This year we started a new Hudsonville High School Hall of Fame. Each year we will be selected 3-4 artists to be professionally displayed outside the Freshman Campus Auditorium. These are art students who exhibit leadership in the art classroom and unique command of skills and techniques with various materials and media over their four year tenure. A piece of their art work will be permanentlydisplayed along with their name and graduating year. Below are some of the art pieces you can come see displayed at our Freshman Campus. Who knows.... maybe you or your student will be our next hall of fame inductee.
Before students jump into the world of photoshop and photography, I have my students take a day to go outside and explore their cameras. The fist setting that I introduce them to is the macro setting. Another word for macro is close-up. Students were required to take a variety of macro shots. They then used these photos to help them learn some of the basic skills in photoshop. Students had to work with adjusting the levels to work with contrast, changing a photo to black and white, cropping a photo, and also taking a photograph, selecting one area of it and making part of it color and the other part black and white. Here are a few examples of what the students were able to do this trimester.
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!
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.
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
- Tie overhand knots
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.