After learning about the life and art of Henri Rousseau, 2nd graders at Georgetown created these ferocious tigers in the style of Rousseau. They learned that Rousseau liked to paint jungle scenes with wild animals even though he had never been to the jungle or had ever seen a wild animal. First the artists drew [...]
Georgetown’s Fourth Graders created these colorful Aztec Sun images while learning about the culture of Mexico and Central America. After drawing their images on paper, they traced onto coffee filters and painted with watercolors. Their smiling suns really brighten our cafeteria!
We are busy starting new projects….and finishing up some pieces for display in our hallways. First grade artists continued exploring pattern and got to do a little painting as they created these fun pattern fish. They found out that a fish is pretty easy to draw, too! Third grade artists learned about two important American [...]
Ask a third grade Georgetown artist about landscapes….I’ll bet they can tell you all about how to create a beautiful landscape! They may tell you about the foreground, middle ground, and horizon line…or about using warm and cool colors to emphasize different parts of the picture, and maybe even how to choose the right [...]
After reading Penguins by Liz Pichon, Kindergarten artists created their own penguins with crayons and watercolor. In the story the penguins in the zoo find a camera and use it to take pictures of themselves. The camera gets returned to the owner and has many pictures of penguins on it. The students created pictures of their [...]
Fourth grade artists have just finished these beautiful winter tree landscapes. They used bits of masking tape to create their white trees, then painted some deep blue watercolor paint over the top, adding a sprinkle of salt for texture. The really fun part? Rubbing off the salt and gently peeling the tape away to reveal [...]
Kindergarten artists had fun creating their own dots with watercolor after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.
Third graders recently completed these sweet little watercolor frogs – perfect to celebrate the spring frogs that are peeping outside the art room door! Their watercolor froggies were painted on a background that was brushed with blue watercolor and dabbed with paper towel for some nice texture. Dots were added to the frogs with lemon [...]
Georgetown’s 5th grade artists are completing this beautiful project – and I’m liking it! As the school year winds down, I look for ways to use up opened materials and odd-shaped leftover paper, AND ways to keep my antsy summer-break-ready students engaged. The Blob Project worked beautifully! First we used up some old watercolors, creating [...]
My first grade artists are finishing up this fun ladybug multi-media project. We did it all…drew, painted, cut paper, glued…and read some great ladybug stories, including the classic The Very Grouchy Ladybug. I was amazed at the cool facts we learned about ladybugs along the way – here are some of the things my first [...]