Winter Art Projects

Ringing in the New Year….and looking back at a few of our December “wintery” art projects!

Second grade Matisse Winter Collages. After learning about the brightly colored collages created by Henri Matisse, second graders painted paper with dots and learned how to do some fancy cutting to create their Matisse inspired collages.  Once they got the hang of using both the positive and negative space from their cut trees, their collages really came to life.

Third grade Colorful Candy Canes.  Third grade artists were challenged to use as many different color families to color their canes.  See if you can find: warm/cool, complementary, primary, secondary, rainbow, and of course…their own favorite color combinations!

Fourth grade Zentangle Trees.  Fourth graders practiced their zentangle skills as well as working with different media – a salt/watercolor wash and some tricky tape tearing for their trees.

Fifth grade radial art snowflakes.  Fifth grade artists explored radial art patterns while creating these colorful “designer snowflakes”.

Parents!  Many of these pieces can be found on our on-line art gallery ARTSONIA.  Here’s the LINK.

More for the Art Show!

Our annual HPS Student Art Show is coming up!  The show features over 700 works of art from grades K-12, including 100 masterpieces from Georgetown’s finest!

The show is held at the Hudsonville City Hall reception room and will run from April 20-28, 2015.  Georgetown artists will have a special reception from 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, April 23rd.

ART SHOW

 

Check out Georgetown’s latest selections for the art show below!

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Congratulations Artists!

 

Latest 2014 Art Show Selections

Congratulations, Georgetown artists – here are the most recent selections for our 2014 District Art Show.

Fourth Grade Owl Stuffies,  First Grade Monet’s Frog, Fifth Grade Dali Portraits, Second Grade Matisse Windows

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Follow this link for the 2014 Art Show Location and Dates!  2014 ART SHOW

Second Grade Artists Explore Matisse

Georgetown second grade artists have been exploring the work of French artist Henri Matisse.  They loved his beautiful painting of The Goldfish Bowl, and were excited to create a similar piece using Matisse’s cut paper collage style.

Matisse – The Goldfish Bowl

Beginning the collage background

Adding goldfish to painted fishbowls

   

Completed pieces – bright and beautiful.  Parents – your child’s Matisse collage can also be found on Georgetown’s Artsonia gallery!  Visit our Artsonia Gallery here.

Special thanks to the blog, Wilder Paint Splatters for the Matisse inspiration!

Matisse and the Eye Path

Third grade artists have been learning about Henri Matisse this week.  They discovered that Matisse “drew with his scissors” as he made his cut paper collages.  They were intrigued to learn about the way Matisse created an eye-path for the viewer to follow in his “Beasts of the Sea” collage – and now we are looking for an artist eye-path in every work of art that we see!

Today 3rd grade began “drawing with scissors” to create their own cut-paper collages – a Matisse inspired figure with a border filled with organic shapes – and of course, an eye path!

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