A Few More….

Well everyone, we are finishing our last selections for the 14th Annual HPS District Art Show.  Here are our most recent masterpieces – congratulations, artists!

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Check here for more art show information!  Hudsonville Art Program

Fourth Grade Portraits

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.

Mary Cassatt


Mary Cassatt

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Fourth Grade Highway And Byways

Paul Klee’s “Highway and Byways” was the inspiration for these pieces created by our Fourth Grade artists.

Paul Klee "Highway and Byways"

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!

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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”

Boab Tree

Boab Tree

Kindergartener Jordan’s “Lizzy Robot”

"Lizzy Robot"

“Lizzy Robot”

Congratulations, artists!  Be sure to visit your artwork at the HPS Administration Building – 3886 Van Buren Street in Hudsonville!

New Art Show Selections

Congratulations, Georgetown Artists!  Here are the latest selections for our 2013 HPS Student Art Show.  Thanks to our wonderful kindergarten art teacher, Mrs. Persch, for getting these masterpieces ready for the art show!


Beautiful Boab Trees

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!



Winter Trees

Fourth grade artists have just finished these beautiful winter tree landscapes.  They used bits of masking tape to create their white trees, then painted some deep blue watercolor paint over the top, adding a sprinkle of salt for texture.  The really fun part?  Rubbing off the salt and gently peeling the tape away to reveal the sparkling white trees!  The final flourish – shadows on the trees and white stars and a moon, painted with acrylic paint.

See more of this project on our ARTSONIA site!


This project was inspired by Art Projects For Kids – see it HERE.