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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Welcome to Term 2!

Mrs Derfi and Mrs Shave would like to welcome PHO, PBB, PDG, PSD, PTL, 1JT, 1SB, 1AK and 1MS to the Art Room to begin their Art Program for the year.  The Prep & Grade 1 students will be exploring colour during this Term; while Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be having fun making a variety of puppets to share with their grades, families and friends.

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From Oatlands to Japan…

Each year we send wonderful art work to Japan to be displayed in an Art Exhibition.  Last year there were 10 art works entered into the exhibition, all centred around a Melbourne theme.  They featured either the Melbourne Art Centre spire or the abstract Federation Square buildings.  The work has now returned from Japan travelling over 16,000 kilometres.

All of the 10 students received a copy of the Exhibiton’s Catalogue, featuring their work.  Alyse, who was a Grade 6 student last year, received a special award written in Japanese.  The certficiate commended her great art work and encouraged her to continue with her art in the future.

All students were presented with their certificates at assembly this week and their amazing art works were also returned.

We are very proud of their wonderful work.

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