Kindergarten Winter Shapes

IMG_1794Kindergarten 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.IMG_1671IMG_1666IMG_1668IMG_1746IMG_1738IMG_1793

See more of these Kindergarten Winter Shapes at our ARTSONIA site!

 

Looking For A Special Holiday Gift?

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!

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Fourth Grade Figure Studies

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.

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Then they tried their own figure drawings…modeling for each other and doing a series of quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks.

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Next we moved on to drawing wooden mannequin figures!

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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!

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I CAN:

* 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!

 

2nd Grade Tigers

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After learning about the life and art of Henri Rousseau, 2nd graders at Georgetown created these ferocious tigers in the style of Rousseau.  They learned that Rousseau liked to paint jungle scenes with wild animals even though he had never been to the jungle or had ever seen a wild animal. First the artists drew the tiger and painted it. Then they painted and cut out flowers and leaves to create a jungle scene. These tigers turned out great even though none of these artists had ever been to the jungle either!

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See more of our ferocious tigers at our Artsonia On-Line Art Gallery!

There are lots of tiger projects out there on art blogs – we’d like to thank Alum Creek Elementary School’s Artsonia page for our project inspiration! See their page here.

 

Kindergarten Secondary Pumpkins

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Kindergarten artists are learning about Primary and Secondary colors. Students were given play dough in Primary colors and found out that Primary colors can mix together to form new colors we call Secondary colors. Students then drew pumpkins on paper and were given paint in Primary colors. They mixed the yellow and red paint on the paper to make orange for their pumpkins. They mixed yellow and blue on their paper to make green for their leaves. After the pumpkins dried, they cut them out and glued them on purple paper. All three secondary colors are represented on their final project; orange, green and purple. Way to go Kindergarteners! Your pumpkins turned out great.

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See more cute pumpkins at our ARTSONIA Art Gallery!

 

O’Keeffe Flowers

Georgetown’s 5th Grade artists have finished up their O’Keeffe flowers, and their completed pieces are stunning!  We focused on the art elements for this project, and the 5th graders were amazed to see how many important art elements were included in their flower paintings.

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After viewing O’Keeffe’s “Red Poppy”, 5th graders filled their picture space just like O’Keeffe did, and used a warm/cool color palette to paint their flowers.  Their final step – adding black glue lines – really made these beauties POP!

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See more of our O’Keeffe flowers at our Artsonia Gallery!

Kindergarten Mini Mondrians

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At Hudsonville Public Schools, each elementary grade has at least three artists they are required to be introduced to. Kindergarten students learn about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is such a great artist for Kindergarteners to learn about because he painted with Primary colors and straight lines. He really liked horizontal and vertical lines. Kindergarteners at Georgetown Elementary created “Mini Mondrians” by using small squares of paper and gluing on strips of Primary colored construction paper. They glued four mini squares onto their large black square to create their project. Students were allowed to make an extra mini square to take home to show their family.

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See more Mini Mondrians at our ARTSONIA on-line Art Gallery!

Amazon Rain Forest Birds

Georgetown’s Fourth Grade artists created these beautiful Amazon rainforest birds to wrap up their study of Mexico, Central America, and South America.  See more rainforest birds in our on-line Artsonia gallery here!

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This project was inspired by Denise M. Logan’s book, “Dynamic Art Projects For Children”.

Spring Projects

Georgetown artists in grades 1, 2, and 3 have been creating colorful, blooming projects to celebrate warmer weather.  And, bonus…these projects have become beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.  Visit our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA to see more of these fabulous projects!

First Grade artists created these beautiful flowers in a fancy mosaic vase.

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Special thanks to Apex Elementary Art for this project inspiration!

Second Grade artists “drew” with masking tape to make these fun flowers.

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Thanks to Archoo! for this project idea!

Third Grade artists created these fabulous collage landscapes while studying the Folk Art of American artist Heather Galler.  Each of their masterpieces was photographed and added to a special card for a lovely Mother’s Day gift.

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Image Inspiration: A Tiny Life

Kindergarten Self-Portraits

Kindergarten artists created these special self-portraits to give their moms for Mother’s Day. The artists learned that a self-portrait is a drawing or painting of themselves. I love the innocence of Kindergarten drawings, and knew their moms would love their drawings too.  I struggled with directing the students too much so all the portraits looked the same, but directing them enough so they would have success with their portraits. I decided to take the students through an exercise of exploring their faces and bodies so they did not miss any parts. We pulled our shoulders up to see what we would look like if we didn’t have a neck and they thought that would look pretty silly! We also discovered that our eyes are in the middle of our heads, not our noses. After exploring their bodies, students eagerly began drawing their portraits while adding their own unique touches. After the portraits were finished and the tissue paper backgrounds were added, their classroom teachers helped them write notes and Mother’s Day wishes to their moms around the border. IMG_5870IMG_5869IMG_5868IMG_5874 .IMG_5873IMG_5871IMG_5759

This project meets the following Michigan Visual Arts Standards:

Explore the elements of art through playful sensory experiences.

Recognize that art can be created for self expression or fun.

This project can be found on our online art gallery ARTSONIA