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.
Clay idol from the Chancay culture.
They began with “thumbnail” sketches in their sketchbooks.
Creating the background – a bit of recycle art with cardboard and some awesome texture made from a donation of window shade samples.
Creating and painting the Chancay figures using Model Magic. Students recalled our earlier color unit and talked about Earth tones and neutral colors.
Finished pieces. Aren’t they wonderful?
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!
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!
glazing our nests
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.
We colored the model magic by dabbing it with blue markers, then mixing it until we got just the right shade of blue.
Forming a bird
waiting for eyes and beak to be painted
eggs in nest – cute even without the bird!
Today I had the pleasure of sitting in a cushy chair and watching someone else work! I visited my mentee, Mrs. Nienhouse, at South Elementary and enjoyed seeing her work some art magic with her students. We had a fun morning, and I was impressed with Mrs. Nienhouse’s planned projects AND her fabulous students. Here’s a look at some of the things they are working on – couldn’t resist showing them off!
model magic turtle
pinch pot – painting with complementary colors
Here are some completed projects from the hallway displays.
beautiful birch trees!
Cities with Van Gogh sky
Nice work, Mrs. Nienhouse! Thanks for letting me visit today.