This term is flying by and we have been very busy in Visual Arts. The students have been trying lots of new skills and exploring different artforms from around the world. PLC - We had great fun with our weaving on wire frames. The results were so colourful. You can see some of them on display in the school office. We also made Worry Dolls (from Guatemala) which the students all took home. SLC- We started with paper weaving and it was such a success that we moved onto warping a loom and weaving with wool and ribbon. CLC - Making God's Eyes was very popular. So many students challenged themselves. We also learnt a Running Stitch to create great embroidery designs. YYLC- We used a Running Stitch and a Back Stitch to crate great embroidery designs and even sewed on buttons to embellish our work.
Welcome back. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Our Nature theme for Term 1 was wonderful and the students embraced it with great creativity. Our theme for Term Two is: CULTURE. We will explore different expressions of culture from around the world and create our own interpretations. Some examples include: Navajo weaving, Maasai Beaded jewellery and God's eyes from Mexico. Below is the timetable for Visual Arts this term.
After reading the picture book 'They Say Blue' by Jillian Tamaki, the SLC students worked in small groups to create a tree representing one of the four seasons. We talked about the colours we associate with each season. The students demonstrated their CARE values by collaborating beautifully.
We started the term looking at the MPPS CARE values of;Collaboration, Achievement, Responsibility and Empathy. We examined what these values look like in Visual Arts and displayed it all on our 'CARE Wall'. These values were implemented in the first artwork of the year in which we explored painting using materials other than paint brushes. PLC & SLC - Fingerprint Creatures: We started bycreating a background using a screwed up piece of newspaper to apply the paint. We then used our fingers to apply dots to our backgrounds. Once this was done, we used a black fineliner to add wings, legs and antennae to our dots to turn them into creatures. CLC - Edge Printing: We started by creating a background using a sponge to apply the paint. We then created a native Australian animal or flower using the edge of a piece of cardboard to print with. YYLC - Foam Etching: First we sketched our nature themed designs in our workbooks. We then etched the design into printing foam. Finally we used metallic paint on black paper to stamp our designs.
It is so wonderful to see the students smiling faces again. We are all ready to have a great year. This year we will have a theme for each term in Visual Arts. The theme for Term 1 is NATURE. All the artwork this term will connect to this theme. Some highlights will include:
The creation of our Harmony Day project to be displayed in the School Office - This is project in which every student contributes a piece
Submission of artworks in the Arts on the Northern Edge Community Festival which will take place on 25 &26 March at Plenty Ranges Performing Arts Centre
*Below is the Visual Arts Timetable for the beginning of Term 1. It is important to remember that this may change throughout the term.