We’ve been the school year by thinking about the reasons we create art; our 5th grade artists teamed up with artists from Jamestown Elementary to make this video!
Here’s a look at what we’ve been creating in the art room this October – we’ve been very busy. 5th Graders are studying the work of Claude Monet and have been experimenting with his Impressionist style. Their artwork focuses on Monet’s interest in painting the bridge over his pond of waterlilies. Fourth Graders are learning [...]
Some thoughts from the kiddos at Jamestown and Georgetown Elementary about why we make art!
Our students are enjoying their Art Room Game Days this week! Following all the art room rules earns us 10 minutes each art day….and when we accumulate enough minutes, we enjoy some games and free drawing time. Our newest art room game is Jenga – it is a favorite of everyone, including Mrs. B! Jenga [...]
We are finishing up many projects in the art room, and beginning to hang our masterpieces in the hallways! Please remember to LOOK UP above the lockers for our new artwork on display. Fifth graders also started their creating their sketchbooks this week. We talked about the many ways that artists use sketchbooks – including [...]
A recent cleaning frenzy in my home studio unearthed a cool book filled with tiny little boxes to make. The boxes are covered with designs by one of my favorite artists, M.C. Escher. I spent a lazy summer afternoon popping out and folding up the boxes - some were quite challenging to fold! Take a look…I think the boxes [...]
We have been working hard to wrap up many projects in the art room over the last week. Here are some of our latest projects! Fifth graders finished their collage landscapes. They learned that “throw away” items can be recycled into a beautiful collage as they repurposed old broken pencils into flower stems and used newspapers to [...]
Two little twin lambs arrived this week at Valley View Farms where Mrs. Brouwer lives…couldn’t resist showing our two newest additions to the farm! One is a ram (boy) and one is an ewe (girl). They have no names yet…any suggestions? Spring Lambs, born 3/2/2009
Each year, our 4th and 5th grade artists look forward to creating and using their own sketchbooks in the art room. We use our sketchbooks to take notes and do quick drawings when we look at videos about artists, to plan out ideas for our art projects, and to sketch in when we have extra [...]
The months of February and March are always very busy in the art room! Our projects become a bit more complicated and we use a wide variety of art media as our students incorporate everything they have learned since September in their art making. Here’s a look at some of the projects we have been finishing up over the [...]