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

Term 4 Visual Arts

What a busy term we have ahead.  This term in Visual Arts students will begin with focusing on the area of painting, using the element of colour and building on their painting skills and using brushes.  Students will following some wonderful artists as inspiration for their artworks.

This is also reminder to all students the importance of bringing an Art Smock next week to class.

Sneak preview of up and coming Artshow!

SAVE THE DATE:

Next term St. Albans East is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary on Saturday the 22nd October. As part of the celebrations we are also having an Art Show.  Here is a sneak peak from grades 1 to 4 artwork that will be on display.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Textiles by 1/2

Textiles by 1/2

Grade 1/2 Moon Face Masks drawings

Grade 1/2 Textiles

Textiles by 1/2

Textiles by 1/2

Textiles by 1/2

Textiles by 1/2

The beginnings of our Indian dolls by 3/4

The beginnings of our Indian dolls by 3/4

The beginnings of our Indian dolls by 3/4

The beginnings of our Indian dolls by 3/4

 

Funga Alafia Song

The students have enjoyed learning the song ‘Funga Alafia’ which is an African song from Ghana. It is a song of welcome and of opening the heart and sharing what you have. We often start our Performing Arts lesson with this song!

Song actions:

Funga: touch head with both hands (with my thoughts I greet you)

Alafia: outstretch arms

Ah-shay: touch mouth with both hands (with my words I greet you)

Ah-shay: outstretch arms

Funga: touch heart with both hands (with my heart I greet you)

Alafia: outstretch arms

Ah-shay: stroke back of arm between hand and elbow for 2 beats

Ah-shay: repeat for the other arm (I have nothing up my sleeve).

 

My Friend Fuzzy

This week in Performing Arts the grade 1/2 students made a paper pop up puppet of Fuzzy to help them perform the song ‘My Friend Fuzzy’. Here are the words to song to help you remember.

‘My Friend Fuzzy’

Verse

My friend Fuzzy sleeps all day,

But when night-time comes he loves to play,

He waits ’till everyone is fast asleep,

Then out of his box Fuzzy does peep. He shakes his head and licks his lips,

He blinks his eyes and wiggles his hips,

Taps his nose and gives a sideways glance,

Then Fuzzy pops up (sound effect: whooooop) ’cause it’s time to dance.

Chorus

And he dances and dances all around, And he dances and dances all around, And he dances and dances all around,

And he dances and dances ’till the early morn,

But now he’s tired and he has a big yawn,

He stretches his arms up to the sky, T

hen he pops down (sound effect: ‘whooooop’) and blows a kiss goodbye.

 

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.

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh

During semester 2 the students from Prep and 1/2 created art works inspired by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.

The Prep/One students worked together and created a beautiful textile collage of the famous painting The Sunflowers’.


The One/Two students created drawings of the ‘Starry Night’ onto their clay plaques. Well Done prep/one/two students!


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!