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.
The Year sixes worked on this artwork using pattern ideas from traditional, Mexican designs. The children used bright, fluorescent colours for the incised foam prints based upon Folk Art pieces that were originally carved, wooden toys created by Don Manuel Jimimez. Here is what the multi-coloured prints look like: