The various body parts of the mini beasts (body, wings, legs, stingers, pinchers) were made from aluminum wire to make an armature. This armature was covered with tissue paper and cellogel (wall paper paste) – at least three to five layers. The following week when the paste had dried the mini beast body parts were hot glued together. The children then added extra patterning with paint pens.
Abstract Acrylic Painting on Black Paper
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 cool red, magenta, cobalt blue, warm yellow and white. They also learnt about the opaqueness of the this type of paint.
We have been using the Art Studio app app on the iPads lately.
This is a great tutorial on how to create a cartoon portrait using “layers”.
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.
In Term 4 we will be looking at the artist Keith Haring, an American artist from the early 1980’s.
and a great online resource …
Art Teacher, Kelly McFadzen, from Singapore American School – elementary (primary) made this video. A lesson she did with her Grade 5 students on their iPads. Their School would like to do an collaboration and art exchange with our School.
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Tricia Fuglestad, is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. She is the NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, was honored with a Teacher of Distinction Title from the Golden Apple Foundation in 2012.
The 2016 Competition
Entries open: Monday 1 August, 2016
Entries close: Monday 19 September 2016 (5pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time)
We’re pleased to announce that the theme for Screen It 2016 is… Mystery!
What is Screen It?
Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Think you can match Shaun Tan in the animation stakes? Want to show off your skills as a videogame developer? Then get ready to enter this year’s Screen It competition for your chance to create something amazing and win some awesome prizes!
Every year, hundreds of students across the nation enter Screen It – ACMI’s epic moving image competition for Primary and Secondary school students. Screen It is designed to educate, encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers. It’s fun and, best of all, it’s free!
Videoconferences and Resources
To find out more about the theme and entry categories, check out our Screen It videoconferences.
Download the Screen It Interactive Gateway for a comprehensive guide to the competition.
Download the Screen It 2016 Theme Kit – Mystery.
Download the Screen It 2016 Production Resource Kit.