Eeek! Georgetown’s art room has been invaded by some very hungry caterpillars! Kindergarten artists learned about the artwork made by author and illustrator Eric Carle and created their own Very Hungry Caterpillars.
Georgetown artists wrapped up the school year with some pretty cool projects inspired by our study of African art and culture. Before the summer slides away….here are a few of our favorites.
Fifth Grade African animal drawings on indigo dyed backgrounds with chalk Andikra symbols. Fifth graders got to select any African animal they wanted to draw, so this project was a hit!
Second grade tropical birds – plus a color and pattern review.
First grade printed and colored Kente Cloth with some toothy crocodiles lounging on top.
Fourth grade model magic African amulets painted with metallic paint.
Third grade jazzy African zebras with printed borders.
Kindergarten African zebras. Color, pattern, and cuteness – these fun zebras have it all!
Kindergarten artists worked with Model Magic to create these wonderful snails. The artists had so much fun coloring their white model magic with markers before creating their snails. Students learned how to knead the marker color into their clay to create bright colors. They also worked on rolling the clay into a ball and creating a coil to make the shell of the snail.
The snails looked beautiful displayed in the glass cases at school. Great job Kindergarten artists!
Fifth Grade artists learned about the ancient kingdom of Chancay, a Pre-Columbian civilization located along the coast of Peru. Our artists created model magic figurines that were inspired by the ceramics made by the Chancay people.
Michigan Visual Arts Standards:
Compare and contrast works of art as belonging to
particular cultures, times, and places.
Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts
interrelate in making and studying works of art.
Final Georgetown Art Show Selections! Congrats, artists!
Find more information about our 2014 Art Show here: Hudsonville Art Program
Georgetown’s first grade artists recently finished these cute froggies after learning about the work of Claude Monet. They were inspired by Geraldine Eischner’s book, “Where is the Frog?” and enjoyed looking for Antoinette the frog hiding in Monet’s famous water lily paintings.
First graders created a watery “Monet style” background, then cut out their frog drawings and glued them to their beautiful backgrounds. The final step was adding a gorgeous water lily flower – created from model magic with a fancy bead in the center.
Special thanks to Mrs. Seitz over at Forest Grove’s “Art With Mrs. Seitz” for this project inspiration!
First grade artists have been learning about the Impressionist work of Claude Monet. As they examined Monet’s Japanese Bridge painting, they all wondered….where are the frogs on the lily pads?!
So…we created lily pads, blending our colors so it looked like the sun was shining on them, just like Monet might do. They added little tissue paper flowers, and finished with these too-cute-for-words frogs.
Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge”
Making just the right shade of “froggy green”.
Thanks to Pam over at Panther’s Palette for this project inspiration, my 1st graders loved it!
There isn’t any snow for us to go outside and build a snowman, so why not build a snowman in the art room? That is exactly what the Kindergarten artists did! Students had a fun class exploring with model magic to create their snowmen. They turned out so cute, and now they can say they built a snowman this winter!
I am in love with my sweet first grade artists! We began our first big art project by exploring lots of media – markers, crayons, watercolor, ink pens, and Model Magic. They enjoyed reading books about farm animals and learning about the critters on my farm – and their “Pig in a Puddle” pieces are spectacular.
Thanks to my art pals over at Jamestown Elementary for this project inspiration!
My third grade artists always learn coil pot building for their clay project. This year I switched it up a bit, and the coil pots became bird nests. We squeezed “twigs” through garlic presses to finish the tops of our pots – this was a big hit with my third graders!
Bird Nests fresh from the kiln.
Of course, what’s a nest without a bird and some eggs? So we created some sweet little birds from Model Magic to live in our nests.