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.
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.
The Year 4 students have been exploring and creating “gliches” in the iPad artwork.
Adventure Time – Season 5 Episode 15 – A Glitch Is a Glitch
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 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.