Fifth Graders Explore…Hundertwasser

Fifth grade artists have been exploring the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser – an artist we call the Spiral Guy.  They were intrigued to learn that he never wore matching socks (too boring!) and that he designed toilets and bathrooms (fun discussions for 5th graders!).

Hundertwasser and his spiral art.

Fifth graders began by painting a background and adding texture.

They were then challenged to strike a dramatic or creative pose to add to their spiral flower landscape.  As everyone created their landscapes, I took photos of their fun poses…and our fabulous fifth graders worked themselves into their Hundertwasser landscapes.

You might say that they really got INTO their work!

Big thanks to Suffield Elementary Art Blog and Deep Space Sparkle for this project inspiration – Georgetown kiddos loved it!

 

 

 

 

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

Split Face Portraits

Fourth Grade artists are finishing up their “Split Face Portrait” project this week.  We looked at the work of American Artist Mary Cassatt, who painted many portraits of her young nieces and nephew.  Of course then we HAD to draw our own portraits!

Cassatt’s “Mother and Child”

There was a little groaning in the art room at the thought of trying to draw our portraits…until I started snapping photos and introducing the split face idea.  Students drew one side of their face only, using the photograph on the other side of the paper for reference.  The results…very cool!

 

           

Third Grade Oba Paintings

My third graders finished up a very cool project this week that tied into their recent weaving project. We read a Nigerian folk tale called “Why the Sky is Far Away” and created portraits of the king in the folk tale, the Great Oba.

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Here are the beautiful results – each one is stunning!

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Kindergarten Magnificent Me Portraits

Kindergarten artists enjoyed creating their own “Magnificent Me” portraits after enjoying The One, The Only Magnificent Me by Dan Haseltine.

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We drew really, really big ovals with black crayons and then added lots of fun Magnificent Me details – spouting horns, wings, and feathery feathers.  Then we (gasp!) painted in our very first art class!  What great fun for my first-timers in the art room.  Check out their beautiful results.

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