What a fantastic performance by some of our very talented year 5 students last night. After six long months of working together the students performed at the Bowery Theatre, St Albans. Every student should feel very proud of their contribution and making it a very special evening for all our community to enjoy and share together! (A very proud Arts teacher here at SAEPS!)
This year students from year five have a wonderful opportunity to work with visiting artist Jo Trevathan. This six month project will see students making shadow puppets, performing the real life story of the Vietnamese heroines The Trung Sister at the Bowery Theatre, St Albans as part of ‘The St Albans Festival of Families’.
Students have already started making the shadow puppets during the arts classes. Here a few students creating their masterpieces!
The grade 5/6 students used the characters from the much loved picture story book ‘ Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak to create and design their own character. They used the clay to make the characters. Here are some without the glaze. Next term we’ll be glazing, bringing them alive with colour.
Watch this space!
Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian artist that lived in the early 1900’s, known for his soulful yet slightly exaggerated portrait paintings, especially involving the length of the necks, slouching shoulders, oval heads, thin eyebrows and a long thin nose.
The grade 5/6 students enjoyed learning about his style and produced some amazing artwork. They used the media of oil pastels with a gloss over the artwork. Enjoy!