Piles of Pumpkins

My fourth grade artists recently brainstormed some of the many reasons that artists make art, including: to make money (!), to express yourself, to relax, and….to give as a gift. Since we will soon be hosting students from Raey Guang Elementary, our sister school in Pingtung, Taiwan, we put our creative abilities to work and [...]

Continue Reading Add comment October 15, 2012

Sketchbook Time

Our fifth and fourth grade artists spent their first days in art making their sketchbooks – assembling them, decorating the covers, and working on their first sketchbook assignment – a hand project.  They also learned how to draw some new fun zentangles.  Fifth and fourth graders will keep their sketchbooks in the art room and [...]

Continue Reading 3 comments September 14, 2012

Split Face Portraits

Fourth Grade artists are finishing up their “Split Face Portrait” project this week.  We looked at the work of American Artist Mary Cassatt, who painted many portraits of her young nieces and nephew.  Of course then we HAD to draw our own portraits! Cassatt’s “Mother and Child” There was a little groaning in the art [...]

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More Art Show Selections

Four more selections for our upcoming HPS District Art Show.  Congratulations, Fourth Grade Artists! Hee hee – I call this one the “Synchronized Swimming Owls” photo!

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New Art Show Selections

I wish I could have put every single clay fish that my fourth graders created in the upcoming District Art Show – but I had to narrow it down from over 100 to just….eight.  Here is a little photo collage of the most recent selections for the art show.  Congratulations, artists!

Continue Reading Add comment March 27, 2012

Fourth Grade Clay Fish

Fourth graders are soooo excited to finish up their clay fish project! We began by viewing this great video – everything you need to know to create a double pinch pot fish. Fish in the works Adding the glaze Finished fishies Don’t you just love their little fishy personalities?  

Continue Reading Add comment March 26, 2012

The T.P. Tube Experiment

What to do with a big bag of t.p. tubes….turn ‘em into owls, of course!  I was inspired by the many projects floating around Pinterest and on other art teacher blogs that use t.p. tubes, so my 4th graders and I began an experiment in problem solving to create our owls. We smooshed the t.p. [...]

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Still Life Meets Zentangle

Fourth Grade artists have been learning about Cezanne’s still life paintings.  Their still life drawings combined a review of warm and cool colors, drawing forms, and zentangles. Cezanne – Still Life With Compotier This project was inspired by images from Heather Martin’s Picassa Web Album.

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Latest Art Show Selections

Nineteen more pieces have been selected for our April district wide student art show.  Congratulations, artists!  

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New Art Show Selections

Here are the latest Georgetown masterpieces that have been selected for our April 2012 Hudsonville Student Art Show.  Congratulations, artists!

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