Thursday, October 27, 2016

Third Grade Folk Art Trees


Third Grade artists at Park elementary have been really getting into their paintings this fall. They learned about the Artist Heather Galler and are in the process of painting their own folk art style tree.


They noticed one of her trees were mostly warm colors and made connections with the great autumn colors were are seeing in Michigan right now. They also saw flowers painted in her trees which we all love seeing flower blossoms on our trees in the spring as well.




They are really free to explore painting with different tools and making different kinds of marks and designs.






The various tools of choice include cotton swabs, sticks, paint brushes, and fingers! They they are learning many different techniques and are free to express themselves within their tree's patterns and designs along with the other things they chose to add in their landscape. Some students painted a home, barn, church, bird or dog. Folk artists paint things that they are familiar with and tell more about the artist.








 Folk artists may have some art background as our students do from our art special but have not been formally trained beyond grade school. We have some pretty impressive folk artists at Park Elementary and they really take great pride in their work!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kindergarten Texture Spiders

Kindergarteners know lots of cool things about spiders!  We talked about spiders that jump, what spiders eat for lunch (flies, of course), and counted how many legs a spider has.  We read Eric Carle’s “The Very Busy Spider” and made some awesome fuzzy spiders.
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Kindergarten artists learned about the art element of texture as they created their spooky spiders.  After they were given their fabric spider bodies, Kinders used their weekly vocabulary word describe to tell each other the texture they could feel on their spider bodies.  They were excited to think up new “feels like” words including fuzzy, soft, furry, squishy, and even the scratchy texture on the underside of their fabric.
Kinders followed many directions to cut spider eyes and fangs, and loved folding and rolling paper to make fancy spider legs.  They made sure they were not “glue monsters” as they glued their spider parts using “just a dot, not a lot”.



   
I CAN: describe texture, use scissors correctly, use careful glueing skills
Special thanks to Tina for the fabulously furry spider idea!
See more Kindergarten Texture Spiders on our ARTSONIA website!
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Festival of the Arts: Festival Youth Art Show



Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts
June 3-5, 2016

If you are looking for some family fun, check out the Grand Rapids Festival of the arts! While you are enjoying the festivities, be sure to explore the Grand Rapids Art Museum's “Festival Youth Art Show.”  Hudsonville Public Schools has artwork by students in grades K-12 in the show.  After stopping to see the youth art, you can enjoy the arts on the streets of Grand Rapids. Please visit www.festivalgr.org for more information about the art, music, events and food! 

Hours for youth art at the GRAM during the festival:
Friday, June 3, 12-7pm
Saturday, June 4, 12-7pm
Sunday, June 5, 12-3pm








Thursday, April 21, 2016

The last project of Trimester 2 for 6th grade classes was to use the art skills learned up to this point to draw a self-portrait.  Using a photograph, students worked hard to get their lines and forms to accurately draw themselves, and used color and value to add dimension.



Now check these final pieces out... Can you guess who?

















Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!

The Annual HPS District Art Show is just around the corner - don't miss it!


Here's a peek at our 2015 District Art Show - 
hope to see you all again this year!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Zentangle Non-Objective Project- High School Art 1



To introduce Art 1 students to the art elements of line and shape, along with the terms of geometric and organic, they create their first major project by drawing a non-objective zentangle piece. This project is also focused on creating a composition that is balanced, shows contrast, and has a specific emphasis. Non-Objective is defined as the depiction of no recognizable or identifiable objects; however, the final product may be based on real object.