Year 1/2 have been working hard to create their Jeannie Baker collage. They are looking fantastic and beginning to show an understanding of an ecosystem and the animals and plants that live in specific environments.
The foundation students have been working on creating a photomontage inspired by artist Hannah Hoch.
The students cut apart a photograph of their own face and added in other people facial features creating a new face. They turned out very funny. Not many looked like the students anymore. Have a look at these fabulous photos.
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.
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!
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.