The year 3/4 students have been using the mediums of collage and paint to finish off their Still Life Rule of Thirds Drawings. I can’t wait to see them finished. They look fantastic so far and the collage tiling is very effective on the painted background.
As the year 3/4 students have been learning about rules in the classroom, we have also been focusing on rules in art. We looked at The Rule of Thirds and how artists use composition to create works of art. We spoke about using scale, balance and proportion (focusing on the art principles and elements) and looked at a range of still life works of art. Our focus artists was Vincent Van Gogh and his sunflower paintings. We spoke about how some of the flowers are on different angles and some cut off the page.
Students then had a go at drawing their own Still Life using a template of The Rule of Thirds. This helped them to think about size, scale and composition.
They are still working of their final pieces.
I just love all the festivals they have in Brunswick and the surrounding suburbs. On the weekend I popped into the Zines festival in Florence Street Brunswick. I have been looking to buy some Zines lately for a project I want to get started at school. So when an add popped up for this festival I knew I had to stop by.
What is a Zine? A Zine is a small original self published booklet, magazine or book containing a range of pictures, text, artworks or a combination of all of these created by an artist that is usually reproduced using a photocopier for distribution.
Some Zines tell a story, some look like comics, but my favourite are the combination ones using mixed media.
Here are some photos of the ones I bought. And some images of what Is inside these Zines.
It is also fun to create Zines yourself. I’m working on one at the moment. Have a go yourself.
I have been trying to up the visitor numbers and comments on the blog over the term and am finding it hard to get visitors. So in an attempt to get people to the blog and to expose the amazing art work and music the fantastically creative MPPS Students are doing I have begun to use QR Codes around the school.
The prep students have been learning to play the Xylophones in Performing Arts over the past few weeks. They learnt to keep the beat and listen to each other play to keep in time.
They have also been learning to play Hot Cross Buns. Just in time for Easter.
I was very surprised at how fast they learnt the notes and the song. I can’t wait to upload a video of them playing as a class. Well done preps.
As the end of term 1 is rapidly approaching it is time to start thinking about how you will spend the school holidays. I will be visiting the NGV for the 2015 StART Up Top Arts Exhibition. This exhibition showcases some of Victorias outstanding student works in the Arts fields. If your a lover of The Arts I recommend popping down and checking this exhibition out. I might see you there.
Here are the lucky students with their found Canvases from today’s trail.
It was another lucky day for the year 3/4 students finding all five canvases. As I was busy teaching today I was lucky enough to be assisted by some of the past Canvas Trail hunters who hid this weeks canvases for me.
Here is a close up of each canvas and a little bit of information about the artist?
Rasta is a graffiti artist who works with a range of mediums from paint pens and texts to spray cans to pencils. Thanks Rasta!
Another canvas by Rasta!
Millie is a six year old artist who wanted to join in the trail and create her own work of art! Thanks Millie.
This fantastic canvas was created by artist Amon Brock. Amon is the son of our super star 5/6 teacher Ant! Thanks so much Amon.
This canvas was created by 3/4 student Aaliyah. A fantastic canvas. Well done.
Another great Canvas Trail. Thanks to all who joined the hunt. Better luck next week to everyone who is searching. And may the odds be ever in your favour.