The first unit of work for Grade 3/4 this term was all about Drawing. Students explored ideas about self-portraits, investigated and used drawing materials and techniques to communicate their ideas themselves in a self-portrait. Here are some of the works created by our students.
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!
This term the students from grades 3/4 have been learning all about Pablo Picasso. He is one of the greatest and influential artist of the 20th century and the co-creator of Cubism.
Check out this awesome website where you can create your own Picasso Head:
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.
Students from grades 1- 6 are taking part in the 2015 Doodle 4 Google Competition. It offers young people the chance to have their artwork viewed by millions of people all across the internet. This year’s theme is “If I travel back in time I would….”
Students spent a few lessons in art at the end of term 3 and it’s now time to bring the entries back to school so as Mrs Price and I can enter them into the competition.
It would wonderful to see some students working on these at home. Below are a few ideas to help you.
- Look at previous winners on the internet
- close their eyes and think about all the wonderful things and people they would like to go back in time to see or meet (locations, historical figures, historical moments, worlds in books, a special piece of art, a historical place)
- think about the question and draw pictures that represent these ideas
Outline Google letters can be found at the above internet address or come and see Mrs Price and myself for the outlines.
All entries must be back at school by Thursday 6th August.
The focus this term for 5/6 students is drawing and collage. Students were inspired by Pop Art movement and artist like Roy Lichtenstein and his artworks. Students created a work of art using an onomatopoeia word in the Pop Art style of Roy Lichtenstein. Many of the students used the Ben-Day dots for a background.
The Ben-Day Dots – printing process, named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr., is a technique dating from 1879. Depending on the effect, color and optical illusion needed, small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping.
During term one the students from 3 to 6 have been exploring Self Portraits. A self portrait is a drawing, photograph, painting or a sculpture that only you can create of yourself. Through out the term, this unit has provided opportunities for our students to develop their understanding of themselves and their world. They have investigated the ways in which artists express identity and by exploring ways of representing ideas about themselves through drawing and painting.
The grade 3/4/5 students were inspired by Aboriginal artist Bede Tungutalum and focused on using the art elements of line and pattern. The grade 5/6 students worked on developing their skills on line, pattern and colour.
Here are some excellent artwork produced by our very talented students:
Look out for the Self Portrait displays around the school!
After seeing ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’ performance at the Melbourne Arts Centre the students created drawings of some of the characters featured in the story. They used oil pastels and finished with a food dye wash for the backgrounds. Here are just some of the drawings created by our talented grade 1/2 students!