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.
Check out Georgetown’s latest selections for the art show below!
First Grade artists have been exploring the abstract work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. They learned that Picasso worked in a style called Cubism. After looking at lots of cubist art pieces, our smart first graders decided that cubism is when an artist uses lots of shapes and shows details from different views in the same picture – like their practice drawings here:
Next they discovered that when Picasso was sad, he used lots of blue paint during his “Blue Period”. Picasso’s work changed when he became happier and he used more oranges and pinks during his “Rose Period”.
They chose their own blue or rose color period to create their Picasso portrait collages. See more of our awesome Picassos at our Artsonia on-line gallery!
I can tell two facts about Pablo Picasso; I can explain cubism; I can create a portrait in the cubist style of Pablo Picasso
Georgetown’s second grade artists finished up this final project before Christmas break. My smart second graders impressed me by recalling concepts that we learned as first graders – warm and cool colors, cubism, and even the famous artist, Pablo Picasso. And since they were learning how to use rulers in their classroom, second graders had some good tips to share about holding their rulers down as they drew their lines to divide up their Picasso Trees.
Thanks to the “Kids Artists Blog” for this project idea, my kids enjoyed it!
First Grade artists have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism. We found many shapes and colors in Picasso’s “Three Musicians” painting – and everyone enjoyed finding the dog hidden with the musicians!
Three Musicans by Pablo Picasso
We created our own versions of the Three Musicians, adding texture to our background and lots of colorful shapes.
First graders have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism this week. They’ve had great fun talking about Picasso’s portraits that show many views of the face at the same time.
We created our own Picasso portraits, and included a review of warm, cool, and neutral colors as we painted our portraits.
The final step was to go over all of our lines with black oil pastel so our shapes would pop out. This turned out to be the most difficult step – those lines kept hiding, and Mrs. Brouwer kept sending everyone back to find one more line!