As the school year winds down, we are recognizing and celebrating the work of a few more Georgetown artists.
Kiara’s “Winter Trees” art piece will be featured in 2015 during School Board Recognition month. Her work will be displayed in the board meeting room and enjoyed by our school board members. Congrats, Kiara!
Two Georgetown masterpieces will also be on loan for the upcoming school year for display at our Administration Building. Congratulations to Siri and Zach – your artwork is framed and looks fabulous over at the Admin building!
Great job, Georgetown artists!
Second and third grade artists were excited to learn how to draw our school mascot, the Hudsonville Eagle. Go Eagles!
Third grade artists began their study of the culture of Australia and New Zealand by learning about a traditional Aboriginal ceremony. The Aboriginal people show respect for another’s language, country, and ancestors by performing a special smoking ceremony. Fragrant eucalyptus leaves are burned in a special bowl, called a coolamon. The smoldering leaves are used to cleanse the air while participating in the ritual.
After reading Why I Love Australia by Australian illustrator and artist Bronwyn Bancroft, my students were inspired to create their own interpretation of the smoking ceremony, complete with the special coolamon bowl. Third grade artists also noticed the use of painted dots in Bancroft’s art, and they spent two class periods just making beautiful dots with the handle end of their paintbrushes.
Here are some of our Aboriginal inspired pieces – more can be found on our Artsonia on-line art gallery.
And a final collage – couldn’t resist!