We Love Our Moms!

Shhhh…Georgetown artists have been creating some special art for their Moms this week.  Here’s a teeny peek at their Mother’s Day surprises.

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Firstie rainbow flowers created from our rainbow color mixing project.

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Third Grade Dandy-Lions

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Fourth grade Faith Ringgold Weavings

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5th Grade Zentangle Butterflies

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Happy Mother’s Day from our Georgetown artists!

Spring Projects

Georgetown artists in grades 1, 2, and 3 have been creating colorful, blooming projects to celebrate warmer weather.  And, bonus…these projects have become beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.  Visit our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA to see more of these fabulous projects!

First Grade artists created these beautiful flowers in a fancy mosaic vase.

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Special thanks to Apex Elementary Art for this project inspiration!

Second Grade artists “drew” with masking tape to make these fun flowers.

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Thanks to Archoo! for this project idea!

Third Grade artists created these fabulous collage landscapes while studying the Folk Art of American artist Heather Galler.  Each of their masterpieces was photographed and added to a special card for a lovely Mother’s Day gift.

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Image Inspiration: A Tiny Life

Kindergarten Spring Flowers and Bugs

Kindergarten Spring Flowers and Bugs

Kindergarten artists are trying to bring some Spring to our school by painting large flowers. Each artist drew a large flower then chose warm or cool color paints to mix and paint their petals with. They then chose their favorite insect to draw and color with markers to add to their flowers. We were hoping the Kindergarten flowers would bring Spring to our school since we don’t feel it outside!

 

Fifth Grade O’Keeffe Flowers

Fifth graders have been looking at the work of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe this week, and are finishing up large chalk flowers in the style of O’Keeffe.  Their flowers are stunning – they have really worked hard to carefully blend the flowers and make them fill their picture space, just like O’Keeffe did.

Final Fifth Grade Projects

As we enter our last week of school, my 5th graders are finishing up some final projects.  Here’s what we’ve been working on.

Georgia O’Keeffe flowers – we tried our hand at drawing some tiny O’Keeffe flowers instead of the huge ones that we usually create – they turned out like little jewels!

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Ojo de Dios (God’s Eyes) – my kiddos really enjoyed learning this stick weaving – every student want to make a second one, so we spent several class periods working on these.  The Ojo’s are an easy form of star weaving.  There are lots of websites that give examples and tutorials along with cultural information.

I pre-glued a bunch of popsicle sticks to make the weaving process smoother – after a quick demonstration, my kids really loved this project.

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Zentangles – this was actually our very first art project last fall.  See the introduction and information about Zengangles here.  Our Zentangles have been displayed in the art room this year – last week I (sadly) cut them apart and returned the individual Zentangles to my students.  Here’s a look at our Zentangle work.

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Kindergarten Pattern Flowers

My kinders had fun experimenting with pattern this week.  They cut out a large circle with a dot pre-printed in the center….then practiced painting “top, bottom, side, side” to create a beautiful pattern.  The art room was very quiet as they all whispered “top, bottom, side, side” while they painted!  While the flowers dried, they created a very tall stem and leaves and colored those with more patterns.  Finally – a bit of glue, and our pattern flowers were ready to hang and admire!

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I think the “top, bottom, side, side” part of this project is from an old Arts & Activities lesson- I added the flower stem to extend the pattern play into a 50 minute art session for my kinders.