What to do with six back-to-back 25 minute art classes? Grades K-5 created these awesome pattern drawings during our September early release half-day. It turned out to be a relaxing morning of art making…my kiddos came in, sat down, and just added patterns and colors to large drawings of leaves, pumpkins, and other designs. They were free to wander from table to table, choosing the drawings that they wanted to work on…kind of like adding color to giant coloring book pages! As one of my kinders said: “This is fun, Mrs. B, we should do this every day in art!”.
Here’s a little video of our morning in the art room.
Third Grade artists have been working on a colorful architecture project in the style of American folk artist Heather Galler. They learned that Galler is inspired by the things she loves, including animals, flowers, and houses. After examining Galler’s house paintings from the New Orleans French Quarter and noticing the many details on these beautiful homes, they created their own “double gallery” New Orleans houses.
New Orleans House by Galler
Georgetown Galler inspired houses – aren’t they fabulous?
See more of our 3rd Grade Galler Houses at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
I CAN: tell a friend three facts about New York folk artist Heather Galler; create an architectural house drawing in the style of Galler; Use color, line, shape, and pattern in my work.
Fifth Grade artists learned about metal repousse, the ancient art of embossing or pressing shapes into metal.
Embossing the metal foil
After embossing their designs, they wiped India Ink on the surface to bring out the textures and patterns.
applying India Ink
applying India Ink
They finished their piece by extending their patterns from the foil onto black paper.
Some students preferred the shiny surface instead of their india ink side…they chose which side to display.
Thanks to the March 1999 Arts And Activities magazine for this project idea.
Georgetown Fourth Grade Artists recently completed these beautiful Snow Angels. As they created their colorful angels, fourth graders focused on three art principles: pattern, emphasis, and balance. More student pieces from this project can also be found in our on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA.
Just in time for Thanksgiving….second grade artists have been reviewing line and pattern as they created these funky turkeys. Gobble gobble!
Gotta love these pattern owls created by my awesome first grade artists! Aren’t they a hoot?
drawing…and finished painted pieces. Awww.
See more owls – visit Georgetown’s art gallery on ARTSONIA!
Third grade artists have begun their study of Middle Eastern Art, our Cultural Focus for this school year. We began by comparing and contrasting Middle Eastern architecture with buildings that we are familiar with here in Michigan. Everyone was fascinated by the domes and arched doors of the Middle Eastern mosques, and could hardly wait to begin their own drawings, especially the fantastic “onion domes” that look like Hershey kisses.
Since I really wanted the beautiful drawings to stand out, we added our color to the background – with great results!
This project was inspired by “Fireworks” on Kajakas’ Photostream via Flickr. See it here.
One more fun collage with circle close ups.
What could be better on a cold snowy day than a cup of hot chocolate? My talented Fifth Grade artists drew beautiful cups of steaming hot chocolate, concentrating on pattern and color as they created their designs.
And the really fun part of this project….Mrs. Brouwer stirring up cups of hot chocolate for everyone to sip on as they worked. We were using scented markers, but the hot chocolate wafting through the room smelled WAY better!
This project was inspired by Heather Galler on Etsy.
First grade artists are creating stacks of patterned presents this week. Oh the excitement of making a big pile of presents for yourself!