Sunday 17 August 2014

Warm Suns / Cool Moons

A lovely, easy projects for Year 1-3's. It fits in nicely between other, larger projects and is a great way to reinforce their knowledge of warm and cool colours. These samples come from two of my Year Two students.
Aika - Year 2
Josh - Year 2

Thursday 17 July 2014

Tour Posters for Sam Buckingham

My Year 6/7 students created some music tour posters for local musician, Sam Buckingham I love the results! My artists are: Angel, Josh, Olivia, Sam, Shylynne, Susan and Yashil.

Boab Trees

Our Boab Tree project was completed by a Year 3/4 class and were inspired by sunsets, Gustav Klimt and Aboriginal dot painting. My artists are: Dani, Katie, Keishin, Liam, Ruby and Sze-Ying.

Artist Response

Project Background: Our lovely friends at the Big Kids Magazine gave us some copies of their gorgeous magazine for my students to work with. In each copy, an artist print is included. Our artist was Meredith Gaston. After looking closely at the artwork and discussing its different features, the students then drew their response to her artwork. I emphasised that this was very different from 'copying' her work, but instead, finding something in the work that they were interested in and using that as inspiration.

Your Project: Select one of the following Australian Artists or choose one of your own:
-Ben Quilty
-Charles Blackman
-Bronwyn Bancroft
-Esther Stewart

Look closely at the common characteristics across several of your chosen artist's artworks. This could include things such as colour choices, subject material or how they have composed their image. Create a 'response' artwork. You can choose what art materials you wish to use. Remember this is your own, personal response, rather than a copying your artist's work.

Student Samples;
Marco S

Sunday 15 June 2014

Dragon Eyes

This was a project idea that I have seen a couple of times on Pinterest. It was hugely popular with my Year 2 to Year 5 classes that tried it and a great way to practice blending their inks. We first drew our eyes in pencil and then outlined with a black wax crayon. Colour was added using ink and students had the option to also add a small amount of glitter.
Noha - Year 4/5
Alex - Year 4/5
Ashton - Year 4/5
Cooper - Year 4/5
Ella - Year 4/5
Gigi - Year 3
Jasmin - Year 4/5
Indigo - Year 2
Jasper G - Year 4/5
Grace - Year 4/5
Lilly - Year 4/5
Maggie - Year 4/5
Swarup - Year 4/5

Clay and Glass Jewellery

I gave my Year 6 and 7's a fairly open ended clay project to create a piece of jewellery or an ornament. They also had the option of adding a glass element to their piece (we do this by adding a glass marble during the glaze firing). I am so impressed by their originality and creativity. These are just some of the results so far. More photos coming soon!

Thursday 29 May 2014

Sidney Nolan Inspired Ned Kelly projects

I have done a Sidney Nolan inspired oil pastel project before. This time, we took it a step further and after finishing our oil pastel artworks, we also created some Nolan inspired Ned Kelly's out of clay. I love the results and how different they all look! This was a Year 5 class and my artists are: Shreya, Timnit, Noah, Maggie, Lyla, Lucy and Jasmine.

Clay Planter Pockets

These planter pockets are made by using two thin slabs of clay. Don't forget the add a hole at the top to hang the planter and two or three holes at the bottom for drainage.