SAEPS STEAM Night Wednesday 24th October 2018


Preparations are in full swing for our upcoming STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, maths) night next week.

Mrs Armocida and I have been VERY busy preparing the wonderful artwork and getting it ready to display.

We hope you can all come along and participate in the fun activities including a whole school collaborative artwork they you will be able to be part of.

See you next Wednesday!


Andy Warhol Felt Flowers

Andy Warhol is one of my favourite artists! I love his colourful artworks.

Inspired by Warhol’s ‘Flower’ artworks, students used felt, hessian and buttons to explore the textile techniques of sewing, cutting, pasting and pulling threads to create their own flower artwork.

Have you seen any of Andy Warhol’s ‘Flower’ Artworks?

The Honey Ant

As part of our Painting unit, Grade 5/6 Students looked at both modern and traditional Aboriginal artworks. We also read traditional aboriginal dreamtime stories including stories about the Honey Ant. Inspired by these Aboriginal stories and artworks students used Acrylic paint to paint their images of Uluru. Images of the Honey Ant are included in their paintings.

Do you prefer traditional or modern Aboriginal Artwork?

Tukashi Murakami inspired Plushie Toys

For their textiles unit this term 5/6 students looked at the work of textile artist Tukashi Murakami to help inspire them to create their own Plushie Toys. They looked at the different colours and shapes he uses when creating his plush toys and then designed and created their own Plushies using felt.

Have you seen any of Tukashi Murakami’s artwork before?

If you Google his artwork you might be surprised at how many images

you might have seen!

Kandinsky Collages

5/6 Students have been exploring the use of paint to create movement in their artworks. Inspired by the artist Vasily Kandinsky students collected photographs of different flowers to create a collage. Using the colours of the flowers as inspiration the students then painted a background for their collage. The brushstrokes used to paint the background give the appearance of movement around the flowers.



Vasily Kandinsky

Students in 3/4 & 5/6 have been learning about the abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky. we created different artworks inspired by the artist using the techniques of collage, painting and textiles. To introduce the artist to students we read the book The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock. You can listen to the story here: