Georgetown Fourth Grade artists recently finished a huge figure drawing unit. They began by looking at the art of Edgar Degas, who was a master at drawing the human figure and known for his pastel drawings of ballerinas.
Then they tried their own figure drawings…modeling for each other and doing a series of quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks.
Next we moved on to drawing wooden mannequin figures!
Finally – they created a background by straw blowing paint and outlining their beautiful blotches…and adding their figure drawings and other practice forms on their background. Magnificent!
* Identify the work of Edgar Degas
* Capture movement in a figure by gesture drawing
* Draw a mannequin figure in correct proportion
See more 4th Grade figure drawings at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!
Georgetown’s Fourth Grade artists created these beautiful Amazon rainforest birds to wrap up their study of Mexico, Central America, and South America. See more rainforest birds in our on-line Artsonia gallery here!
This project was inspired by Denise M. Logan’s book, “Dynamic Art Projects For Children”.
Final Georgetown Art Show Selections! Congrats, artists!
Find more information about our 2014 Art Show here: Hudsonville Art Program
Fourth grade artists have been studying the art of American Artists Mary Cassatt. They learned that she loved to paint children, including her own nieces and nephew. So of course they created portraits of children – themselves!
After writing about themselves and creating a background of colored tissue paper, they traced their portraits from photos.
Paul Klee’s “Highway and Byways” was the inspiration for these pieces created by our Fourth Grade artists.
Paul Klee “Highway and Byways”
This project also focused on our school-wide goal of improving student math number sense with a deeper understanding of fractions. Fourth grade students used their knowledge of fractions to divide their paper space into halves, thirds, and fourths. They chose a warm or cool color palette and used watercolor to fill in their spaces. The finished pieces are a reflection of their use of color, shape, line, and of course…fractions!
See more of this project at our Artsonia on-line art museum.
And – special thanks to Miriam at Arteascuola for this project idea!
Each year, student artwork is selected for display at our Administration Building. The framed artwork is “on loan” for one year and then returned to the students. It is always a pleasure to drop the artwork off at the Administration Building – everyone there stops what they are doing and gathers around the art pieces, deciding (with perhaps a little friendly arguing) which piece will hang near their office for the year.
Two pieces have been selected for display from Georgetown Elementary. Drum roll please….
Fourth Grade Braden’s “Boab Tree”
Kindergartener Jordan’s “Lizzy Robot”
Congratulations, artists! Be sure to visit your artwork at the HPS Administration Building – 3886 Van Buren Street in Hudsonville!
Fourth Grade artists are completing these fabulous Boab Trees as part of our Cultural Focus this year – Australia. They learned that the Boab Tree is also called the “bottle tree” as it stores water in the bottle-shaped trunk to endure harsh drought conditions in the Australian outback.
Our boab trees were inspired by the work of Australian artist Bronwyn Bancroft, author and illustrator of the book “Why I Love Australia”.
Fourth Graders prepared the paper for their work by first rubbing it with crayons for a bit of color and texture. Next they painted their boabs with black tempera; when the tempera was dry, color was added with oil pastels.
See more of our beautiful boab trees at our ARTSONIA GALLERY!