Keith Haring

The artist Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.

During the term 4 student studied his style and enjoyed his artwork, especially the ‘Dancing People’ which were one of Keith Haring repeated symbols in his artwork. Students created their own ” Dancing People” and painted them in bright bold colours.img_2599 img_2600 img_2601 img_2602 img_2603 img_2604

David Hockney

The NGV is currently showing an exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The exhibition features over 1200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career – some new and many never-before-seen in Australia – including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works.

This term students in grade 1/2 looked at David Hockney’s swimming pool paintings and created their own drawings/paintings of themselves swimming underwater.  They used the media of oil pastels and food dye.img_2583 img_2584 img_2585 img_2592img_2598img_2589 img_2586 img_2587 img_2588  img_2590 img_2591  img_2593 img_2594 img_2595 img_2596 img_2597