Georgetown Artists Bring You…Spring Bunnies!

We’ve been all about the bunnies in first and second grade here at Georgetown.  What’s not to love about these hoppers?!

First graders painted a bright background and used their best cutting and glueing skills to add their bunnies on top.

Second graders worked on their drawing skills (and patience!) to create these cuties.

This 2nd grade project has been all over Pinterest, so I’m not sure who to credit…but we sure did enjoy it!

Parents…these bunnies will show up on ARTSONIA ….soon-ish!

Turkeys ‘N Trees

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.

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Second Grade Line Turkeys – gotta love the knobby little turkey knees.

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See more turkeys and trees at our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery HERE.

Where’s All The Art?!

Parents – are you wondering where we are hiding all your kiddos art?  And when we’ll be sending it home? Well…we have it safely stowed away in the art room.

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Instead of picking up artwork during conferences this coming week, we will neatly bag it up and have it available for pick up in mid-May.  We will notify you of the pick up date in May!

In the meantime, you can check out our projects right here on our Art Blog. Can’t wait to see your student’s artwork?  Visit our Artsonia Kids Art Museum – we have over 2,800 student art pieces uploaded already this year!

Visit www.artsonia.com (here’s the LINK) .  Contact me (jbrouwer@hpseagles.net) if you need your child’s Artsonia key code access.

Meet the Pumpkin Princess

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”.

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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!

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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 Falling Leaves

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.

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They traced leaves and added color with watercolor pencils.

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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.

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Fourth graders wrote wonderful fall-inspired poetry and added their writing to their leaf paintings.

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I Can:

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!

 

Kindergarten Line Monsters

 

IMG_5724Kindergarteners 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.

 

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A Shout-Out to Our Art Room Volunteers!

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!

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Hoot! We love you!

 

Kindergarten Paul Klee Cats

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.

IMG_2428                                        His famous painting entitled Cat and Bird was the inspiration for this project.

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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.