Thursday, October 27, 2016
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
Monday, May 9, 2016
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.