Here are some samples of the student’s Joan Miro’s ‘Birds and Insect’ paintings
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 wonderful 60th birthday Celebration we had on Saturday the 22nd October. Despite the horrid weather it was lovely to see the community visit our school. Again our very talented students produced excellent artwork for all to enjoy at our Art Show. Well done SAEPS, Mrs Price and I are so very proud of you all.
This week during the grade 1/2 students read a delightful picture story book titled “Mix it Up!” By Henri Tullet. It’s a great way to learn how we mix colours to make new colours.
Here it is again:
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?
This week students have watched this YouTube clip of the wonderful picture story book titled ‘Beautiful Opps’ by Barney Saltzberg. It reminds us all that sometimes making a mistake in Art can be a wonderful thing.
This term students from grades 1/2 and 3/4 are participating In Visual Arts lessons for the rest of the year. Students will be creating lots of exciting things and developing their artistic skills in areas such as drawing, textiles, painting and collage.
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 from home. Don’t forget to make sure your child’s name is on their Smock and bring it along to the next art lesson.
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).