March Came in Like a Lion!

What a winter we have been having here at Georgetown Elementary! We are so ready for Spring, but Kindergarten artists decided that March has come in like a lion. To celebrate, they created these great lion collages. Lions were fun to create, but we are hoping that March goes out like a lamb!

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Second Grade Matisse Windows

Second grade artists have been exploring the collage art of Henri Matisse.  They learned that in 1949, Matisse began one of the greatest projects of his life…a chapel for the Dominican sisters in the town of Vence, France.  He designed every part of the Chapelle du Rosaire, including the beautiful stained glass windows.  Our Matisse [...]

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Kindergarten Fireflies

Kindergarten artists created these fireflies in the style of Eric Carle to support our school SPARK project where we raised money to send solar powered lanterns to teachers in Uganda. Each teacher in our building read the story The Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle to introduce SPARK to the students. Kindergarteners learned about Eric Carle’s art and [...]

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Kindergarten Circle Trees

Kindergarten artists worked hard creating their circle trees. After learning about shape, they had to cut, draw and stamp circles to create their trees. They did a fabulous job! Their artwork was on display in the hallways during conferences, and is on display at the Artsonia website.

Continue Reading 2 comments November 14, 2012

Second Grade Artists Explore Matisse

Georgetown second grade artists have been exploring the work of French artist Henri Matisse.  They loved his beautiful painting of The Goldfish Bowl, and were excited to create a similar piece using Matisse’s cut paper collage style. Matisse – The Goldfish Bowl Beginning the collage background Adding goldfish to painted fishbowls     Completed pieces – [...]

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Matisse and The Eye Path

Second grade artists have been learning about Henri Matisse and his beautiful cut paper collages.  They created their own cut paper collage in the style of his “Beasts of the Sea” piece.  They quickly became experts at cutting spirals and finding the beauty in their positive and negative cut shapes.   Matisse – Beasts of [...]

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Georgetown 5th Graders Explore Hundertwasser

Fifth grade artists have been working on a fun new Hundertwasser project.  After viewing several pieces by Austrian painter and architect Hundertwasser and learning about his interest in nature and spirals, we began by creating a background while exploring tints and shades.   Hundertwasser- these were our inspiration pieces. Painting the background – including Hundertwasser [...]

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Third Grade Picasso Collages

My third grade artists were admiring the Picasso “Three Musicians” project that their fellow first graders recently completed, so….here’s another take on the Three Musicians, this time with a third grade twist! Our Three Musicians are inspired by a project from Sara Brady, Art Specialist at Cathedral School in Bismarck, ND.  Thanks Sara!  Here’s the [...]

Continue Reading Add comment October 21, 2011

First Grade Fall Collages

First grade artists are finishing up these beautiful fall collages.  This was a busy project and my first graders did a great job following directions – painting pumpkins and gourds, creating texture leaf rubbings, carefully cutting out many pieces for their collages, thoughtfully arranging them on their paper background, learning to OVERLAP, and finally, adding [...]

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First Grade Birds

First Graders are finishing up a new project – sweet little chicks!  We learned about collage and following directions while creating this cute project. This project is adapted from Nicole Siebert’s “Innovative Art Projects for Children”.   

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