New from our Fourth Graders – Still Life With Zentangles

Fourth grade artists are wrapping up their first big project – a still life drawing with a zentangle background.  After viewing the still life paintings of Cezanne, Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s “Still Life with Crystal Bowl” became our inspiration piece.


Fourth graders carefully drew their vases and colored them with crayons. They added bright fruits, coloring them with markers and remembering to add the special highlight on the fruit to give it a modern, almost cartoonish look.

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Their still life drawings were completed with Zentangle line drawings.  After practicing different Zentangles in their sketchbooks, they added their favorites to the background and foreground of their pieces.

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See more 4th grade still life drawings at our Artsonia gallery!

Georgia O’Keeffe Meets the Zentangle

Georgetown’s 5th grade artists are working on a stunning project that I just can’t wait to display in the hallways!  We’ve been learning about the art of Georgia O’Keeffe and examining her beautiful large flower paintings.  We learned that O’Keeffe wanted people to really, really stop and look at her flower paintings, so she made the paintings large to draw their eyes in to the piece.  The zentangle flower in our 5th grade project does the same – we can’t stop looking at these beautiful flowers!  A lesson in mixing tints and creating value completed these zentangle flower pieces.

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Big thanks to Arteoscuola for this FABULOUS project – we loved it!


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!