Kindergarten Hearts

Remember our Kindergarten color mixing project from a couple of weeks ago?

This week we did a little tracing, cutting, paper punching, and lacing to turn those beautiful painted plates into heart necklaces.  Kinders had a blast doing some creative yarn lacing around their hearts, and they rocked the paper punches – their little hand muscles have really gotten strong!

I Can Goals: identify primary and secondary colors; use paper punches and yarn to lace a heart.

Kinders Explore COLOR

Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.

They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!

Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.

 

Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple.  We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!

 

We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.

 

Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!

 

Kinders Draw…Cars ‘N Trucks

Georgetown’s Kindergarteners are really excited about their new project…drawing cars and trucks.  We read lots of books about vehicles and talked about all the details on vehicles – big tires with fancy tire treads, door handles and doors, lights, and mufflers.  These kids know their vehicles and had a blast drawing the car or truck of their dreams.

Before they began adding color to their vehicles, we did a review of the primary colors and used just red, yellow, and blue on their masterpieces.  Mrs. Brouwer challenged them to do their best coloring by moving only their hand – not their whole arm – while coloring.  They gave those small hand muscles quite a workout!

Learning Goals: I can identify the primary colors; I can color using my small hand muscles; I can add lots of details to my drawing.  And an unexpected learning goal that I love: at the end of each class, my kinders have been telling each other what they learned that day.  Here’s one of the best ones: “I learned that when you paint the sky, the color goes all the way down to meet the ground”.

Look for these fabulous vehicles on our ARTSONIA on-line gallery soon!

Hey, It’s Cold Out There!

We’ve been keeping warm in the art room as we create these snow-inspired winter projects.

Kindergarten artists drew fun penguins; don’t you love how their penguins are waving to you from their snowy icebergs?

What’s not to love about these snow bears?  Second grade artists said that they liked drawing them the best.  And adding the scarves and hats.  And oh yeah, painting the cool backgrounds.

Third grade artists reviewed the parts of a landscape before drawing and painting their detailed winter village scenes.  Their sky backgrounds – ooh la la!

Can’t get enough of Georgetown’s fabulous winter art?  See more HERE at our Artsonia on-line art gallery!  We’ve got over 13,000 masterpieces on display for you to enjoy!

 

Let It Snow!

Kindergarten artists learned about landscapes while creating these sweet little snowscapes.  They also learned a fancy new art word: collage – meaning “to glue” in French!

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Find more of our “Let It Snow” collages at Georgetown’s ARTSONIA art gallery here.

Thanks to Krokotak for this Snowy Day Collage project!

 

Kindergarten Texture Spiders

Kindergarteners know lots of cool things about spiders!  We talked about spiders that jump, what spiders eat for lunch (flies, of course), and counted how many legs a spider has.  We read Eric Carle’s “The Very Busy Spider” and made some awesome fuzzy spiders.

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Kindergarten artists learned about the art element of texture as they created their spooky spiders.  After they were given their fabric spider bodies, Kinders used their weekly vocabulary word describe to tell each other the texture they could feel on their spider bodies.  They were excited to think up new “feels like” words including fuzzy, soft, furry, squishy, and even the scratchy texture on the underside of their fabric.

Kinders followed many directions to cut spider eyes and fangs, and loved folding and rolling paper to make fancy spider legs.  They made sure they were not “glue monsters” as they glued their spider parts using “just a dot, not a lot”.

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I CAN: describe texture, use scissors correctly, use careful glueing skills

Special thanks to Tina for the fabulously furry spider idea!

See more Kindergarten Texture Spiders on our ARTSONIA website!

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From the GTown Art Room…

It’s been a busy first couple of weeks in our Georgetown art room!  Here’s a look at what we’ve done in the last 9 days since school began.

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Quarter circles – we put them together to make some fancy circles.

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We talked about three big Art Elements and read an awesome book – because we are all MAGNIFICENT artists!

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Kinders and Firsties drew their favorite things and made table tags to help Mrs. B. learn ALL their names!  Yikes, I have lots of leaning to do.

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Fourth and Fifth graders put new pages in their sketchbooks and did some drawing.

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Third graders described warm and cool colors and began a new watercolor project.

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Second graders began torn paper masks (mean Mrs. Brouwer took their scissors away and ugh, they had to TEAR the paper!).  No Glue Monsters allowed for this project!

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Kinders met Mr. Mondrian and practiced their cutting skills to create their own Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogies.

And Firsties began a cool Picasso project….but I was too busy to take pictures – more later.

Whew!  And that is just the first nine days folks!

 

Kindergarten India Elephants

IMG_6916The cultural focus this year in art class is Asia, and the Kindergarteners are focusing on the country of India. There is a tradition in India that happens every year called the Elephant Festival. The elephants are painted with beautiful colors and designs. The students learned interesting facts about elephants from India and compared them to elephants from Africa. Did you know that elephants from India are smaller than elephants from Africa? The artists created their own elephants by sponge painting gray paper to create texture that looked like wrinkly elephant skin. They used their painted paper to create these wonderful elephants. Their favorite part was picking out the beautiful jewel for their elephant to wear on it’s head.IMG_6914 IMG_6913 IMG_6911IMG_6910IMG_6889IMG_6888IMG_6887IMG_6871

This project was inspired by the elephant project from the blog ‘Art with Mr. Giannetto.’

Learning Goals:

I can create texture.

I can create a collage.

 

 

Sheep and Sailboats

Two Georgetown artists had their art work selected for permanent display at the Hudsonville Public Schools Administrative Offices. These pieces were gifted to the Board of Education in honor of their service for our district schools.

Mason Weber, a first grader in Mrs. Smith’s class, gifted SHEEP IN A MEADOW, a piece he created when he was kindergartener in Mrs. Persch’s art class. Allison Pepper, a second grader in Mrs. Ray’s class, gifted her piece, MONET’s BOAT, to the Board of Education. Allison created this piece when she was in Mrs. Brouwer’s first grade art class.

It was an honor to celebrate these two great artists and our Board of Education!

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Kindergarten Paul Klee Paintings

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Kindergarten artists learned about the Swiss painter Paul Klee. They viewed his painting entitled “Castle and Sun” and discovered that he liked to use many shapes in his paintings. After identifying geometric shapes in the painting, the Kindergarteners created their own castles  and suns using the same shapes.

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Kindergarten artists learned they can print shapes using every day objects like cardboard and cups. After the shapes were printed and dried, they added color using watercolor paints.

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Learning Goals –

I can learn about the artist Paul Klee.

I can print geometric shapes using everyday objects.