Abstract Acrylic Painting on Black Paper
Lesson 2 of 3
As an introduction to the unit of work “Pattern and Abstraction” the students created these artworks using a variety of lines, shapes and colour to construct a painting. They drew with white oil pastels on black paper to create the structure of their composition. They coloured with acrylic paint. The children explored and created their own colours, by using using red, blue, yellow, magenta, and white. They also learnt about the opaqueness of the this type of paint.
The Snail (1952-1953)
By the time that Matisse created The Snail, he was 83 years old and confined to his bed. This semi-abstract work, based on the swirl of a snail shell, was made with the help of assistants who painted bits of paper in colours chosen by Matisse which the artist would then arrange.The work is large, nearly three metres square, and showcases Matisse’s brilliance at harmonising disparate colours and shapes so that the blocks of colour appear to float, as though always in motion.
The children created these collages …
This year some of our students will be creating animations, videos or games for a National Competition. This year’s theme is REFLECTION.
This is a video that I made to show my students an example of addressing the theme.
I shot this with my iPhone. Airdrop files to iPad. Edit in iMovie. Export to Dropbox, You Tube and Vimeo.
The actors and voices, are my daughter and her friend, both called Violet.
It is down at the local creek one lazy morning. The sounds are from nature.
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
Official Clip for Hudson and Troop – Stop Motion Kaleidoscopic Fun.
The official music video for ‘Against The Grain’ from emerging Melbourne indie-folk artist Hudson sees him collaborate with film maker/animator/VJ Dropbear (aka Jonathan Chong), producing a vibrant and colourful clip based around a mainstay from our humble artistic efforts throughout childhood – coloured pencils.
Projections for ‘Thea’ Directed, Filmed and Edited by Lisa Gunning
Director of Photography – Kenny Evans