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!
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!
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.
Elf houses, wall pockets, and bowls…ready to load in the kiln.
Fourth Grade wall pockets – adding beads and wire for hanging.
Searching for just the right beads.
Fifth grade Chihuly bowls and Third grade Elf Houses.
Second grade Texture Houses – a new project, and my favorite so far!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Second grade artists completed their fabulous clay frogs this week by adding black line details to the tongue and eyes of their project. And of course…the final important detail, a delicious plastic fly for their frogs to eat!
Gotta love the fly!
Today we wrapped up six straight days of clay projects in the art room – that’s over 500 projects and about 700 pounds of clay, whew! And the work isn’t over yet…next it is on to bisque firing, glazing, and firing again. (Sorry Georgetown…the electric bill for November and December might be a smidge higher than usual!)
Here’s an early peek at the clay projects Georgetown’s artists created this month. Each grade learned a new clay building skill, including pinch pots, creating texture, rolling coils, and throwing a slab (always a favorite with 5th grade!)
Stay tuned for pictures of the finished pieces.
1st grade texture pinch pots
3rd grade coil turtles
4th grade lions
5th grade slab mirrors
2nd grade frogs