Grade 5 began 2019 with directed drawing of Koi Fish, which resembles luck and good wealth. Thanks to @deepspacesparkle for this great lesson. Students really concentrated on their drawing and designing their fish. I loved the warm colours used in the fish which complemented the cool backgrounds of the ponds and water lillies. A peaceful piece of art for all to admire.
Love these so much! Grade one students had so much fun making circles similar to artist Kandinsky, and painting inside with bright, happy, and summer water colours. We talked about circles overlapping, size and making use of the page. Creating the ice cream with a range of collage materials certainly was exciting for the students as they got to be imaginative and use different techniques. They look delicious and turned out a treat!
What a beautiful start to Art for Grade 6 students. Thanks to @mrsallainart this idea was perfect for the Grade 6 students, who are currently reading Wonder in their classrooms. Students chose and drew a face outline similar to their own, outlined with permanent pen, and filled in with warm and cool water colours. To create a special effect on the face, students added small amounts of salt to the wet water colours. Once dry students thought deep and hard about words to best describe themselves and fill the page with these in different fonts and styles. Each is so individual and I was so proud of their thought process and outcome. Such an inspiring display to have.
Grade 3 students have been learning about Day and Night in their classrooms. To coincide with this, they created their own rotating Earth, with one side day and one side night. They achieved the look of day and night, by sponge painting with light and dark colours either side. Earth was placed in the centre and made with blue and green tissue paper on clear contact. The result was very effective, especially with the detail of the white pencil on the dry sponge painting of stars, sun, moon etc. Such a great display in our school corridor.
Who doesn’t love a beach day and building sandcastles? Grade 2 students began the year drawing their own sandcastle, outlining in permanent marker (which is always a highlight!) then painting using water colours. To create a special effect, students sprinkled small amounts of salt on their wet paint. Looks great once dry and adds texture to the final piece. Just loved the different creations of sandcastles.
Grade 4 started the year with directed drawing and celebrating Chinese New year with dragons! Gorgeous colours, and a fantastic background, including fireworks with oil pastels and a blue water colour over the top for effect. The red of the dragon really pops out! Students carefully followed the directions of the dragon with the help of Mrs Muccignat and the results are stunning as you can see!
Our Preps had a really fun time learning how to use oil pastels making different marks and patterns. We then turned these into crazy Monsters with the colours of the rainbow using water colour paints. The students loved watching the oil pastels resist. Each monster was different with eyes, teeth and eyebrows! They look so bright on display.
All of our students have been getting ready for Book Week! The theme this year is Find Your Treasure! So much fun and great activities for everyone. We have been reading the short listed books for 2018 and here is just a snap shot of some of the great art that has come from them. Some are still a work in progress!
Grade 2 students have been learning about Water and have made these amazing collages using different techniques. They used sponges and mixed different paints, white, blues and greens to make the colours of the ocean. Once dry, the students tore the painted paper to create waves for their boats. Just love the patterned paper boats sailing away!
Preps have made the cutest aerial snowmen for Winter! The background is using pastel resist with white pastel and blue water colours. The students were able to trace and cut circles to create their snowman and paste foam on the back of each circle to give a 3D effect. They loved using the chalk pastels and a sprinkling of glitter to finish! Have a look at them in our school corridor next time you are in!