More for the Art Show!

Our annual HPS Student Art Show is coming up!  The show features over 700 works of art from grades K-12, including 100 masterpieces from Georgetown’s finest!

The show is held at the Hudsonville City Hall reception room and will run from April 20-28, 2015.  Georgetown artists will have a special reception from 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, April 23rd.



Check out Georgetown’s latest selections for the art show below!

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Congratulations Artists!


Throwin’ A Little Paint!

Well, not really throwing the paint.  Third graders have been exploring the action paintings of “Action Jackson” Pollock.  They re-created his splatter style of painting using yarn dipped in paint.

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This is one of the few projects that I repeat every year – the students are so excited to create this way, and I never get tired of seeing the results!  Here’s one we did a couple of years ago: Action Jackson Portraits

This year we had some fun with our string prints by weaving the paintings after they were dry, and adding a string printed heart.


We discovered that it was easier to weave on the non-painted side of our work – easier to see our weaving pattern!

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Learning Goals:

I can tell two facts about artist Jackson Pollock; I can identify non-objective art; I can create a quality finished art work using printing and weaving techniques.



Second Grade Story Quilts

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.

Ringgold - "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles"

Ringgold – “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles”

Second graders learned how to weave paper to create their “quilt” and added stories about themselves to finish the piece.  They created a giant cover to hold their weavings, and took them home – just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Ringgold - Story Quilt

Ringgold – Story Quilt

Ringgold - Story Quilt

Ringgold – Story Quilt

Art Room “Favorite Days” Are Here

We’ve been celebrating our “Favorite Days” in art this past week.   My students earn minutes toward a special art day where they get to choose some of their favorite art activities to explore.  This is also an opportunity for them to complete unfinished projects and pass back pieces that are ready to go home.  Here are some of the areas we’ve enjoyed exploring.

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modeling for each other and drawing!


Jenga – one of Mrs. B’s favorites!

computer time

cutting and pasting – crafty stuff!

drawing in sketchbooks

choice drawing time

Second Grade Weavers

My second grade artists have been looking at the story quilts created by Faith Ringgold.  They especially enjoyed seeing her “Sunflowers Quilting Bee at Arles” and finding another artist we’ve recently studied, Vincent Van Gogh!


We created “mini quilts” by weaving paper strips, decorating our “quilts” with patterns, and writing about ourselves and our work in the style of Faith Ringgold.  I learned that my second graders are AWESOME weavers!

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New Weaving Projects

My third and fourth graders have been exploring weaving this past week.  We used some unusual “looms” for our weaving; third graders wove around a paper plate, and fourth graders are experiencing weaving around a plastic cup as their loom.  Both grades are absolutely loving this new weaving technique – and many of my students are sneaking paper plates and plastic cups out of their cupboards at home so they can weave more – they are hooked!

Third Grade paper plate weaving

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Fourth Grade plastic cup weaving

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