This year for Book Week each teacher was asked to choose a book they wanted to read to their class and to complete an art activity to accompany the book. I chose the Winning book ‘Mr Huff’ by Anna Walker.
I loved reading this book over and over and talking to the students about the meanings behind the story and the pictures. Such a powerful message and suitable for all ages. I think every family should have a copy of this book at home.
The art activity was a huge success. The students all love loved making their own special Mr Huff to share secrets and worries with. Their own special worry doll. We all need one of these!
Another art activity that turned out striking was the year 5/6 scrapper board based on the book ‘One Step At a Time’. These works of art are on display in the library.
The whole school concert is only weeks away. Thursday the 13th of October is the big day so make sure you have booked your tickets.
Students have been busy practising and making, designing and preparing for the big day.
Here are some photos of students working on props in the art room. Look out for these on the night of the concert.
A big thank you to the Foundation students who decorated with such detail and thought the tiles for the magic carpet and the year 3/4 Students who cut them out and stuck them down to create the magic carpet. It looks lovely and the Foundation students where so proud!
This week is Collaborative Art Work Week. Each class is taking part in creative a large group art work on a canvas for our school fate.
The school fate will be held in March. Each class is asked to produce a canvas to be sold at a silent auction. Today the years 1/2 students took a mid term break from Performing Arts to complete their class art work. Some of the year 5/6 students also completed their canvas today.
The years 1-6 students will be focusing on printing. Years 1/2 students also completed their back ground with some ink blowing to create a patterned, textured and bright background.
Hope you enjoy the photos and seeing the canvases at the fate.
I have been working on a project for the school Greenteam. After meeting with Leigh the Greenteam Teacher we decided we wanted some small works or art for the veggie patch. We wanted something that would last in the weather and look funky and smart. Our plan was to create a Scarecrow Family. So…… two scarechooks, one Scarelady and a Scareman. This is stage one complete. Now to let the kids decorate them!
Tomorrow is the first day of Book Week 2015!
I love book week and enjoy all the activities that are organised. This year I have been busy organising 13 art activities. One for each book that is short listed in the picture story category. I can’t wait to see these activities in action on Tuesday.
Friday is book character dress up. I have been working on my costume today. So stay tuned for dress up day pics!
Week two of the very popular Canvas Trail was off and running yesterday. There was five canvases up for grabs hidden in some very difficult places around the school yard.
It was a very lucky week for the year 3/4 students finding all five of the canvas.
Ryan was one of the lucky students finding this piece by Gloria Moore. A talented Watercolour Artist. This piece is acrylic paint on canvas of a basket of flowers. Thanks to Gloria Moore for her contribution.
Grace was our second lucky students who found this Mixed Media piece by Beth McInnes (our art teacher, me) it is titled Butterfly and made out of vintage dress pattern pieces and other vintage images.
Well done on your Canvas hunting Aaliyah. Aaliyah found this lovely Watercolour piece by Gloria Moore. A collection of feathers.
Oliver found this Canvas hidden in the trickiest spot on the oval. His new art piece is called ‘Postage Stamps’ and was created by Janette McInnes using fabric. Janette is a textile artist and quilter. Thanks for jointing in the trail Janette.
The last Canvas was found by the lucky This art piece is the head to match the piece Mali found last week. I am told my the artist if these two Canvas are put together they will create an angel. I will have to get both girls to bring their Canvas in so I can put them together and take a photo!
Congratulation to all the students who found a canvas. Good luck to all the students for next week! Happy Hunting!