In Term 3, Grade 3 students used chalk pastels to create a landscape of Uluru. This lesson focused on perspective and blending. Students, firstly sketched with pencil, the foreground and background, followed by blending chalk pastels in a variety of colours. Blue dye finished the sky off to complement the reds/browns and yellows in the picture. They are currently on display in the main corridor.
Congratulations to Stephanie, in Year 6, for winning fifth prize in the Casey Council’s Art Competition, for the launch of Mental Health Week 2017 at the Lynbrook Community Centre! Your stunning picture of ‘What Brings Joy to Your Life’, reflected a visual image that related perfectly to feelings of happiness for many people, including those attending the presentation. It was certainly a very proud moment for your mum and grandparents seeing you receive your well deserved award.
The junior school children were fascinated to learn about colours at the beginning of the year!
During the final week of term two, the children from Year 1-6, were delighted to be involved in fun and entertaining workshops presented by local, famous artist, Tony Sowersby. The children particularly enjoyed drawing popular cartoon characters and creating artworks based on letters of the alphabet, and by adding detail to basic sketches of everyday objects.
Berwick Lodge PS participated, once again, in the local School’s Art Display at the Berwick Show on Saturday, February 25th & Sunday, February 26th. Our school gratefully received a satin sash ‘Encouragement Award’ from the judges, plus a Merit certificate for the artwork that was on display. Congratulations to everyone for designing, making and creating the terrific artwork!
The Grade 1 & 2 students made Autumn Trees to be displayed in the school’s main corridor during Autumn. They learnt about warm colours such as red, orange and yellow, and they used these colours for the background. The trees really stand out because they were painted in black, and this looks very effective! In addition, the students used glitter to make their artwork look brilliant!
Here are some pictures of the artwork:
In term 1, the Grade 5s studied Space, so in art they made some very creative aliens! The materials that they used were polystyrene balls, pipe cleaners, paint and Magic Clay.
The Grade 5s made brilliant aliens and they used a lot of different materials to make them look interesting. Here are some of the great aliens that were made:
The Grade 1s and 2s have been exploring and learning about organic and geometrical shapes in art. They made artwork using a combination of these shapes on an A3 piece of coloured paper. Using their cutting skills, the students cut out different shapes out of coloured paper to stick onto the paper. They mirrored the shapes with the paper that they cut it from to create stunning artwork!
Here are some pictures of the great artwork that the children made:
For ANZAC Day, the students at Berwick Lodge Primary School made artwork to commemorate those that went to war for us. We learnt that it is the 100th year since the landing at Gallipoli and we have been working on our artwork for a few weeks. The artwork has been displayed around the school and it looks terrific!
Here is the artwork that all of the different year levels made:
The Preps made Poppy artwork using glitter, patty pans and scrap paper. They glued their Poppies onto green paper which makes it look like a field of Poppies. The Preps’ Poppy artwork looks very eye-catching in the school’s main corridor and they thoroughly enjoyed making them!
The Grade 3s and 4s made donkeys that represent Simpson and his Donkey. They used Magic Clay to mould the shape on the Donkeys’ body and feet, and toothpicks for the legs. Then they painted their donkeys with brown paint and stuck string on the back for a tail. The donkeys look fantastic in the art room and the grade 3s and 4s had lots of fun making their models.
The Grade 5s made Submarine artwork with black paper, blue and green paint, polystyrene balls and string. They cut the shape of a submarine out of black paper and stuck it onto a painted background. Then they used the polystyrene balls and painted them bronze or silver to make mines. They attached string to the mines too and placed their artwork on a larger coloured piece of paper .
The Grade 6s made Victorian Cross medals. First they drafted their designs in their journals. When they were happy with their design, they were given a piece of strong foil to embed their designs in. Next, they cut out the designs and created ribbons for the medals. The Grade 6s made some great medals and they had fun making them!
The Art Captains and the Vice Art Captains made collages of Poppies to display at our school’s ANZAC Commemoration. All of the Poppies that were on the collage were made by the students, and the collage looked amazing at the Commemoration.
Overall, the students at Berwick Lodge Primary School made brilliant artwork for ANZAC Day!
The Grade Preps at Berwick Lodge PS made pictures of their houses that they live in. They used shapes and icy pole sticks to make their artwork. In addition, the Grade Preps used crayons to make patterns on their artwork, which made them look fantastic.
The Grade Preps had a lot of fun making their house pictures. Here are some photos of their great artwork: