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Almost forgot about these little beauties!  First grade artists explored PATTERN as they created these sweet pattern owls.

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Second graders reviewed primary and secondary colors and fine tuned their color mixing skills as they mixed green, purple, orange, and brown to create gorgeous ears of fall Indian corn.

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See more of these projects at our on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA.

Hoooot! Kindergarten Owls

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Georgetown Kindergarten Artists were busy in the art room painting white owls after reading the story, The Little White Owl by Jane Chapman. Cool paint colors were chosen for the background and the artists worked on their outlining skills to make their owls stand out on the page. (This lesson was inspired by a lesson on Deep Space Sparkle Blog)

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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

Hoot! Hoot! Fourth Grade Owl Stuffies

There is a reason you haven’t heard much from our fourth grade artists lately….they have been busy sewing up their fantastic owl stuffies!  Fourth graders learned that American artist Faith Ringgold not only created her famous “story quilts”, but she also sewed neat little soft sculpture dolls.  Her dolls were the inspiration for our fun owl stuffies.

This project had many steps.  Fourth graders began by tracing and cutting the basic owl shape from a template, learned how to sew a simple whipstitch, added beans and stuffing to fill their owls….and finished by glueing fun felt details to their owls.  The final step was giving their owl a name and writing a sentence to introduce their owls.

Our owl stuffies are on display in the Georgetown Library and the rotunda showcases.  Check them out…you will be AMAZED!  You can also see all of their creations at our Artsonia on-line art gallery…be sure to read about their owls in the Artist Comments section!

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Snowflake Owls

Second grade artists had a blast cutting the “perfect” snowflake for their paper collage owls.  They learned how to do a special “snowflake fold” and tried out some new scissor cutting techniques for making spectacular snowflakes.  Aren’t these owls a hoooot!

     

Like ’em?  See lots more on our ARTSONIA Museum site!

The T.P. Tube Experiment

What to do with a big bag of t.p. tubes….turn ’em into owls, of course!  I was inspired by the many projects floating around Pinterest and on other art teacher blogs that use t.p. tubes, so my 4th graders and I began an experiment in problem solving to create our owls.

We smooshed the t.p. tube top down and taped it with colored tape to create the head.  Next we wrapped yarn around the base for color, added cardboard wings, feathers, and a nice beak.  We used some little condiment cups from my stash of donated supplies for the eyes,  and finished our birds with big google eyes.

Our final step was to tell our viewers about our owl friends.  My fourth grade artists named their owls and wrote creative little stories about their owls.  Sweet!

owls in progress!

box of owls ready to be put on display in our library.