Sidney Nolan – Ned Kelly

The Grade 5 students have blown us away with their amazing Sidney Nolan inspired Art Pieces.  After carefully studying Sidney Nolan’s work and looking at the techniques that he used.  Each student produced a piece based on one of his paintings from the famous ‘Ned Kelly’ series.  They worked on the landscape backgrounds first then added the foreground detail to finish of their impressive work.

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Buddy Benches – Extended Art

You may have noticed the 3 Buddy Benches that have been installed around our school.  The Extended Art students have worked very hard on creating the mosaic boards that accompany the seats. The Buddy Benches are there to help kids in a variety of ways and for many different reasons. They are a great way to help kids feel supported in the playground.  If you see someone sitting on one of the benches, I would be lovely to ask them to join in.

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Under The Sea – Clay

Welcome back to the Art Room for Term 3.

This term our theme is ‘Under The Sea’.  We are beginning with clay creatures.  The students have an opportunity to practise their skills with playdough before creating their clay art piece. The older students also need to complete the Design Process to develop their final design.

Keep an eye on the blog to see what the students are up to while they explore under the sea.

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Fine Motor Skills Rotations

In the junior years, the development of fine motor skills is essential to assist in writing, cutting, folding and a variety of others skills use in both the classroom and the Art Room.  During art sessions this week, students had the opportunity to experience a variety of activities designed to develop these important skills.  They threaded beads, made chains, threaded laces and all while having fun.

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Frame it!

The students in Grades 3, 4 & 5 have been working extremely hard on their Sunset Tree artwork.  They began creating this masterpiece last term and have now completed the 7 week process.  During the making of these pieces the students explored colour mixing, changing the tint of colours (by adding colour to white), team work, colour and balance.  They created their backgrounds in pairs and concentrated on the gradual changing of tint, beginning with white and adding colour to get a full range.

The wonderful work that the students have produced is outstanding.  They will definitely take pride of place in their homes, maybe even being framed as a long term feature.

Some of these Sunset Tree artworks are displayed in the hallway. Make sure you check them out!

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