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.
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.
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:
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!!!
The grade ones made these portraits when they were learning about shades of colour. They chose one colour and added white to it to make different types of shades. Here are some nice ones up in display…
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.