Our Artwork on Display

It was exciting to be asked by the DET (The Department of Education) to have some of our students artwork to display in their South Western Victorian Region Offices.


We jumped at the chances and sent some of the year 5/6 Students En Plein Air pastel drawings.

They looked fantastic mounted on card. The students who chose to send their artwork were very proud indeed and excited to know their work will be on display in the DET Office.

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5/6 Mixed Media

On Friday I was clearing the drying rack in the Artroom and having a closet look at the year 5/6 Mixed Media En Plein Air art works. They all look fantastic! I took a few quick pics of some that looked almost finished and thought I’d share the progress with you! image image image image image

5/6 Plein Air Drawing

In 5/6 art this fortnight students have been working to finish off their Plain Air chalk pastel drawings.


These drawing will appear around the school on display over the next week so please have a look at them. We would also love it if you wrote a comment about the works on this blog!


The overall pieces of work are fantastic and captured the era of the 1800’s so well.


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Plein air drawing with year 5/6

Plein air is a French word meaning ‘in the open air’ it is also a common art term meaning painting or drawing in the outdoors.

In art the year 5/6 students are beginning their art journey focusing on the Australian Impressionists. This time in art focuses on the years between 1883 and 1895 when artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Jane Sutherland were encouraged to explore the outdoors and to practice their paint inning skills en plein air.

Year 5/6 students begun last weeks class sketch in the outdoors choosing trees and shrubs from the school grounds and drawing with graphite. Our class focus was capturing a section of the tree as realisticely as possible.

This week we followed on from this turning our sketch into a colours chalk pastel drawing on a range of different textured paper. Valves. Paper, pastel paper and paper board. The different textures added to the individuality of the students works. Here are a few photo of works in progress. They are already looking fantastic.

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