October feature: “Artists of the Month.”

October’s artists feature a variety of fall paintings from unique points of view. The 6th grade students painted birch trees from a worms eye view and created amazing tree bark textures using acrylic paint and recycled gift cards. The plastic cards were used like a palette knife to scrape paint across the paper. Another 6th grade project featured here is the 2 point perspective drawings where students designed and drew their fantasy tree house. Each student chose a theme and used 2 point perspective to add depth to their drawings with a cube tree house. The 5th grade features an island style landscape where students used abstract shapes as tree tops and focused on layering colors to create the deep, rich colors we currently see in our own environments this fall. I am so proud of the work they are doing so far this year! Enjoy!

Birch Trees

Shavana- 6th grade

Shavana- 6th grade

Lily- 6th grade

Lily- 6th grade

Fantasy Treehouse Drawings.

Nathan- 6th grade

Nathan- 6th grade

Christopher- 6th grade

Christopher- 6th grade

Island of Trees

Hayley- 5th grade

Hayley- 5th grade

Charlotte-5th Grade

Charlotte-5th Grade

Birch Tree

Halle- Grade 6

Halle- Grade 6



Good morning GIS parents and students:

I’ve been busy choosing a few stand out artists and their artwork to display as “Artists Of The Month.” It is so hard to select a few as many of our students are painting beautiful and outstanding fall landscapes this year. Currently on display at Granville Intermediate School is Madelyn Hooker, Juniper George, Lily Brown, and Shavana Parker. Today, I will get a photo of them with their artworks for you to enjoy!

The changing seasons lend inspiration to the art room.

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With the changing seasons, art students of all grades will be using their brilliant colors and organic visual images for inspiration during their next painting units. Students will be observing, drawing, and painting various styles of trees, landscapes, and pumpkin patches that celebrate natures color palettes.

Success in the GIS Art Studio….

GIS Art students, old and new, have had a great week in the art studio. Students have been jumping right into their projects for the upcoming “ART TO REMEMBER” unit. You can click on the link below to see new and traditional products that are available. Don’t forget, it is so easy to order online with a few clicks of the mouse! Stay tuned for more updates about our talented artists!


Granville Art Studio: Kick off 2015!

Welcome to the GIS Art Studio! Our MLK district art show was a huge success as we had over 700 in attendance this year! 4th graders just finished up their color theory and cookie color wheels, 5th grade artists created birch tree landscapes, and 6th grade student finish up their Lyrics Value Project. Stay tuned for updates!


Caroline C. 6th Grade 50/50 MLK and ME mask.


Seb and Marni M., 5th graders, show off their MLK inspired stained glass.


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5th Grade Stained Glass artists: Alaina & Willow.  While 4th grader, Sydney, stands with her MLK inspired painting.

IMG_4528Mrs. Tucker and Colby, 4th grader, visit his “Inspired by the Dream” artwork.

IMG_4529 4th Grade student, Kyra,  created her “Dream” painting by making a glue resist and chalk pastel composition.

IMG_4530   Claire Garland and Ava Studer share their MLK masks at the district’s”Inspired by the Dream” art show.

IMG_4532   Lily B. and Ava M. share their time by serving at the MLK art show set-up and food drive. We are lucky to have such giving students.

MLK Day- A “day on” rather than a “day off”.

4th Grade Parents:

Mark Your Calendars:

Sunday, January 19,2014

Inspired By the Dream Art Show

Granville High School – Commons Area

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All Granville Exempted Village School’s 4th grade art students participating

When: Monday, January 20, 2014

Where: Granville High School – Commons Area

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Inspired By the Dream Art Show

This year we have an exciting new event to kick off the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. On Sunday, January 19, 2014 we will host the first Inspired By the Dream Art Show at Granville High School Commons Area, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. For intermediate school parents: Our 4th grade students have contributed to this art show and will have a piece of individual work on display as part of a whole piece which will represent the concept of celebrating Martin Luther King day as a “day on” rather than a “day off”. Please join us to celebrate this collaborative event.

Feed the Dream Food Drive, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ross’ Market’s parking lot

Collecting donations from 9 am to 8 pm

Feed the Dream Food Drive

In just 15 days we will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Holiday and our community will once again host the annual Feed the Dream Food Drive. This important event supports the Licking County Food Pantry Network.  Any contributions you can make will be especially valuable this year.  The food pantry’s purchasing power has been reduced by 50% since our first food drive two years ago and with the turn of the New Year Food Stamp benefits have been significantly reduced meaning more people will need additional assistance to feed their families this winter.

Be sure to stop by on Monday, January 20th to make a contribution for those in need. Volunteers will be collecting donations from 9 am to 8 pm at the Ross’ Granville Market’s parking lot.

Looking for other ways to help? Sign up for a time slot for your group or business to volunteer to collect food on the 20th.  Your group or business can also start collecting food NOW and donations in anticipation of the event. To sign up for a time slot on the 20th or to learn more about our community’s project please visit www.onedayoneton.org.

The past few months, the Granville Exempted Village School’s art teachers have been working diligently on thought provoking pieces that reflect and project Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s DREAM. Adults and children alike are sure to be inspired by the one-of-a-kind masterpieces for this special exhibition. Admission for this inaugural event is simply a donation of canned foods or funds that will all benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

The end of the 9 weeks brings us new beginnings….

Now, it is time to update you on what our artists are doing in the art studio. At the top of this post, you will find a tab that divides this blog into grade level. Click on the 4th grade tab to see what our 4th grade students have been up to or check in on our 6th grade artists and their dream tree house drawings. Each grade level has been updated….Enjoy!! 



September 30, 2013 ~

It’s that time of year again… Art To Remember projects are complete, name tags have been added to our student’s artwork… now, the fun begins. You will soon receive a brochure that is PERSONLIZED with your artist’s work printed on the products! Now, with these custom order forms, you can see how that coffee mug or key chain will look when designed with your students drawing. ***NEW THIS YEAR*** IPHONE cases, that’s right….. you can see your artist’s work every time you text or make a phone call!! These make wonderful gifts for family and friends- stay tuned and look out for the new custom brochures!

sophie palm tree  Sophie E. 6th grade