As part of the 1/2’s Self-Portrait unit we looked at the artworks of Paul Klee. Inspired by his use of shape and colour we created these Self-Portrait Collages using tissue paper pasted over our Self-portrait drawings.
As part of our Painting unit, Grade 5/6 Students looked at both modern and traditional Aboriginal artworks. We also read traditional aboriginal dreamtime stories including stories about the Honey Ant. Inspired by these Aboriginal stories and artworks students used Acrylic paint to paint their images of Uluru. Images of the Honey Ant are included in their paintings.
Do you prefer traditional or modern Aboriginal Artwork?
For their textiles unit this term 5/6 students looked at the work of textile artist Tukashi Murakami to help inspire them to create their own Plushie Toys. They looked at the different colours and shapes he uses when creating his plush toys and then designed and created their own Plushies using felt.
Have you seen any of Tukashi Murakami’s artwork before?
If you Google his artwork you might be surprised at how many images
5/6 Students have been exploring the use of paint to create movement in their artworks. Inspired by the artist Vasily Kandinsky students collected photographs of different flowers to create a collage. Using the colours of the flowers as inspiration the students then painted a background for their collage. The brushstrokes used to paint the background give the appearance of movement around the flowers.
Students in 3/4 & 5/6 have been learning about the abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky. we created different artworks inspired by the artist using the techniques of collage, painting and textiles. To introduce the artist to students we read the book The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock. You can listen to the story here:
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!