Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.
They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!
Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.
Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!
We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.
Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!
Before winter arrives…two more fall projects from G-Town first and second graders. Both classes focused on the art element of LINE as they created turkeys and trees.
First Grade Fall Trees – firsties worked on their cutting and glueing skills while creating their trees. Bonus – a little painting, a favorite in the first grade crowd.
Second Grade Line Turkeys – gotta love the knobby little turkey knees.
See more turkeys and trees at our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery HERE.
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.
Art Elements we used!
O’Keeffe “Red Poppy”
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!
See more of our O’Keeffe flowers at our Artsonia Gallery!
Kindergarten students began the year learning about the art element, Line. They learned what a line was and that they use different kinds of lines every day. They were allowed to explore drawing different kinds of lines. After hearing the story Only One You by Linda Kranz, each student created their own fish and decorated it with thick, thin, curvy, straight, etc. lines to make their fish unique. They finished their fish by adding lines of tissue paper for the tail and fins. They did an amazing job and the fish look so bright and colorful in our hallways!
See more of our Kindergarten fish project at our on-line art gallery, Artsonia!
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.
Georgetown’s recent Third Grade Art Project is now featured on Artsonia, the world’s largest kids’ art museum.
Third grade’s “Button Project” was our first art project this year – a little line, shape, and color review. The pieces uploaded to Artsonia are beautiful and well worth a look! Third grade parents – you will be receiving a “Parent Slip” home this week detailing how to access your child’s artwork on line. You may leave comments for your child, let them enter and artist statement about the piece, and order custom items with the artwork printed on the piece.
The Georgetown Elementary Art Department receives 20% of the sales when you order items printed with your childs’ artwork. Funds earned will be used to purchase ART BOOKS for the Art Room!
Look for more artwork from your child on Artsonia later this year!