What’s YOUR Name?

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.

IMG_3862 IMG_3869

 

Grades 1 & 2 bubble letter designs

IMG_3872

 

Grade 3 block letter designs

IMG_3867 IMG_3871

Grade 4 cursive writing designs

IMG_3870

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.

ringgoldsunflowers

Andy Warhol’s “100 Cans” and Juan Miro’s Hirondelle/Amour also brought some interesting discussions about words found in art.images-1 images

“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.

 

 

More Art Room Celebrations!

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!

IMG_3347

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!

IMG_3396 IMG_3397

Great job, Georgetown artists!

 

 

Spring Projects

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.

IMG_3111 IMG_3136 IMG_3147

Special thanks to Apex Elementary Art for this project inspiration!

Second Grade artists “drew” with masking tape to make these fun flowers.

IMG_3179 IMG_3231 IMG_3339 IMG_3340

 

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.

IMG_3247 IMG_3327 IMG_3487

 

Image Inspiration: A Tiny Life

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!

IMG_2484 IMG_2485 IMG_2486 IMG_2487 IMG_2488 IMG_2489 IMG_2490 IMG_2491 IMG_2492 IMG_2493 IMG_2494 IMG_2495 IMG_2525 IMG_2556 IMG_2580

New Winter Art Projects from G-Town

The blustery cold weather has inspired our Georgetown artists to create some fun “wintery” projects.  We are also starting our study and review of color, and these projects are reinforcing our understanding of color families such as primary and secondary colors, and  warm/cool colors.

First grade artists are working on these nice warm/cool holiday trees.

IMG_1227 IMG_1233 IMG_1283

Second grade artists are finishing up some awesome grinches, focusing on shading and warm/cool color combinations.

IMG_1265 IMG_1269 IMG_1347

Third graders are enjoying exploring different color families as they create these colorful candy canes!

IMG_1167 IMG_1170 IMG_1172

Fourth and Fifth grade artists created visual interest with line, shape, and color as they created their Nutty Nutcrackers.

IMG_1062 IMG_1069 IMG_1077 IMG_1111 IMG_1114

Parents…these projects can be found on our on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA.

Kudos to these fellow art teachers for our project inspiration:

Candy Canes – The Clever Feather ; Geometric Trees – Liberty Christian Academy via Artsonia

 

Second Grade Matisse Windows

Second grade artists have been exploring the collage art of Henri Matisse.  They learned that in 1949, Matisse began one of the greatest projects of his life…a chapel for the Dominican sisters in the town of Vence, France.  He designed every part of the Chapelle du Rosaire, including the beautiful stained glass windows.  Our Matisse window collages are inspired by his “Christmas Eve” piece, and the second graders worked hard to create an eye path, using color and shape, that leads the eye around the collage.

Christmas_Eve_1952 Matisse Window “Christmas Eve”

 

IMG_0991 IMG_0992 IMG_0993 IMG_0994

As our assessment for this project, second graders did a “Gallery Walk” around the room, admiring each other’s work.  They wrote comments about the pieces they were viewing, and there were great conversations about eye path, shape, and color!

IMG_0876 IMG_0877 IMG_0878 IMG_0879

 

Still Celebrating Student Art Creations!

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”

Framed Pieces