been ordering mugs, shirts, and other items with their artwork printed on these items…and here’s the cool thing, part of the profits on the sale of items goes right back to the Georgetown Art Room.
One of my 4th Graders, Ellie, brought in her plaque that she ordered from Artsonia. Isn’t it cool!?
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 4th grade art projects, Artsonia June 5, 2012
Mrs. Nienhouse’s Kinders created these sweet little Memorial Day Flags last week. Lots of fine motor action as they tore little pieces of construction paper and glued them to the paper!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: fine motor, flags, Kindergarten Art Projects, Memorial Day June 4, 2012
Second grade artists have been learning about Henri Matisse and his beautiful cut paper collages. They created their own cut paper collage in the style of his “Beasts of the Sea” piece. They quickly became experts at cutting spirals and finding the beauty in their positive and negative cut shapes.
Matisse – Beasts of the Sea
Here are two of our collages.
I love to introduce my second graders to the concept of an “eye path” with this lesson. We talk about ways an artist can make the viewer’s eye move around the artwork – by using color and shape that is carefully placed in the picture. Then I challenge them to create an eye path of their own as they create their compositions.
This year we spent some time looking at our finished pieces and finding each others’ eye paths. The conversations at each table were absolutely fabulous – my kiddos were so excited to talk about their work to each other! We practiced first about the polite way to talk about each others work, and how we might add “constructive criticism” such as “what if you put another shape here” and “my eye wanders off the picture here, could you add another spiral to bring the eye path around the corner”…..and they did it!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Collage, Eye Path, Henri Matisse, Second Grade art projects June 3, 2012
Even though the school year is winding down, we are still recognizing students who create outstanding pieces. Three of our Georgetown Elementary students have had their artwork selected for display in our Administration Building for the 2012-13 school year.
I’ve heard that the arrival of new student artwork each year at the Administration Building creates quite a buzz, with lots of good-natured competition amongst the staff as they choose their favorite pieces to display in their offices!
Congratulations to Second Grade artist Elaina, and Fourth Grade artists, Mackenzie and Emma!
Emma’s “Feather Mask”
Mackenzie’s “Still Life With Zens”
Elaina’s “Zebra Sunflower”
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 2nd grade art projects, 4th grade art projects, Administration Building Art May 24, 2012
Georgetown’s 5th grade artists are completing this beautiful project – and I’m liking it! As the school year winds down, I look for ways to use up opened materials and odd-shaped leftover paper, AND ways to keep my antsy summer-break-ready students engaged. The Blob Project worked beautifully!
First we used up some old watercolors, creating paint blobs and spatters on some long 6″ x 36″ heavy drawing paper, also left from another project. We reviewed warm and cool colors, put on some nice slow music, and the room was amazingly quiet as students dripped and spattered their paints.
During the next class, we used black tempera paint thinned with a little water to create flowers, butterflies, and swirls. The watercolor blobs were our inspiration, and my 5th graders enjoyed just painting and letting the blobs guide their choices. The results – beautiful!
This project is adapted from an old Arts And Activities Magazine article, shown here.
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: 5th grade art projects, warm and cool colors, Watercolor May 20, 2012
We’re adding a new twist to Georgetown’s 2012 Just Write Week – art AND writing! Just Write is a huge celebration of our year long work in writing, with student and staff stories covering every bit of space in our hallways and classrooms. This year, we’re featuring artwork and poems in our multi-purpose room the week of May 14-18.
Third grade artists created a piece of artwork and then wrote awesome poems about their art pieces. Our art and writing inspiration is Louisiana artist George Rodrigue and his famous “Blue Dog” series.
George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog
We read Rodrigue’s fun book, “Why Is Blue Dog Blue”, which is filled with great puns and plays on words about color.
Students drew and colored their own “Blue Dogs” in art with Mrs. Brouwer and wrote poems about their artwork in their classrooms.
Here’s a sample of what we created – please stop by the multi-purpose room (cafeteria) May 14-18 to see our Blue Dog Art And Poetry Show!
A peek at our art and poetry display.
You can also find our entire Blue Dog Collection at our Artsonia site!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Artsonia, Blue Dog, George Rodrigue, Just Write, Third Grade Art Projects, Why is Blue Dog Blue May 10, 2012
The Georgetown teachers have been enjoying teacher appreciation week, all thanks to our FAB Parent Club! We’ve had a scrumptious Monday Breakfast Buffet, Tuesday Coffee Bar, Wednesday Fancy Cookies and Flowers, and today, this fun springy goodie bucket. (Loving the Target Gift Card too!).
Looking forward to our final treat – lunch on Friday!
THANK YOU, GEORGETOWN PTC!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Georgetown PTC, Teacher Appreciation Week May 10, 2012
Artsonia is the worlds largest kids’ art museum….and Georgetown Elementary is now featuring our student artwork in the Artsonia On-Line Museum. You can visit our Georgetown Art Displays here.
Parents – your students will be bringing home a paper this week with special information about the Artsonia Student Art Museum, including the code and security key needed to access your childs’ artwork.
If you have questions about the Artsonia Art Museum, please contact me via my blog or through my school email: email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing you at the Museum!
Posted in News from Mrs. Brouwer Tagged: Artsonia, On Line Art Gallery May 8, 2012