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.

2014 art captains/pick of the week

This year, Leyla and Steph, our Art Captains for 2014, started a new program called, ‘Art Captains Pick of the Week’. Children at the school, could enter¬† artwork from home or¬†school to¬†win a certificate and have their¬†artwork¬†displayed in the hallway in front of the art room¬†door.

John Miro paintings!

This artwork was created by the grade threes based upon the art work of the famous Spanish artist, Joan Miro.  The children used bright, fluorescent, acrylic paints to create an abstract painting using various lines and shapes in a whimsical fashion.

Archie Bark Competition!

This Archie Bark Competition was open to every year level at Berwick Lodge. We had to draw our favourite dog, or our dream dog, using pencils, crayons or textas.¬† Selected entries were judged by the Dog Lover’s team in Melbourne.¬† At¬†Berwick Lodge we can our own competition and prizes were given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place students.¬† It was very difficult to select the winning entries!

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Dog Lovers Show

Mosaic – Active Children Playing Sport

Mosaics Term 3 2012

Our year 3,4 and 5 students are having lots of fun creating another colourful mosaic mural on the wall of our gymnasium during their Visual Arts lessons this term. Helen Harman, our talented Artist in Residence, is once again guiding our students with her expert knowledge on their journey of this kinaesthetic, visually pleasing experience.

Our theme for this year has been ‚ÄúActive Children Playing Sport‚ÄĚ which has tied in quite nicely with the current Olympic Games in London.¬† The children initially made templates by tracing around bodies in poses representing a sporting activity.¬† These stencils were then transferred onto the wall of the gym ready for the application of the tiles.

Children playing cricket, throwing basketballs, doing handstands and cartwheels are included in the design.  Mirror tiles were used for the outlining of the athletic figures and a range of coloured tiles were used for the background.

All children were involved in the breaking and hammering of the tiles, the gluing of the pieces onto the wall and the messy grouting process.  They have worked cooperatively and seemed to develop a sense of ownership and fulfilment for their group work on this project.


Julie McLeod

Visual Arts Teacher

August 2012