Second grade artists have been learning about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. They learned how Van Gogh created movement in his Starry Night painting by using short brushstrokes and lines to show the wind blowing and the stars glowing.
The Starry Night
Second graders used the same technique to show movement in their own winter starry night paintings.
They were excited to add a bit of glittery sparkle to their stars and moon!
After looking at Dutch architecture and examining Van Gogh’s village in his painting, they finished up their winter paintings with cut paper buildings, focusing on overlapping to create depth and interest in their villages.
I Can: understand and create the art principle of movement; use overlapping to create depth; carefully cut and glue (no glue monsters!)
Parents – wouldn’t these make beautiful Christmas cards? Find your child’s artwork on our ARTSONIA website and create beautiful holiday gifts using their original art pieces!
Georgetown second grade artists have completed one of my favorite new projects..ever!
They created these sweet little clay fishies and carefully glazed them with beautiful patterns. Each child made three fish, adding interesting texture by pressing pasta into the wet clay.
Norman Rockwell “The Fishing Trip”
After learning a little bit about the famous American artist Norman Rockwell, who illustrated several magazine covers with fish related images, students created a “fish paper” background, strung their fish using a tricky slip knot, and placed them on the background for display. Fun fact – we used sepia paint to make the fish paper look “antique”. Sepia paint used to be made with a brownish pigment gathered from the ink sacs of…wait for it…cuttlefish!
Our annual HPS Student Art Show is coming up! The show features over 700 works of art from grades K-12, including 100 masterpieces from Georgetown’s finest!
The show is held at the Hudsonville City Hall reception room and will run from April 20-28, 2015. Georgetown artists will have a special reception from 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, April 23rd.
Check out Georgetown’s latest selections for the art show below!
Check out all the gorgeous winter-themed art we’ve been creating!
5th Grade Pines
4th Grade Polka Dot Poinsettias
3rd Grade Winter Pines
2nd Grade Winter Owls
1st Grade Cardinals
Kindergarten Winter Shapes
Parents – you can find more winter art, along with your child’s entire gallery of artwork at our on-line gallery ARTSONIA.
After learning about the life and art of Henri Rousseau, 2nd graders at Georgetown created these ferocious tigers in the style of Rousseau. They learned that Rousseau liked to paint jungle scenes with wild animals even though he had never been to the jungle or had ever seen a wild animal. First the artists drew the tiger and painted it. Then they painted and cut out flowers and leaves to create a jungle scene. These tigers turned out great even though none of these artists had ever been to the jungle either!
See more of our ferocious tigers at our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!
There are lots of tiger projects out there on art blogs – we’d like to thank Alum Creek Elementary School’s Artsonia page for our project inspiration! See their page here.
Our first big art projects this year are all about NAMES! Each grade level is learning a different way to write their names – 1st and 2nd grades are learning BUBBLE LETTERS, 3rd is learning BLOCK LETTERS, and grades 4 and 5 are learning how to write their name in CURSIVE. Students then added the art elements of line, shape, and color to turn their names into a work of art.
Grades 1 & 2 bubble letter designs
Grade 3 block letter designs
Grade 4 cursive writing designs
Grade 5 cursive writing designs
We also spent some time looking at how other artists use words and letters in their art pieces. We looked at the words that Faith Ringgold includes around her Story Quilts.
Andy Warhol’s “100 Cans” and Juan Miro’s Hirondelle/Amour also brought some interesting discussions about words found in art.
“I Can” Goals:
I can write my name in block, bubble, or cursive letters.
I can talk about different works of art.
I can use the art elements of line, shape, and color to create a work of art using my own name.
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!
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!
Great job, Georgetown artists!
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.
Special thanks to Apex Elementary Art for this project inspiration!
Second Grade artists “drew” with masking tape to make these fun flowers.
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.
Image Inspiration: A Tiny Life