Our Latest…Clay Projects

Just before spring break, Georgetown artists carefully wrapped their clay projects and took them home.  Here’s a look at their clay creations!

Firsties learned how to make a pinch pot, glaze it, and finally add a little bead and wire embellishment.

Second graders created cute pinch pot birds.  They learned how to score the clay and add water to attach the eyes and beaks to their birds.  After glazing they added feathers to give their critters lots of personality.

Each year third grade artists learn how to make a coil pot.  They had fun adding a snake to their coil pots!

Fourth graders loved creating their wall pockets, and had big plans to use their projects to hold pencils, notes, and even cell phones!

Fifth graders tried a new project this year – awesome texture plates that sit on little feet.  Their plates are really amazing!

 

Woot-Woot! Georgetown Artists Are…Published!

Georgetown artists are featured in the March 2017 Arts & Activities Magazine!

First grade artists show off their amazing self portraits and clay pendants in the magazine’s center page spread, titled “First Grade Portraits With Pendants”, written and submitted by yours truly, Mrs. Brouwer.

Read the article and see more photos at this link: Arts & Activities

Or – see the article in PDF form here: Arts & Activities March 2017

A surprise bonus is a mention of this year’s Fifth Grade Paul Klee painting project along with several featured photos of our student’s work in an article by Tara Sartorius, Program Director of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education.

Check out the article at this link, and click back to page 26: In The Studio

Can’t wait to show my students their work in Arts & Activities magazine!

A Look Back…and Forward

Hi all…here’s a look back at some fun projects that I didn’t get a chance to share with you this past fall.

Kindergarten Mr. Mondrians!

Giant Georgetown Turkey.  Gobble Gobble.

 Kinders – puttin’ a little glaze on their clay tree ornaments.

Fourth Grade Calder sculptures

What’s coming up in 2017?  Grades 2-5 are really, really, really excited to start their clay projects when we return from break.  Kinders and Firsties will be learning about color and doing some interesting color experiments and projects.  And everyone will be exploring this year’s Cultural Focus: Africa.

In the meantime….

See you soon!

Clay Days

Georgetown artists can hardly wait to take their clay projects home!  They began their projects in December, oh so long ago….and have been patiently waiting (well, sort of patiently) for their projects to dry, be bisque fired, glazed, and fired again.  And of course we have to display them for just a bit so friends and teachers can admire their creations.  Soon my friends…we will wrap these treasures up and send them home.

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Fourth Grade wall pockets – adding beads and wire for hanging.

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IMG_9647 Searching for just the right beads.

Fifth grade Chihuly bowls and Third grade Elf Houses.

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Second grade Texture Houses  – a new project, and my favorite so far!

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Gone Fishin’

Georgetown second grade artists have completed one of my favorite new projects..ever!

They created these sweet little clay fishies and carefully glazed them with beautiful patterns.  Each child made three fish, adding interesting texture by pressing pasta into the wet clay.

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search Norman Rockwell “The Fishing Trip”

After learning a little bit about the famous American artist Norman Rockwell, who illustrated several magazine covers with fish related images, students created a “fish paper” background, strung their fish using a tricky slip knot, and placed them on the background for display.  Fun fact – we used sepia paint to make the fish paper look “antique”.  Sepia paint used to be made with a brownish pigment gathered from the ink sacs of…wait for it…cuttlefish!

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Five More for the Art Show!

Five more for the HPS Art Show!  These awesome clay knee bowls were created by our 5th grade artists.  Congratulations, artists!  See you at the art show in April – find more Art Show information HERE!

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I’ve seen directions for knee bowls on several art blogs; not sure who to credit for this fun project idea – I first saw it here on Adventures of an Art Teacher.

More Clay Projects

Georgetown artists are finishing up their clay projects that they began before the holiday break.  They have been anxiously waiting for their pieces to be fired in the kiln one more time after applying their glazes.  Here are some of the pieces that we are finishing up!

IMG_1700 IMG_1701 IMG_1703 Fifth Grade MirrorsIMG_1712 Second Grade Froggies – ready to fire

IMG_1488Third grade turtles – shells are glazed, legs and head are finished with watercolor.  Aren’t their shells beautiful!

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