Jabuti The Tortoise

Second grade artists have created a new work of art based on a book by Gerald McDermott, “Jabuti the Tortoise”.  Jabuti is a tortoise from the Amazon Rain Forest who loves to play tricks on his friends.  Second graders enjoyed the story, but the best part was creating their own tortoises!  Jabuti   Creating the [...]

Continue Reading Add comment March 21, 2014

Mondrian + Kandinsky = ABSTRACT ART!

Fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month!  Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions.  Whew! After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both [...]

Continue Reading 2 comments February 27, 2014

Colorful Peacocks

Fourth Grade artists have been working hard to finish up these gorgeous peacock drawings.  After reviewing color families such as primary, secondary, and warm/cool combinations, they added color with oil pastel and carefully blended the feathers, adding a bright green background to finish their masterpieces.  Aren’t their peacocks amazing?   See more peacocks at ARTSONIA!

Continue Reading Add comment February 20, 2014

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. [...]

Continue Reading Add comment December 6, 2013

Hoot! Hoot! Fourth Grade Owl Stuffies

There is a reason you haven’t heard much from our fourth grade artists lately….they have been busy sewing up their fantastic owl stuffies!  Fourth graders learned that American artist Faith Ringgold not only created her famous “story quilts”, but she also sewed neat little soft sculpture dolls.  Her dolls were the inspiration for our fun [...]

Continue Reading 2 comments October 26, 2013

Welcome to the Georgetown Elementary Art Room!

Welcome to the Georgetown Art Room!  Your art teachers, Mrs. Persch and Mrs. Brouwer, have been busy getting the art room ready for the new school year and creating awesome new art lessons.  We are looking forward to seeing you in September! For a look at some of the things we create in the art [...]

Continue Reading 1 comment July 26, 2013

Fourth Grade Highway And Byways

Paul Klee’s “Highway and Byways” was the inspiration for these pieces created by our Fourth Grade artists. This project also focused on our school-wide goal of improving student math number sense with a deeper understanding of fractions. Fourth grade students used their knowledge of fractions to divide their paper space into halves, thirds, and fourths. [...]

Continue Reading 2 comments May 23, 2013

Oh, the Laughter!

If you happened to pass the art room lately, you may have heard lots of giggling, laughter, squeals of surprise…well, more than usual anyway! My artists have been getting a kick out of looking at artwork that they created during their years at Georgetown – from kindergarten right up to their current grade.  Each year [...]

Continue Reading Add comment May 12, 2013

Snowflake Owls

Second grade artists had a blast cutting the “perfect” snowflake for their paper collage owls.  They learned how to do a special “snowflake fold” and tried out some new scissor cutting techniques for making spectacular snowflakes.  Aren’t these owls a hoooot!       Like ‘em?  See lots more on our ARTSONIA Museum site!

Continue Reading Add comment April 14, 2013

Art Room Marathon!

Mrs. Persch and I had a marathon day in the art room, sifting through stacks of student artwork and preparing pieces for our upcoming HPS district wide Student Art Show.  Here are our most recent art show selections – all 35 of them.  Congratulations, artists! ART SHOW 2013                           See more student artwork at our [...]

Continue Reading Add comment March 1, 2013

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