Second grade artists have been studying the work of American artist Faith Ringgold. They were intrigued by her famous Story Quilts and enjoyed reading the story and words that surround her quilts. Second graders learned how to weave paper to create their “quilt” and added stories about themselves to finish the piece. They created a [...]
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!
What’s a Koru? Ask a Georgetown second grade artist! They will explain that a Koru is a New Zealand Maori word that means “loop”. A koru looks like a fern frond or a spiral, and to the New Zealand Maori people the koru represents life, growth, strength, and peace. Second grade artists drew these beautiful [...]
Congratulations, Georgetown Artists! Here are the latest selections for our 2013 HPS Student Art Show. Thanks to our wonderful kindergarten art teacher, Mrs. Persch, for getting these masterpieces ready for the art show!
Second grade artists began their study of the culture of Australia and New Zealand by learning about some of the unique animals found in Australia. We read two of my favorite books by Sheena Knowles, Edward the Emu and Edwina The Emu. Second graders were also intrigued to see Mrs. Brouwer’s real emu egg! We were so inspired by [...]
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 [...]
Just in time for Thanksgiving….second grade artists have been reviewing line and pattern as they created these funky turkeys. Gobble gobble!
Ooh La La, don’t you love these sunflowers created by my talented second graders? We’ve been looking at the sunflowers painted by Vincent VanGogh and reading the cute story by ~ Laurence Anholt, Camille and the Sunflowers. Our beautiful sunflowers were drawn with large permanent markers and colored with water soluble oil pastels. The black tempera [...]
Pumpkins have grown legs and spiders have built creative webs. ’Nuff said.
Second grade artists have been learning about Henri Matisse and his beautiful cut paper collages. They created their own cut paper collage in the style of his “Beasts of the Sea” piece. They quickly became experts at cutting spirals and finding the beauty in their positive and negative cut shapes. Matisse – Beasts of [...]