November 29, 2018
Prep classes are learning about large shapes and mixing primary colours, with some acrylic painting on large paper.
Year 1 are continuing with their ocean theme and have made some stoneware starfish, after examining photos of real starfish with all their colours, textures and patterns.
Year 2 have taken inspiration from some traditional Aboriginal Rarrk or X-ray paintings on Bark, and have begun paintings of Australian animals in the style, on brown paper, in ochre and earth colours.
Year 3 are looking at insect motels and the works of Andy Goldsworthy and artists that use natural materials. They have started designs for an artwork made from found natural materials such as branches, seed pods, leaves, clay, cork and wood pieces.
Year 5 have finished their owls and have been experimenting with display ideas through photographing their work outside and with painted backdrops.
Year 6 are finishing some fabulous self-portraits in a “Lichtenstein” Pop Art style and are now doing a bit of research into the Archibald Prize.
September 16, 2016
I hope you have a great holiday break.
Next term I am so excited for some grand ideas that we’re going to create in art class. We are planning on making a cardboard city, a history pyramid, homemade jetpacks and 1000 paper cranes just to start with! I am so excited!
What would be helpful is if anyone has any empty cardboard boxes please donate them to the Art room. Any size is welcome – thank you!
Also any empty plastic juice or soft drink bottles are welcome too! We need quite a few so save any that you are using!
Grade 4 Students
Below is a link on how to make a paper crane. The girl in the video scores her paper more than I do, but don’t stress – it is the same technique as you have learn’t – it just has more scoring. If you are interested I fully encourage to you to practice at home. Remember you can always cut an A4 piece of paper down to a square.
(she does more scoring but it is the same technique)
Have a wonderful holiday. Bring in any photos of art you make over the holidays as I love to see your work. I’m looking forward to seeing you all rested and ready to create next term!
February 12, 2015
The Art program needs your help!
A huge thank you to all the families who have already been bringing in their bottle tops, bottles and frames this year. We still need many more of the following items to create some new and wonderful artworks:
- Bottle caps of various sizes and colours – washed,
- Clear plastic bottles up to 2L – washed and labels removed,
- Frames no bigger than 30cm tall/wide,
- Offcuts of materials,
- White old mugs (with minimal or no writing on them).
Children who bring these items will be awarded house points!
December 18, 2014
GEARING UP FOR ART IN 2015
In Term 1, 2015 I will begin various projects including a ceiling display, whole class and recycled artworks and Mother’s Day presents.
For these projects I will need many resources that could be found in your homes! If you are having a clean out over the holidays please collect the following items ready to bring to school next year;
– Bottle caps of various sizes and colours,
– Washed, clear plastic bottles up to 2L,
– Frames no bigger than 30cm tall/wide,
– White old mugs (with minimal or no writing on them).
Thank you to everyone who has been collecting bottle caps, it is greatly appreciated.
Children who bring in items will be awarded house points!
November 6, 2014
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Congratulations to Nic (6Q), Sophie (6D) and Nikita (6Q) who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the ‘Peace, Love and Understanding’ competition! All the grade 6 students discussed and participated in the competition and did a fantastic job showing their understanding of the theme. Thank you to the Blackburn Lions Club for sponsoring the event and for the awards given to the students. Nic’s artwork will go onto the next stage where he will be judged against the winners from other districts.
Good luck Nic!
September 4, 2014
ART AROUND THE WORLD is coming to Laburnum Primary School!
The 2014 Art Show is being prepared ready for the first weekend of Term 4. Please join us in celebrating your children’s artwork while also enjoying the entertainment.
Refer to the below flyer for more details:
Art Show Flyer 2014
Can’t wait to see everyone there!
March 14, 2014
The students have done an amazing job in ART over the first term! Here’s a little snapshot of what each level have been focusing on.
Preps have explored painting and collages and the artist they have focused on this term was Claude Monet.
Grade 1 students have made mini prints by dipping their fingers in ink. They have also shown happy and sad moods through dark and bright colours and looked at patterns in materials.
Grade 2 students have had lots of fun experimenting with food dyes, salt, water and wax as well as learning about the primary and secondary colours.
Grade 3 students began by drawing textures around them and are now creating Fibre Art. They have created looms from sticks and will be weaving in the next lesson.
Grade 4 students began by looking at tints and shades and are now creating self portraits in a monochromatic colour scheme.
Grade 5 students recapped the colour wheel to practise mixing secondary and tertiary colours from only the primary colours. They have also begun looking at Andy Warhol’s artwork and Pop Art to create their next projects.
Grade 6 students began the year by developing their drawing technique and are now casting clay models using one of the following there techniques; pinch pot, slab or coil.
Why not have fun at home and draw, make and create with your children too!
Mrs Maria Wheelton
Grade 2s experimenting with textas and water to create reflections.
Grade 4s creating tones, tints and shades.
Grade 5s mixing the primary colours to make secondary and tertiary colours.
Grade 6s developing drawing techniques.