Year 1/2 Jeannie Baker Collage

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. img_5583 img_5584 img_5585 img_5586 img_5587 img_5588 img_5589 img_5590

2016 Concert- Come Fly With Me Around The World With Disney

Our Whole School concert took place a few weeks ago at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds.

The students did a fantastic job and the show was a hit. Here are some pics from the night! I wish I had more but it was so busy backstage with all the costumes, props, noise and nerves.

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Book Week 2016

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! screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-4-17-01-pm screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-4-16-53-pm screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-4-16-45-pm

 

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. img_5558 img_5559 img_5560

5/6 Student Costume Design Lesson

In the last week of Term 3 the year 5/6 students had a fun lesson based on costume design. We discussed the role costumes play in a performing arts show/ concert or entertainment piece. Students then had to pick a time from history and discuss and share what they knew about the fashion of the time.

After a quick chat and share with the class students got to work on designing and creating their costumes. The only catch was the material provided. Toilet paper. One roll per costume and no other tools. A fashion show was held at the end of each session to view the costumes and hear from the students about what they had created. These photos say it all……img_5197 img_5198 img_5199 img_5200 img_5201 img_5202 img_5203 img_5204 img_5205img_5210img_5211img_5213img_5215img_5216img_5218img_5219img_5221img_5223img_5224img_5225

Monochromatic Portraits by Year 5/6

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img_5372How fantastic do these look. Im actually surprised that you can tell who so many of the characters are in these portraits. Students thought about colour mixing and shading to create these lovely portraits of people who inspire them . They are on display around the school for you to check out.

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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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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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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Collaborative Art Works

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.

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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.