Fifth grade artists created these pumpkins in the style of Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama. Known as the Pumpkin Princess, her large pumpkin sculptures and art pieces are filled with polka dots. Her pumpkins are often placed on a neon colored background with a pattern that she calls a “net”.
Georgetown 5th grade artists created their Kusama-inspired pieces by printing a net background with cardboard pieces and carefully filling their pumpkins with a variety of dots. Their project is a fun twist on the usual Fall pumpkin artwork!
See more pumpkins at our Artsonia on-line gallery here!
Student “I Can” goals:
I can talk about the work of Japanese artist Kusama; I can create an art piece in the pop art style of Kusama; I can place carefully drawn dots to create movement and visual interest on my art piece.
Fourth grade artists combined their art and poetry skills to create these beautiful fall-inspired paintings.
They began with a sky-blue background, dabbing the watercolor paint with a tissue for added texture.
They traced leaves and added color with watercolor pencils.
Their beautiful leaf paintings were tied in to our cultural focus for the year, the study of Asian art. We read the lovely book “One Leaf Rides The Wind” and learned about the art of writing Japanese Haiku poetry.
Fourth graders wrote wonderful fall-inspired poetry and added their writing to their leaf paintings.
Show Movement with careful placement of objects and color
Manipulate watercolor and watercolor pencils with success
Write a Japanese Haiku
See more of our Falling Leaf artwork at our Artsonia On-Line Art Museum!
Kindergarteners at Georgetown have been busy learning about lines in the art room. After reading the book, Lines that Wiggle, by Candace Whitman, they explored all different kinds of lines. They began by drawing lines in the air with their imaginary pencils, then they painted them on paper with black tempera paint. When those lines dried they used watercolor paints to paint color between their lines. The final step was to cut them to look like monsters by adding eyes, (or an eye), mouths, teeth, and other things to make their monsters unique. The Kindergarten artists had so much fun creating their monsters and they are proud to display them in the halls at Georgetown!
This was a great first lesson for Kindergarten. It took a few sessions, but we were able to learn many first skills in the art room. We learned how to use scissors properly by holding our thumbs up and moving the paper, not the scissors. We learned painting correctly by treating the paintbrush like a ballerina and tiptoeing in our paint and dancing across our paper. We also learned how to properly use a glue stick by making the glue peek over the edge and not pop over the edge. Best of all, we were able to learn the routine of painting and cleaning up paint in the art room by starting simple with just one color.
What a great school year it has been! Mrs. Persch and I couldn’t have survived without the fabulous help of some special volunteers. A HUGE thank you to Lisa Vredevoogd and her sweet daughter Mya for hanging artwork, taking art work down, hanging MORE artwork…you get the picture. We so appreciate that you help us beautify our hallways with our student masterpieces.
Another giant thank you to Amy Sremba for taking thousands (yes, thousands!) of photos of student artwork to upload to our online Artsonia Student Art Gallery. Thanks to Amy, we have 3,812 student works of art on display in our gallery for the 2014-2015 school year…and a grand total of 10,423 art pieces uploaded since 2010! Check out our gallery here!
We can’t thank you all enough…hope you enjoy the little owl pins I felted for you…and please come back in the fall for more fun!
The Kindergarten artists have been busy learning about the Swiss painter, Paul Klee. Paul Klee’s paintings were very childlike with bright colors like the color he saw when he visited Africa.
His famous painting entitled Cat and Bird was the inspiration for this project.
After drawing their cat and bird, Kindergarteners chose bright watercolors to add color. They finished their paintings by using a very small paintbrush to outline their lines with black paint. Awesome job Kindergarteners! You have really brightened our hallways at Georgetown.
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!
These fun and colorful villages are inspired by the work of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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?
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.
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
First Grade artists have been exploring the abstract work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. They learned that Picasso worked in a style called Cubism. After looking at lots of cubist art pieces, our smart first graders decided that cubism is when an artist uses lots of shapes and shows details from different views in the same picture – like their practice drawings here:
Next they discovered that when Picasso was sad, he used lots of blue paint during his “Blue Period”. Picasso’s work changed when he became happier and he used more oranges and pinks during his “Rose Period”.
They chose their own blue or rose color period to create their Picasso portrait collages. See more of our awesome Picassos at our Artsonia on-line gallery!
I can tell two facts about Pablo Picasso; I can explain cubism; I can create a portrait in the cubist style of Pablo Picasso
Kindergarten artists have been busy cutting and gluing shapes to create these beautiful winter scenes. After painting the background sky, the artists cut common shapes to build trees and houses. These projects have brightened up our hallways on our gloomy December days.
See more of these Kindergarten Winter Shapes at our ARTSONIA site!
Check out our student artwork on Artsonia, our on-line art gallery! We are busy uploading winter and holiday themed student artwork – perfect for a special holiday gift! Your child’s artwork can be printed on a variety of items – from mugs to holiday cards. And…20% of your purchase goes directly to our Georgetown Art Department.
Here’s Sara14000’s poinsettia piece – visit our gallery for more gift ideas!
Georgetown Fourth Grade artists recently finished a huge figure drawing unit. They began by looking at the art of Edgar Degas, who was a master at drawing the human figure and known for his pastel drawings of ballerinas.
Then they tried their own figure drawings…modeling for each other and doing a series of quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks.
Next we moved on to drawing wooden mannequin figures!
Finally – they created a background by straw blowing paint and outlining their beautiful blotches…and adding their figure drawings and other practice forms on their background. Magnificent!
* Identify the work of Edgar Degas
* Capture movement in a figure by gesture drawing
* Draw a mannequin figure in correct proportion
See more 4th Grade figure drawings at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!