Dragons by Grade 5

Grade 5 students have been busy with clay this term, creating fantastic Dragons. This in preparation for Marc McBride, illustrator of Deltora Quest visiting our school for Book Week. Students created their dragon with pinch pots, then added wings, neck, legs, with the “scratch and attach” technique. Some dragons have great texture used with objects around the classroom. Looking forward to seeing these once they are out of the kiln and get painted! 

Ned Kelly Textured Dolls

Grade 5 students really enjoyed making their Ned Kelly doll. Starting with crayons rubbed over concrete to make a textured body, they then cut fabric to make the clothing. The background was sketching of gum trees into printing foam. The students chose the colours green, brown and black to print with. Messy but fun and as you can see very effective. 

Grade 5 Outer Space Aliens

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:

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By Sarah.

Berwick Lodge Chinese New Year Celebrations

On Wednesday the 25th of February 2015, Berwick Lodge Primary School celebrated Chinese New Year.   We celebrated by singing, dancing and spending time with our buddies.  Here is some of the amazing Chinese New Year artwork that we made for our celebrations:

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These are some dragon paper plate puppets that the Grade Sixes made for our Chinese New Year parade.

 

 

They used parts of egg cartons to make teeth or eyes.  They used PVA glue or Super Tack to stick on the different decorations.  Some of the Grade Six students also used sparkly Pipe Cleaners to decorate their dragons.  The students also used some scrap paper and patterned paper to decorate their artwork, and this made them look terrific!  Some students even used red, orange or yellow cellophane to make fire coming out of their dragon’s mouth!

 

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The students used colourful streamers on the back of their puppets to cover their arms while they used their puppets, as this looked like the dragon’s body.

All of the students were very creative and used many different decorations to make their dragons look colourful and eye catching.  All of the Grade Six students had fun while making these wonderful dragon puppets!

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The Grade Fives made these colourful egg carton dragons for the parade.  They used sequins and google eyes to decorate their artwork.  Some students also used cellophane to make fire coming from the dragon’s mouth, just like the grade sixes did with their artwork!

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The Grade Fives painted their dragons with warm colours such as red, orange and yellow.  Red is China’s lucky colour so many students used the colour red.  Some students also painted patterns on their dragons to decorate them.

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In addition, the Grade Five students used a piece of ribbon to join all of the egg cups together.  This made their dragons look great!  All of the Grade Five students were creative when they made their dragons, and they were very artistic!

 

The Grade Prep students used their great printing skills to make goats for Chinese New Year.  They used corks to print white paint onto their goats and used colourful tissue paper and cupcake pans to decorate.

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The Preps had a lot of fun making their goats and they look very nice in our school’s corridor.

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Overall, Berwick Lodge Primary School made some fantastic artwork for their Chinese New Year celebrations, and everyone had lots of fun!

 

By Sarah

Monash Children’s Hospital – Painting the Wall

So you’re probably wondering what I mean by painting the wall, well you’re about to find out.
10 students in the 5/6 area were chosen to go to the construction site of the Monash Children’s Hospital to paint the barriers around it. First, we had to come up with a pencil design. Angelina had a lot to do with this part.
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Next we did a chalk copy on brown paper to work on our colours.
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Finally the day came and we arrived at 8:15am at the Berwick train station. It wasn’t a very long ride, which was good.
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When we got to the hospital, we had a look around. The boards were white so there was no need for a background to be painted We started off with a pencil drawing, and then filled it in with paint. Lots of other schools did very colourful designs, but I really liked ours.
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We had our big wishing pot, out of it came big bubbles, and inside were paintings of what the children may want and wish for in hospital. Such as, going to the park or beach.
Everyone from our school was really good at painting.
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When we were nearly finished, the newspaper photographer came along to take some pictures for the paper.
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We were even lucky enough to get an interview with one of the lady’s organising the event.
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Overall, I know that everyone had an amazing day. And the best part is, when the construction is finished, our painting will be kept in the hospital.

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.

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!!!