Each year there is a competition for students to design the logo for their Year Jacket they each receive as a memento of their time in the Junior School.
All Year 6 students designed a logo.
Over 260 were submitted by 78 students across Year 6.
From these, 5 members of staff edit it down to The Final Three.
All students in Year then have a secret ballot vote from these final 3 to determine which logo will adorn their Year Jacket.
The Year 4 students have been exploring and creating “gliches” in the iPad artwork.
Glitches are the frustrating byproduct of technology gone awry. Wildly scrambled images, frozen blue screens, and garbled sounds signify moments where we want to throw our expensive computer products out the window. Many artists and programmers, however, have embraced these crisis moments and discovered beauty in the glitch. By hacking familiar systems, they intentionally cause glitches, and manipulate them to create art. Enjoying the aesthetics of technological mistakes defies the notion that technology and entertainment has to be a seamless experience. Most importantly, glitch artists reveal a certain soulfulness that emerges when complex streams of information, visual media, and our own lives converge in the chaos of the glitch.
How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
We all love broken things. WAIT WHAT?! Yes, you read that correctly. You may have noticed this thing called “glitch”, where people purposely push machines to malfunction, creating fascinating “mistakes”. But instead of being frustrated and disdainful of these errors (like we usually do when our technology fails mid-workflow, grrr) we find them to be bizarrely beautiful! Why are we so interested in these images, music, or objects that are structurally or formally broken? Watch the episode and find out!
The children of Year 6 had the great opportunity to work with our Artist in Residence in the Junior School, Kaye Clancy. Kaye is a renowned ceramic artist in Australia. She has work in the collections of numerous public galleries in Australia. In Term 3 and 4, the children learnt new skills, techniques, and processes and extended on their hand-building experiences to construct clay self-portraits with decorative frames. The children were introduced to exiting ways to finish and decorate their work with slips, coloured underglazes, and earthernware overglazes. These finished clay works have been combined into a collaborative wall mural artwork that is displayed at the Junior School as a memento of the Year 6 class of 2014.
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to add color to a child’s black and white life.
to help children see things in a new way such as the white space around a letter.
to strive for the moment when my class finds its rhythm.
so I can enjoy the tangents children bring to a lesson I thought I had figured out.
to try and know what it is like to walk in another’s shoes.
to keep a child-like wonder about life.
to make a difference in the world one child at a time.
Basically, it’s a matter of painting, adding tape, painting, taking some or all the tape off, adding more tape, painting more, taking some or all the tape off, adding more tape, more painting, and on and on. At the end, the last layer of tape is removed to reveal the layered designs. It’s simple, but very, very effective. We painted acrylic on canvas boards. The students had a great time seeing the results when it came time to take off the last pieces of tape.
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.