2016 Whole School Production Design a Front Cover Competition

2016 Whole School Production Design a Front Cover Competition

Come Fly With Me

Disney From Around the World


All students at MPPS are invited to submit a piece of art to be published and printed as the front cover for the program for the 2016 Whole School Concert titled: Come Fly With Me


The requirements and instructions are as follows:


Eligibility: Any students who attend school at MPPS in any year level.


Multiple Entries: One entry per student.


Judging and Winners: A panel of judges will review all entries and a finalist from each year level will be selected. Each artist will be rewarded a certificate and the finalist will be awarded a prize. All entries will be posted on the Arts Department blog site. A best of show winner will have their work featured on the 2016 flyer. Entrants must include each item from the judging criteria.


Judging Criteria:

  • Artwork must be 2D and on an A4 page.
  • The artwork must be presented in the portrait format as this is the way it will be printed.
  • Your name (first name and surname) and year level (including teachers name) must be written clearly on the back of the artwork.
  • Artwork should make a link to the concert title in some way. (Interpretation by the individual)
  • You don’t need to include the title of the show on your entry as this will be printed on later.


Copyright laws: Artwork must be student’s own work and not copied from books, internet, television, movies or video games. However you can borrow inspiration from a range of sources.


Types of Art: Students are encouraged to experiment with a range of art forms. Some ideas might include: A painting using watercolour, acrylic paint, food dye, photography, mixed media, textiles, paper art, drawing, printing, computer generated and more. Think the brighter the better. What would stand out on a front cover? Bold colours, strong outlines, clear images.


Submission of Artwork: A box with a label can be found outside of the office for entries to be placed in.


Closing date: Monday 25th of July 2016


If you have any questions or concerns please contact me either via The Arts Department Blog site or via email. Remember I am here to help you!


Happy creating!


Beth McInnes

Visual and Performing Arts Teacher



Term 3 News from the MPPS Arts Department

Term three is always an exciting time in the Arts Department, as we get ready for a swap of art topics. Year F-2 will change from Performing Arts to Visual Arts and Year 3-6 will change from Visual Arts to Performing Arts. The students do get a kick out of starting the term with a new topic, room and art genre.

For all years Foundation to year 2 students taking part in Visual Arts an art smock is required. We will be getting messy so must protect our uniforms. An old shirt or top works well. Something that covers the students uniform but is easy to get on and off.

Come Fly With Me-

Around the World with Disney.

Work is underway to get things ready for our Whole School Production taking place at the beginning of term 4 2016. Auditions have begun for our leading characters, a committee is being formed with a back stage crew and set designers. The year Foundation to year 2’s students have begun to focus on learning dance steps and song lyrics as well as performed choreographed dances they made in small groups to their classes chosen song. These were brilliant!

Over the next few weeks there will be information in the newsletter for parents about costumes for each class and if there are any items that might need to be bought to school early to be transformed into costumes. So stay tuned.

The design a front cover for the program competition flyers have been handed out and I’m sure some children would appreciate some help with reading the instructions and with some ideas and designs.



With the Whole School Production fast approaching I am looking for parent helpers who are good at the following:

  • Basic machine sewing for some costumes (Hat mainly, patterns will be provided)
  • Cutting of fabric or paper into shapes for students to make into costumes
  • Cutting of large pieces of cardboard into costumes.
  • And other smaller jobs.


The arts department is always on the look of for junk that can be turned into art.

A new small wheelie bin will be outside of the office for any junk that is being dropped off for the art department.

Also anything that you think could be used for props or costumes would be great!

Year 3/4 Radical Stitching

The year 3/4 students have finished there first unit of work on textiles. The topic was stitching with radical colours on hessian using a range of sewing stitches such as French knots, stem stitch, long stick and running stitch.

The students took to sewing with enthusiasm and a keen will to learn and give it a go.

I hope they ended up on the wall at home as the final pieces looked fantastic!IMG_3810