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. 

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. 

Sail Away, sail away!

Grade 2 students have been learning about Water and have made these amazing collages using different techniques. They used sponges and mixed different paints, white, blues and greens to make the colours of the ocean.  Once dry, the students tore the painted paper to create waves for their boats. Just love the patterned paper boats sailing away! 

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:

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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:

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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.