Foundation Photomontage Portraits

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.

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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

Year 3/4 Patchwork Pastel Self Portraits

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!

Well done.