Yarra Valley ‘Open Studios’…

On the 22nd of September I went to the Yarra Valley Open Studios. I went with Mrs McLeod (the art teacher at B.L.P.S), Victoria (my class mate and one of the art captains), Karen (Victoria’s Mum), my brother and my Mum.

We all met up at Berwick Lodge at 10 o’ clock. When everyone arrived we set off to Healesville were the first artists studio was. The drive took forty-five minutes.

The first gallery we visited was Mim Kocher who was a sculptor and painter. I especially liked her sculptured people which she made out of magi-clay.

The second gallery we visited was mosaic artist Sandy Peeters and wood carver Josef Peeters. I loved how Sandy and Josef both used recyclable materials for their artwork.

After looking at Sandy and Josef’s gallery it was about lunch time so we went to a picnic area and had a picnic. Connor, Victoria and I were very lucky to get some money from Mrs McLeod to buy an ice cream at the ice cream shop. I got rainbow bubblegum, Victoria got honeycomb and Connor got Mint.

Next we headed to our last art gallery which was Beverly Mann’s who does textiles. She prints gum leaves on material squares which she then puts on clothing.

Overall, I had an awesome day and got some great ideas from the galleries!

Here are a few snaps I took on the day:

By Tanisha!

Dry Pastel Eastern Barred Bandicoot!

The Grade fours created this artwork. They used Dry pastels for the Bandicoot and background, material to sew together to make the Bandicoot and straw for the ground.  Here are some great examples:



Patterned Butterflies!

The Grade twos are learning about mini beasts so they made these creative butterflies. They then stuck the butterfly on a piece of paper and decorated it with fake leaves or real leaves, found around the school. Here is what they look like:

Mexican Folk art!

The Year sixes worked on this artwork using pattern ideas from traditional, Mexican designs. The children used bright, fluorescent colours for the incised foam prints based upon Folk Art pieces that were originally carved, wooden toys  created by Don Manuel Jimimez. Here is what the multi-coloured prints look like:

Complementary Colours!

The year two’s are learning about complementary colours.
Complementary colours are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel.
For example, black and white, yellow and purple, orange and blue.

Dry Pastel Moths!

The grade two’s made these camouflage Moths because they were learning about Mini beasts. They used Dry Pastels to blend the Moths in:

Dora Maar portraits!

The grade fives have been learning about some famous artisits and have painted a portrait of Pablo Picasso’s girlfriend, Dora Maar.  The children attemped to express vibrancy through their colour choices, abstract shapes and line work.  The children were very skillful in using fine paint brushes to complete their wonderful art work.  Fantastic creations Grade 5’s!!!

Textured animals!

The grade two’s made these paintings with match sticks to create texture. For example, they used the match sticks to print a mane for the lions and they also used match sticks to print the Echidna’s spikes.

God eyes!

These god eyes were made by Grade fours. They used two sticks and wrapped wool in between the sticks.

Pom-pom spiders!

These cute little spiders were made by grade fours. They made pom-pom’s then hot glued googley eyes and then poked piping cleaners in the middle for the spiders legs.