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. 

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. 

Grade 1 and 2 Shape Animals

The Grade 1 and 2 students made animals using different shapes to create pictures of colourful animals.  They used watercolour paints and made borders for their artwork.

Here are some pictures of the amazing artwork that the Grade 1 and 2 students made:






Overall, the Grade 1 and 2 students enjoyed making their Shape Animal artwork!


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:




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!



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!





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!


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.


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.



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


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


By Sarah

Self Portraits!

These portraits were made by the grade fours. They did two types of portraits. The first type of portrait is were you get a photo of half of your face and draw the other half of your face.
The other type of portrait is were you draw a self portrait of yourself and have sections of your face in different colours.

Colourful Cows!

The Preps inquiry learning subject are farm animals so they made pictures of colourful cows. Here are some nice ones:

Egg Carton Frogs!

The Preps read the picture story book ‘The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog’. They then made made little frogs out of egg cartons and colourful paper from the book. Here is what they look like:

Plasticine Trees!

Grade twos made these trees by rolling out plasticine and sticking it on to paper. They also decorated them with buttons and stones. Here are some plasticine trees we put up on display:

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!

Bright buildings!

These bright and colourful buildings were made by grade twos: