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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
Second grade artists began their study of the culture of Australia and New Zealand by learning about some of the unique animals found in Australia. We read two of my favorite books by Sheena Knowles, Edward the Emu and Edwina The Emu. Second graders were also intrigued to see Mrs. Brouwer’s real emu egg! We were so inspired by [...]
Third grade artists began their study of the culture of Australia and New Zealand by learning about a traditional Aboriginal ceremony. The Aboriginal people show respect for another’s language, country, and ancestors by performing a special smoking ceremony. Fragrant eucalyptus leaves are burned in a special bowl, called a coolamon. The smoldering leaves are used [...]
Ask a third grade Georgetown artist about landscapes….I’ll bet they can tell you all about how to create a beautiful landscape! They may tell you about the foreground, middle ground, and horizon line…or about using warm and cool colors to emphasize different parts of the picture, and maybe even how to choose the right [...]
After reading Penguins by Liz Pichon, Kindergarten artists created their own penguins with crayons and watercolor. In the story the penguins in the zoo find a camera and use it to take pictures of themselves. The camera gets returned to the owner and has many pictures of penguins on it. The students created pictures of their [...]
I received the sweetest belated Christmas gift today from one of my fourth grade students. Her parents ordered me this beautiful Christmas ornament from Artsonia with her recent Winter Birch artwork printed on it. The ornament is beautiful….and I will treasure it. Thank you my friends! xoxo Mrs. Brouwer
Kindergarten artists read the book The Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bartun then created their own gingerbread houses out of paper, crayons and paint. They enjoyed drawing the candy on their houses and painting on “frosting” with white paint. All of the gingerbread houses can be viewed on Artsonia.
Kindergarten artists worked hard creating their circle trees. After learning about shape, they had to cut, draw and stamp circles to create their trees. They did a fabulous job! Their artwork was on display in the hallways during conferences, and is on display at the Artsonia website.