What’s New in the Art Room

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 [...]

Continue Reading Add comment September 29, 2013

Winter Landscapes

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 [...]

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Winter Penguins

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 [...]

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Winter Trees

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 [...]

Continue Reading 4 comments November 16, 2012

Kindergarten Dots

Kindergarten Dot

Kindergarten artists had fun creating their own dots with watercolor after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  

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Lemon Juice Froggies

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 [...]

Continue Reading 2 comments June 6, 2012

The Blob Project

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 [...]

Continue Reading 4 comments May 20, 2012

Cutest. Ladybug. Project. Ever.

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 [...]

Continue Reading 3 comments February 29, 2012

Winter Pine Trees

Mr. VandenBerg’s Third Graders are finishing up a watercolor project.  They created a beautiful background for their trees by brushing cool colors on a 9×12 sheet of watercolor paper and sprinkling the wet paper with salt.  When they rubbed the dry salt away during the next class, it was amazing to see the different textures [...]

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Kindergarten Pattern Flowers

My kinders had fun experimenting with pattern this week.  They cut out a large circle with a dot pre-printed in the center….then practiced painting “top, bottom, side, side” to create a beautiful pattern.  The art room was very quiet as they all whispered “top, bottom, side, side” while they painted!  While the flowers dried, they [...]

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