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.
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.
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……
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.
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.
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.
5/6A- Chinese Dragons
5/6C- Roman Soldiers
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.
During 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.
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.