This term the grade 3/4 students explored the artworks of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (sometimes referred as the polka dot artist). They made pinch pots similar to the artist’s pumpkin sculptures.
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:
This year I will be taking grades 3/4 & 5/6 students for Visual Arts on a Monday or Tuesday for terms 1 & 2 and for Performing Arts during terms 3 & 4.
This year in Visual Arts, your child will be creating lots of exciting things and developing their artistic skills in areas such as drawing, modelling, construction and printing.
In Performing Arts the students will be engaging in various drama and music activities.
To help your child keep their school uniform clean, please make sure your child has an Art Smock. An Art Smock can be bought from shops such as Target or Kmart or you could use an old shirt. Don’t forget to make sure your child’s name is on their Smock!
In the Art Room we are always looking for things from home we can use for our artworks. Some things we always need in the Art Room are:
- Scraps of material
- Wool, buttons
- Magazines / newspaper
If you have any of these at home that you no longer need please feel free to bring them in.
I look forward to an exciting year in The Arts. Please feel free to see me on a Monday or Tuesday and have a look at the wonderful work we will be creating!
Chào MØng ñ‰n V§i “NghOE ThuÆt”
Xin chào, tôi là Vinza Armocida, tôi dåy môn MÏ ThuÆt cho h†c sinh L§p 3/4 và 5/6 vào ThÙ Hai ho¥c ThÙ Ba trong h†c kÿ 1&2 và dåy môn NghOE ThuÆt Trình DiÍn trong h†c kÿ 3&4.
Næm nay trong ChÜÖng Trình MÏ ThuÆt, con cûa quí vÎ së sáng tåo ra nhiŠu tác phÄm lš thú và phát tri‹n kÏ næng nghOE thuÆt cûa em nhÜ vë, xây d¿ng mô hình và in. Trong môn NghOE ThuÆt Trình DiÍn các em së tham gia nhiŠu sinh hoåt khác nhau vŠ kÎch và nhåc.
ñ‹ giúp cho ÇÒng phøc con cûa quí vÎ không bÎ vÃy bÄn, vui lòng bäo Çäm con cûa quí vÎ có Art Smoke (Áo Choàng). Art Smoke có th‹ mua tØ nh»ng cºa tiOEm nhÜ Target ho¥c Kmart ho¥c cÛng có th‹ sº døng áo sÖ mi cÛ. ñØng quên vi‰t tên cûa con lên Art Smoke!
Trong Phòng MÏ ThuÆt chúng tôi lúc nào cÛng cÀn nh»ng thÙ tØ nhà mà chúng tôi có th‹ sº døng trong môn MÏ thuÆt. Nh»ng thÙ mà chúng tôi luôn cÀn nhÜ :
Len, khuy nút
Tåp chí/báo cÛ
N‰u quí vÎ có nh»ng thÙ này ª nhà mà không cÀn Ç‰n chúng n»a vui lòng mang Ç‰n cho chúng tôi.
Tôi mong mÕi có m¶t næm dåy MÏ ThuÆt thÆt lš thú. Xin ÇØng ngÀn ngåi g¥p tôi vào ThÙ Hai ho¥c ThÙ Ba và Ç‹ m¡t coi nh»ng tác phÄm tuyOEt v©i mà các em së sáng tåo!
The artist Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.
During the term 4 student studied his style and enjoyed his artwork, especially the ‘Dancing People’ which were one of Keith Haring repeated symbols in his artwork. Students created their own ” Dancing People” and painted them in bright bold colours.
The grade 1/2 students watched this video of the famous Spanish artist Joan Miro. They then tried to use some of his techniques and painted their own ‘Birds and Insects’ painting.
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.
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.
This term in Visual Arts we have created artworks with the focus of India. We have drawn the Taj Mahal using fine line markers with a food dye wash and designed an Indian Elephant showcasing Indian decorative patterns and colour. We have just started to create our 3D Indian dolls……..
What was your favourite thing you did this term? Tell me all about it. What do you want to learn more about in Visual Arts next term?
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!
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).