Fifth Grade artists really loved their Georgia O’Keeffe project! They learned that O’Keeffe liked to fill the picture space and work BIG. They were also surprised to discover that O’Keeffe was often upset with her art instructors because they wanted her to follow their rules and create art the way they taught her….and O’Keeffe wanted to experiment with her art and do her own thing!
There was pure excitement in the room as they learned about their assignment: to find an object in the art room, sketch it in their sketchbook, and then…draw BIG. It was fun to watch the process; some kids knew right away what they wanted to draw, and others experimented with several items until they were happy with their choice. Others brought items in from home to make their own still life composition. Check out their concentration as they begin their Giant Georgias!
Their finished projects are fabulous – each student’s personality really shines through!
Third Grade artists have been working on a colorful architecture project in the style of American folk artist Heather Galler. They learned that Galler is inspired by the things she loves, including animals, flowers, and houses. After examining Galler’s house paintings from the New Orleans French Quarter and noticing the many details on these beautiful homes, they created their own “double gallery” New Orleans houses.
New Orleans House by Galler
Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?
See more of our 3rd Grade Galler Houses at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
I CAN: tell a friend three facts about New York folk artist Heather Galler; create an architectural house drawing in the style of Galler; Use color, line, shape, and pattern in my work.
Kindergarteners at Georgetown have been busy learning about lines in the art room. After reading the book, Lines that Wiggle, by Candace Whitman, they explored all different kinds of lines. They began by drawing lines in the air with their imaginary pencils, then they painted them on paper with black tempera paint. When those lines dried they used watercolor paints to paint color between their lines. The final step was to cut them to look like monsters by adding eyes, (or an eye), mouths, teeth, and other things to make their monsters unique. The Kindergarten artists had so much fun creating their monsters and they are proud to display them in the halls at Georgetown!
This was a great first lesson for Kindergarten. It took a few sessions, but we were able to learn many first skills in the art room. We learned how to use scissors properly by holding our thumbs up and moving the paper, not the scissors. We learned painting correctly by treating the paintbrush like a ballerina and tiptoeing in our paint and dancing across our paper. We also learned how to properly use a glue stick by making the glue peek over the edge and not pop over the edge. Best of all, we were able to learn the routine of painting and cleaning up paint in the art room by starting simple with just one color.
Georgetown fourth grade artists have been learning about the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Inspired by his “Composition VIII”, they traced circles and masked off lined areas on their watercolor paper as they explored creating an art piece in the style of Kandinsky.
This great little video really brought this painting to life!
Their finished Kandinsky pieces are colorful and filled with interesting lines, shapes, and patterns.
* Identify realistic, abstract, and non-objective art
* Create an art piece in the style of Wassily Kandinsky
* Use color, line, shape, and pattern to create an eye-path through my art piece
Kindergarten students began the year learning about the art element, Line. They learned what a line was and that they use different kinds of lines every day. They were allowed to explore drawing different kinds of lines. After hearing the story Only One You by Linda Kranz, each student created their own fish and decorated it with thick, thin, curvy, straight, etc. lines to make their fish unique. They finished their fish by adding lines of tissue paper for the tail and fins. They did an amazing job and the fish look so bright and colorful in our hallways!
See more of our Kindergarten fish project at our on-line art gallery, Artsonia!