Modigliani

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!

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Pablo Picasso

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:

http://www.picassohead.com/create.html

 

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

Doodle 4 Google Competition

 

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

https://www.google.com.au/doodle4google/

  • 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.

 

 

Pop Art

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.

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Term 1: Self Portraits

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!

Self Portrait by Andy

Self Portrait by Andy

 

Self Portrait by Vy

Self Portrait by Vy

 

Self Portrait by Shalom

Self Portrait by Shalom

 

Self Portrait by Van

Self Portrait by Van

 

Self Portrait by Ryan

Self Portrait by Ryan

 

Self portrait by Kim

Self portrait by Kim

Self Portrait by Calvin

Self Portrait by Calvin

The Animal in Me by Lan Anh

The Animal in Me by Lan Anh

The Animal in Me by Serena

The Animal in Me by Salina

The Animal in Me by Perseius

The Animal in Me by Perseius

 

The Animal in me by Meysa

The Animal in me by Meysa

 

The Animal in Me by Esera

The Animal in Me by Esera

 

The Animal in Me by Pyus

The Animal in Me by Pyus

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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!

     

 

 

 

 

Grade 1/2 Doodle 4 Google Entries

There was well over 16,500 doodles in this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition. The Google team sent our school a letter thanking all the students for choosing to be involved in this year’s competition. They wanted to pass on a huge congratulations to all the students who entered for showing their passion, talent and wonderful ideas.  Although not everyone could be chosen as a finalist they were in awe by the wonderful talent and effort that had gone into every doodle they received.  ” A big thanks to all the St Albans East Primary School’s doodlers!”  Here are some of our grade 1/2 school finalists:

ByTina
By Jackie

By Viti
By Mohammad

By Sasa

By ShaylaBy Rohith
By AzariaBy Seius
By VyBy Truc-TuyenBy Jerry

By HenryBy LindzyBy KristyBy RebeccaBy VyvyanBy ThinhBy CassieBy AnnaBy YvonneBy Andrew