Thursday, 29 November 2012

King Tutankhamen's Portrait

I did this lesson with several classes to go with our school wide theme of Ancient Art. It turned out to be a great skills project (particularly to teach proportion!)




Goldfish to Piranha

This project can be done by all year levels (younger children may need some assistance with folding paper). Older students can add more intricate details and more visual information to their backgrounds.

Watch the YouTube link and follow the instructions to create your fish. There are also some sample pictures below.






Sarcha & Jenna-Lee



Jordanne & Jennifer


Angel (Georgina)



Friday, 16 November 2012

Newest Addition to my Art Room

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and love it. This is my version that just got put up in my art room this week (Thanks Dad!!).


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Textured Clay Leaves

I loved these so much that lots of mine are going to end up as Christmas presents this year!
My Year 4-5 students and I made clay leaves and then added patterns (either by 'drawing' the pattern on with a pencil or using a stamping tool to push a pattern onto the surface). The fired pieces were then glazed.

These could work as purely decorative creations, leave them unglazed and put essential oils on them and hang them in the car or make smaller versions for jewellery.

Can't wait to do more!


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Roll-A-Miro Art Game

There are many versions of this game. I have made my own slightly altered version of it and I am happy for anyone to print it out and use it :0)


I have kept the 'rules' of the game very open - I like the idea of being able to set the parameters depending on the class that I have. I can see this being a nice way to end a school term!

Friday, 2 November 2012

African Necklaces (Paper Plates)

This is one of my favourite projects to do with almost any age primary school class. I love that they all turn out so differently!
They are made using the outer rim of a large paper plate and they are inspired by the beaded necklaces of the Samburu Tribe.