Koi Fish – Grade 5

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. 

Kandinsky Inspired Ice Creams!

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!

Wonder – Grade 6

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. 

Day and Night

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.

Beach days…..

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.

Chinese New Year 2019

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! 

Prep Line Monsters

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.