Ketchup Time!

Georgetown’s fifth grade artists are completing two different art pieces this week.  We’ve gotten a little behind due to snow days and winter break, so we’ve been playing “Catch Up”…or as we say in the art room, Ketchup Time!

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These fun and colorful villages are inspired by the work of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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Take a peek at this fun video to see Hundertwasser’s work….my 5th graders are still asking to watch the video, but I suspect it is partly because of the music that goes along with it!

Fifth graders have also been getting a kick out of their Salvadore Dali “Vase or Face” pieces.  Which is it…vase or face?

Facevase  This famous optical illusion became the basis for their own surreal vase/face pieces, complete with symbols often used by Salvador Dali himself – ants, eyes, and floating watches.  It has been fun to see how my students interpret the Surrealist art movement and integrate the dreamlike, slightly uncomfortable images of Surrealism into their own pieces.

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See more Hundertwasser and Vase/Face pieces at our ARTSONIA online art gallery!

Learning Goals:  *Identify the work of Hundertwasser and Dali *Name two facts about both artists *Create an architectural drawing in the style of Hundertwasser *Identify elements of Surrealism including transformation and juxtaposition  *Create a Surreal drawing in the style of Dali

 

We’ve Been Busy!

Check out all the gorgeous winter-themed art we’ve been creating!

IMG_4859 IMG_4845 5th Grade Pines

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4th Grade Polka Dot Poinsettias

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3rd Grade Winter Pines

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2nd Grade Winter Owls

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1st Grade Cardinals

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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.

Woot-Woot!

Look who’s on the cover of the December Arts & Activities magazine….Georgetown artists!  Our 5th Grade Hundertwasser mixed media art project that I submitted last year has finally been published.  Can’t wait to see the magazine in my mailbox!

IMG_6326-1cousoh-194x300 Our Hundertwasser Spiral project

Follow these links to see the cover and magazine article:

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5th Grade Chihuly Project

Georgetown 5th graders have been working on a large group project – our Chihuly Chandelier!  After viewing the beautiful glass pieces created by artist Dale Chihuly, we began collecting water bottles for our own Chihuly inspired project.

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Our water bottles are colored with permanent markers, cut into spirals, and then hot glued to a PVC pipe base.

IMG_3914 IMG_3946 IMG_3947 IMG_3948 IMG_4547 As you can see…we have more bottles to add to our project.  As they work, our 5th graders have been discussing where they could display their project in our building.  The rotunda has their vote…our custodian Mr. Rob may have to put his thinking cap on to accomplish this task!

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Future home of our G-Town Chihuly?

Extra thanks and a shout-out to GEMMEN’S Hardware for the special teacher deal on our PVC pipe, you guys rock!

Stay tuned for a look at our finished piece…on display somewhere at Georgetown.

O’Keeffe Flowers

Georgetown’s 5th Grade artists have finished up their O’Keeffe flowers, and their completed pieces are stunning!  We focused on the art elements for this project, and the 5th graders were amazed to see how many important art elements were included in their flower paintings.

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After viewing O’Keeffe’s “Red Poppy”, 5th graders filled their picture space just like O’Keeffe did, and used a warm/cool color palette to paint their flowers.  Their final step – adding black glue lines – really made these beauties POP!

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See more of our O’Keeffe flowers at our Artsonia Gallery!

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.

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Grades 1 & 2 bubble letter designs

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Grade 3 block letter designs

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Grade 4 cursive writing designs

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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.

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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.

 

 

Saving the best for last…Chihuly!

Georgetown’s 5th Grade artists recently learned about one final artist for the school year – and he turned out to be one of their favorites!  We discovered glass artist Dale Chihuly and created two works of art in his style – a beautiful chandelier made of recycled water bottles, and a macchia bowl installation that was created by draping colored coffee filters.

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Chihuly Macchia Bowls

Here are our masterpieces!

The Chihuly Chandelier

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The Macchia Bowls

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