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 [...]
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!
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]