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

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

4th and 5th Grade Op Art

It's great to be back. The day really flies by when working with the 
kids in art. The first and last project of the day has been a fun one with 4th and 5th grade learning about optical illusions and tricking the eye with the use of depth perception, pattern, lines, and pushing value with their shading. 

As the 5th and 4th graders are finishing up their Op art project they are really getting into it! They are having a fun time posing for a photo that they will use to complete their optical illusion. They have really been taking pride in their work as they finish their art projects. I can't wait to see all the pieces come together!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fifth Grade Snazzy Snowflakes

I am soooo in love with these snowflakes created by Georgetown’s 5th grade artists.  This began as a quick project to fill in between some longer projects that we were finishing up.  Little did I know how beautiful they would all turn out. Every single one is amazing!
It all began with these giant stencils...what to do with them?

Add markers – and a whole lot of 5th grade creativity – and WOW.

Our 5th grade boys are cool dudes…but not too cool to create some amazing snowflakes.

Did I already say how much I love these snowflakes?  I do.  I really do!  Nice job, 5th graders – you are incredible artists!

See more of Georgetown's snazzy snowflakes at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery HERE.
Project Goals: 
I can identify color schemes (warm/cool, complementary, rainbow, analogous)   
I can use mindful marker techniques to create a unique snowflake design