Mrs Price and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday. We can’t wait until 2017 and start creating and making all over again. We hope you continue the arts during the holidays.
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.
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.