Georgetown Parent Club – Feelin’ The Love

An extra loud shout-out to…Georgetown Parent Club!  HUGE thanks for supporting one of my favorite projects at Georgetown Elementary – our collection of student artwork that is displayed throughout our building.  Each year our parent club provides funds to professionally frame student art pieces; we now have over 70 works of art hanging in our hallways for students and visitors to enjoy.  Here are a few of our latest additions.

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THANKS Georgetown PTC – we love ya!

Where’s All The Art?!

Parents – are you wondering where we are hiding all your kiddos art?  And when we’ll be sending it home? Well…we have it safely stowed away in the art room.


Instead of picking up artwork during conferences this coming week, we will neatly bag it up and have it available for pick up in mid-May.  We will notify you of the pick up date in May!

In the meantime, you can check out our projects right here on our Art Blog. Can’t wait to see your student’s artwork?  Visit our Artsonia Kids Art Museum – we have over 2,800 student art pieces uploaded already this year!

Visit (here’s the LINK) .  Contact me ( if you need your child’s Artsonia key code access.

Looking For A Special Holiday Gift?

Check out our student artwork on Artsonia, our on-line art gallery!  We are busy uploading winter and holiday themed student artwork – perfect for a special holiday gift!  Your child’s  artwork can be printed on a variety of items – from mugs to holiday cards.  And…20% of your purchase goes directly to our Georgetown Art Department.

Here’s Sara14000’s poinsettia piece – visit our gallery for more gift ideas!


Georgetown is Looking Spiffy!

Our floors are shined up and teachers have been busy getting their classrooms ready for a new school year.  I’m excited to tell you that we also have nine NEW pieces of student artwork that have been added to our permanent collection!  Our wonderful Mr. Rob has installed the pieces throughout our building – take a few minutes when you are visiting Georgetown and see if you can locate them!

Hint:  one of the largest pieces we’ve ever had framed, by Cotey S., is hanging in the cafeteria – you will be amazed at Cotey’s skill in creating a work of art in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.  (See more about our Georgia Project here.)

IMG_3833 Cotey’s O’Keeffe piece

O'KeeffeO’Keeffe “Ram’s Head”

Here are the rest of the newly framed pieces (sorry about the glare from the lighting – when you see the pieces in person, I promise they look FAB.)

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HUGE thanks to our amazing Georgetown PTC for funding our Permanent Collection at Georgetown – your support is truly appreciated!


Traveling Art

Last week we had the privilege of sending another Georgetown work of art to our friends from our Sister School in Raey Guang, Taiwan.

This is our third piece of artwork that has traveled to Taiwan – we hope our friends enjoy this Still Life that was created by 5th Grader Matthew.  Matthew shared that the best part about his “Still Life With Zentangles” was that after learning how to draw zentangles, he created his own zentangle designs to add to his piece.

Congratulations, Matthew!


More of these Zentangle Still Life pieces can be found in our Artsonia Student Gallery!

2011 Art Show Selections

Finally….selections for our 2011 Student Art Show are up on the Art Room WALL OF FAME!  Congratulations to students who have created these wonderful masterpieces.  Your artwork will be on display in the art room through January, so bring your family in for a sneak peek!

Our 2011 Student Art show will be held April 25 though 28, 2011 with artist receptions each evening – stay tuned for more information to follow.  For now…enjoy these art show selections.Wall of Fame

Clay Trees Clay Trees Holiday Elmo Snowflake Munch Scream Scarecrow Holiday Elmo Big Slug Snowflake Blue Dog Green Dog Dali's Elephant Blue Dog Yellow Dog Dancing Figures Two Blackbirds Four Figures Mr. Grinch Crazy Cactus Three Cardinals Four Blackbirds

Art In The Park

Here’s a look at the work of our Hudsonville student artists who were featured at today’s Art In The Park in Hudsonville!  It was great to see our student’s work on display along with the work of photographers, painters, jewelry and clay artists.

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Turtles and Tea Cups!

Kindergarten and First Grade artists recently finished their clay projects in the art room. Our kinders learned how to make a pinch pot, (roll a ball and stick your thumb in and pinch the edges!) and then created teacups and saucers using their newly learned pinch pot technique.  Afterwards we read “Miss Spider’s Tea Party” to celebrate our tea cup expertise!  

First Graders created clay turtles using a “pinch and pull” technique.  After making a smooth clay oval, they pinched and pulled the clay to create a head, tail, and legs. Texture was added to the turtle shell by pressing it with a bottle cap.

     Our young artists will be bringing their clay masterpieces home soon!