Foundation Dance Unit

The Foundation students have begun a new unit of work this term in PA.

They will be working on the unit of Dance and Music. The music unit will be specifically focusing on singing.

They have been having lots of fun taking part in some dance activities using props such as Scarves.

I love these photos I snapped of some of the perps dancing with the scarves. They are moving so fast the photos are almost blurry.

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Year 5/6 Monocromatic Colours Paintings

The year 5/6 students have been working on a unit based on Monocromatic colours. They have had to choose a colour and mix shades and tones using black and white paint.

Their portraits are of influential people that the students think have or are making a difference in our world.

The learnt a technique of transferring an image of one size onto a larger piece of paper using a grid technique and a bit of knowledge from maths lessons.

They are almost done but to get us started here are some pics of the students working on these portraits. image image image image

Anzac Day 2016

A small group of year 5/6 students worked during two lunchtimes transforming egg cartons into a piece of artwork.

The piece of artwork they help create was a wreath for Anzac Day.

The students cut up the egg cartons into the flowers of all different shapes and sizes.

These flowers where then pained and glued on to a wreath shape made out of a cardboard box that was wrapped in fabric.

It was hard to imagine how this project would turn out when we first started to look at the design and the idea.

I think the students, myself and the other staff at school where surprised at how fantastic this project turned out.

It was lovely to leave this wreath at the Shrine in Queens Park to show our support and that we are thinking of the People who have been to war.

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Puppets from Around the Globe

Like many forms of art it is hard to date back to when they where invented or who may have been the first person or culture to use them. Puppetry and designing or creating of puppets is one of these art forms.

While the general definition of a puppet is that of an object manipulated by someone. Today puppets are widely considered to a type of  entertainments for children where as in the past we are  discovering that puppets have always held a place in entertainment for all ages.In different cultures puppets have been used to teach lessons, entertain and used to celebrate special occasions.

In art this term we will be focusing on constructing a puppet from a specific country that will work inline with our song for the school concert.

Year:

5/6A- Chinese Dragons

5/6B-Lochness Monster

5/6C- Roman Soldiers

Students job:

Have a look online or in some books at the library to see what you can find out about puppets from your chosen country. List three facts you would like to share with your class and write bring these to art next week.

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Year 3/4 Term 2- Pattern

Pattern is one of the Principle of Art.

Principles are a way artist can organise the elements of art.

Here is a list of the art elements and principles:

Elements:

Line

Form

Shape

Colour

Space

Value

Texture

 

Principles:

Harmony

Balance

Proportion

Emphasis

Variety

Movement

Rhythm

This term we will be focusing on the principle of pattern. In class this week we have discussed the art elements that we can use to make patterns. Have a think about these.

We made up a definition of a pattern: A pattern is something that is repeated.

Have a look at these paintings and see if you can spot any patterns. Comment on which one you like the best and why.

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Whole School Concert!

imageWe have begin to get ready for the whole school concert. This will take place at the beginning of term 4.

Students have been lucky enough to hear their class songs this week and begin to get their ideas ready for a lot of fun lesson.

We will be looking for some parent help with some costume sewing and prop building so if your hand in any of these arts please let me know.

 

Green Team Scare Chooks and Scare People

image image imageDuring the last week of term 1 the Green Team Students did a lunchtime paint session in the artoom to paint and decorate the veggie garden scare chooks and scare people. They look so cute. The students went crazy mixing paint, dabbing, blotting and splashing paint on to their wood cutouts. They look  super in veggie garden. Lets home they are scary enough to keep out the birds and the chooks.

 

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Year 3/4 Patchwork Pastel Self Portraits

An important skill that we must learn in art is Drawing. In visual arts we have had a focus on drawing each week in the year’s 3-6.

Each class begins with a five minute ‘Get Your Art Brain Ready Drawing Activity’. This is a quick drawing or sketch of an item in the students visual diaries. The drawing activity is to encourage students to focus on the art activity, calm them down on entering the art room and get their brain working in an artsy way. Students are encouraged to draw what they see, not what they know is there or what they think it there. they are encouraged to think of size, texture and angle. Some classes students are asked to not touch the item so that they have to draw it from the most challenging angle instead of moving the item so it is in an easy to draw position.

Using the visual diaries is a fantastic way to see the improvements and challenges that students have overcome and how they have pushed the boundaries when drawing a range of items.

The year 3/4 Students have focused on self portraits and using pastels to add texture to their features.

Each week we focused our drawing skills on to a feature or the face.

Week 1 was focused on positioning of the features, face shapes and how we can cut the face up to see the maths in a portrait.

The following weeks consisted on focus lessons on drawing eyes, noses, ears, mouths and hair.

The final patchwork faces are striking, fun and very well proportioned.

The year 3/4 students should be very happy with they work!

Well done.