The Year Ones have made colourful abstract patterned masks. They started with pre-made paper mache’ masks and collaged tissue paper using cellogel, a paper mache’ glue. When dry, they decorated them with paint-pens. They used iPads and the app Drawing Pad to create their masks and patterns digitally.
I am in the process of compiling .jpg images of some students work for BOT, an online and e-book exhibition of children responding to the theme Robots. This project is co-ordinated by Matt Cauthron, an American Art Teacher. Visit the website http://studentcreative.org to see current and previous STUDENT CREATIVE GLOBAL ART CHALLENGES.
My Year One’s have been creating robot-like masks while working with iPads. Is technology turning us into robots?
In Term 1, the children learn how Human Movement can be used in artwork. The human form is one of the most interesting and rewarding subjects an artist can draw and yet one of the most difficult. These works were created on iPads using the art app Art Studio. Firstly, the children took photos of themselves or others in an action pose. These photos were imported into the app and a “layer” created over the top of the image. The children drew on this “layer” until they had completed their drawing. The photo is then deleted and their tracing drawing remains. This is work from the first two lessons.
The artist Fernand Léger will be viewed, discussed and used as inspiration, especially his circus and carnival artwork from the 1950’s.
The students have been exploring how to create, brightly coloured, patterned and abstracted faces. They created the face using a continuous line, not taking their marker pen off the paper. A variety of shapes were created within the face and these were coloured in with fluorescent textas. Extra patterning may have also been added.
The Nike Swoosh logo was created by Caroline Davidson in 1971 for only $35 yet it is still a strong, memorable logo. It is simple, fluid and fast and represents the wing in the famous statue of the Greek Goddess of victory, Nike – perfect for a sporting apparel business.
Before designing a logo, we must understand what it is, what it represents and what is it suppose to do. It is not just a creative symbol or piece of art. It reflects a business’s brand using shape, fonts, colour and images.
5 Principles of Effective Logo Design: Simple-Memorable-Timeless-Versatile-Appropriate
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.