Featuring….Georgetown Second Graders!

Whoop Whoop!  The artwork of several talented second graders is featured in the March issue of the the nation’s leading art education magazine, Arts & Activities.

Thanks to second graders Amelia, Keelan, Meghan, and Eden for sharing their artwork for my magazine article submission “Colorful Van Gogh Landscapes”.

Check out the full article here:

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Winter Art Projects

Ringing in the New Year….and looking back at a few of our December “wintery” art projects!

Second grade Matisse Winter Collages. After learning about the brightly colored collages created by Henri Matisse, second graders painted paper with dots and learned how to do some fancy cutting to create their Matisse inspired collages.  Once they got the hang of using both the positive and negative space from their cut trees, their collages really came to life.

Third grade Colorful Candy Canes.  Third grade artists were challenged to use as many different color families to color their canes.  See if you can find: warm/cool, complementary, primary, secondary, rainbow, and of course…their own favorite color combinations!

Fourth grade Zentangle Trees.  Fourth graders practiced their zentangle skills as well as working with different media – a salt/watercolor wash and some tricky tape tearing for their trees.

Fifth grade radial art snowflakes.  Fifth grade artists explored radial art patterns while creating these colorful “designer snowflakes”.

Parents!  Many of these pieces can be found on our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA.  Here’s the LINK.

Third Grade Robots

Third grade artists created these fun robots by tracing around some interesting objects.  They were surprised to learn that outlet plug covers and old watercolor trays could be used as stencils – especially fine for creating robot parts!

They focused on the art elements of line, shape, and color to finish up their “bots”.

Visit Georgetown’s Artsonia On-Line Art Museum to see more amazing robots! ARTSONIA

Springy Folk Art Birds

Third grade artists are dreaming of spring while creating these colorful Folk Art birds.  Working in the style of American Folk Artist Heather Galler, their birds reflect the many patterns and bright colors that Galler loves to use in her art.

Love the way these artists have arranged their markers in rainbow order so they can select just the right colors for their project!

I CAN goals: compare and contrast folk art with other works of art; use pattern and color in the style of Heather Galler.


Kinders Explore COLOR

Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.

They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!

Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.


Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple.  We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!


We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.


Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!


All About Pattern and Color

What to do with six back-to-back 25 minute art classes?  Grades K-5 created these awesome pattern drawings during our September early release half-day.  It turned out to be a relaxing morning of art making…my kiddos came in, sat down, and just added patterns and colors to large drawings of leaves, pumpkins, and other designs.  They were free to wander from table to table, choosing the drawings that they wanted to work on…kind of like adding color to giant coloring book pages!  As one of my kinders said: “This is fun, Mrs. B, we should do this every day in art!”.


Here’s a little video of our morning in the art room.

From the GTown Art Room…

It’s been a busy first couple of weeks in our Georgetown art room!  Here’s a look at what we’ve done in the last 9 days since school began.

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Quarter circles – we put them together to make some fancy circles.

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We talked about three big Art Elements and read an awesome book – because we are all MAGNIFICENT artists!

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Kinders and Firsties drew their favorite things and made table tags to help Mrs. B. learn ALL their names!  Yikes, I have lots of leaning to do.


Fourth and Fifth graders put new pages in their sketchbooks and did some drawing.

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Third graders described warm and cool colors and began a new watercolor project.

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Second graders began torn paper masks (mean Mrs. Brouwer took their scissors away and ugh, they had to TEAR the paper!).  No Glue Monsters allowed for this project!

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Kinders met Mr. Mondrian and practiced their cutting skills to create their own Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogies.

And Firsties began a cool Picasso project….but I was too busy to take pictures – more later.

Whew!  And that is just the first nine days folks!


Galler Houses

Third Grade artists have been working on a colorful architecture project in the style of American folk artist Heather Galler.  They learned that Galler is inspired by the things she loves, including animals, flowers, and houses.  After examining Galler’s house paintings from the New Orleans French Quarter and noticing the many details on these beautiful homes, they created their own “double gallery” New Orleans houses.

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Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?

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See more of our 3rd Grade Galler Houses at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.

I CAN:  tell a friend three facts about New York folk artist Heather Galler; create an architectural house drawing in the style of Galler; Use color, line, shape, and pattern in my work.