Cute Kiwis

Fourth grade artists created these cute New Zealand kiwi birds, adding their favorite zentangles and line designs. Sweet!       See more of these kiwis at our ARTSONIA Kids Art Museum!

Continue Reading Add comment March 17, 2013

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 […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 26, 2013


I received the sweetest belated Christmas gift today from one of my fourth grade students.  Her parents ordered me this beautiful Christmas ornament from Artsonia with her recent Winter Birch artwork printed on it.  The ornament is beautiful….and I will treasure it.   Thank you my friends! xoxo Mrs. Brouwer

Continue Reading Add comment January 7, 2013

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 […]

Continue Reading 4 comments November 16, 2012

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 […]

Continue Reading 8 comments May 17, 2012

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

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