Sheep and Sailboats

Two Georgetown artists had their art work selected for permanent display at the Hudsonville Public Schools Administrative Offices. These pieces were gifted to the Board of Education in honor of their service for our district schools.

Mason Weber, a first grader in Mrs. Smith’s class, gifted SHEEP IN A MEADOW, a piece he created when he was kindergartener in Mrs. Persch’s art class. Allison Pepper, a second grader in Mrs. Ray’s class, gifted her piece, MONET’s BOAT, to the Board of Education. Allison created this piece when she was in Mrs. Brouwer’s first grade art class.

It was an honor to celebrate these two great artists and our Board of Education!

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Oink!

I am in love with my sweet first grade artists!  We began our first big art project by exploring lots of media – markers, crayons, watercolor, ink pens, and Model Magic.  They enjoyed reading books about farm animals and learning about the critters on my farm – and their “Pig in a Puddle” pieces are spectacular.

   Coloring Barns

  OINK!

 Pig in a Puddle

  

  Model Magic pigs – too cute for words!

Thanks to my art pals over at Jamestown Elementary for this project inspiration!

Second Grade Barns

Second grade artists have been learning how to draw forms.  They became experts at drawing pyramids during our Middle Eastern landscape project, and were excited to learn how to turn cubes into barns and cylinders into silos!

drawing barns using tempera paint and q-tips

Finished barns, painted with tempera paint and outlined with black oil pastel.

This project was inspired by the barn paintings created several years ago by my colleague at Alward Elementary, Mrs. Bandstra.  See her cool blog here!