Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The HPS Art Student ARTPRIZE entry is installed and open for voting!  Please take a few minutes to visit our entry, "You Be You" and VOTE for our students!

Website -
Vote code - 66018

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shhh... We've Been Keeping a Big Secret.....

It is time to let you know what the HPS Art Teachers have been up to!  Drum roll please….every single Hudsonville art student will have an art piece on display in this fall’s ARTPRIZE NINE.  You heard it right – our students will have group project entered in ArtPrize, the international art competition that takes place in downtown Grand Rapids every fall.  This year’s ArtPrize runs from September 20 – October 8.  Read more about ArtPrize here.
So, what are we going to enter?  Our project is the brainchild of two of our amazing art teachers, Maggie Bandstra (Alward Elementary) and Celine Nienhouse (South Elementary).  Inspired by a project and book titled “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, Maggie and Celine will have us all painting ROCKS!
We are really excited to tell you that Maggie and Celine have secured an AMAZING venue for our youth project – the Devos Place Convention Center!
Follow these links for our ArtPrize “You Be You” entry and for more information on the Devos Center: You Be You   Devos Convention Center

Get ready to vote for our ArtPrize entry – number 66018!
The HPS Art teachers are really looking forward to this upcoming project. HUGE thanks to Maggie and Celine for getting over 6,000 rocks donated and delivered, and for securing one of the best ArtPrize venues available for our display.  Special thanks to author Linda Kranz for generously approving our project, and to Jessica Moyes at Sharon Elementary for the project inspiration.
We’ll keep you posted as the project continues!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Date Is Set!

The date is set for our 2018 District Art Show!  Hudsonville’s Student Art Show includes fabulous student masterpieces from grades PK through 12.
2018 District Art Show
4/23/18 through 5/01/18
Hudsonville City Hall, Lower Level
Open Daily 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Evening Artist Receptions 5:30-7:30 PM 
Here's a final look at our April 2017 District Art Show - Enjoy!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Forest Grove and Bauer Elementary: Rotational Symmetry Weaving

Third graders love this project! This is one that I will certainly do for a number of years! This idea has been floating around the internet for years and I finally tried it last year! We talk about the difference between bilateral and rotational symmetry.

The first day and we paint our plates using rotational symmetry... 

Next comes the weaving...

Learning Goals: I can...
- Tell the difference between rotational and bilateral symmetry
- Use rotational symmetry
- Weave
- Tie overhand knots

Sunday, April 16, 2017


The 17th Annual HPS Student Art Show is finally here!  We invite you stop by the Hudsonville City Hall to view some of the most amazing work created by our student artists.  The show runs from April 17- 26 and is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM with special artist receptions from 5:30-7:30 each evening.

Here's a sneak peek....see you soon!

2017 HPS District Art Show

Monday, March 27, 2017

Middle School: Monster Pots

6th Grade Students have been hard at work creating Monster Pots.  Each student explored, planned and is building a different monster... Here are some shots of some in progress and some nearly finished. Be sure to check back on the Middle School pages to see the finished creatures!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Forest Grove and Bauer Elementary: The Scream

The Scream

Fourth grade used the program "Acorn" to create their own versions of "The Scream," by Edvard Munch!

Acorn is a simplified (and somewhat glitchy) version of Photoshop. It is great to use with older elementary students because it is so close to Photoshop.

Learning Goals: I can...
- Create a file in Acorn that is US Letter sized
- Use Google Drive to download "The Scream" from a shared folder
- Use Preview to open "The Scream" and to pick colors from the original artwork "The Scream"
- Use Acorn tools and modify size and opacity: Paint brush, bucket, smudge, eraser, eyedropper
- Use Photo Booth to take a picture and insert it into Acorn
- Use layers and change visibility
- Convert Acorn file to JPEG
- Drop JPEG into a shared google folder to submit it.