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 year students from year five have a wonderful opportunity to work with visiting artist Jo Trevathan. This six month project will see students making shadow puppets, performing the real life story of the Vietnamese heroines The Trung Sister at the Bowery Theatre, St Albans as part of ‘The St Albans Festival of Families’.
Students have already started making the shadow puppets during the arts classes. Here a few students creating their masterpieces!
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!
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!
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.