Thursday 30 May 2013

Mini Mona Lisa's

This was originally just meant to be an end of term, finishing off kind of project. But, they turned out so well and I was so impressed with the kids designs, that we created a Mini Mona Lisa Art Gallery! Here are just some examples....

Abby - Year 7

Cheyenne - Year 7

Hannah.C - Year 7

Clay Patterned Jars

This project began by rolling out some white clay and then 'drawing' on it with rolled out lengths of terracotta clay. The finished design is then lightly rolled over to press it into the surface. The slab is then wrapped around a cardboard tube, a base is added and then the cardboard tube is removed.

More Pinch Pot Animals....

Today, instead of being in the classroom, I got to play with clay ALL day with a group of other art and classroom teachers!
We started of by revisiting simple pinch pot ideas and having a go a creating some animals. Here are some of the results.

This was the process for getting the frog started:

Saturday 4 May 2013

Glorious Holidays......

So, this isn't exactly an art post....but, I thought I would share some photographs (another big passion of mine), that I took at this year's Fairbridge Folk Festival. For anyone living in Western Australia, it's definitely worth checking out!! Fairbridge Festival Website

Nicky Bomba's Bustamento

John Butler