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.
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. Then they decorated them with paint pens.
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 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.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is curated by Nicholas Cullinan, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nicholas Serota, Director with Flavia Frigeri, Assistant Curator, Tate and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York by Jodi Hauptman, Curator, Department of Drawings, and Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator
Tate Modern Gallery
17 April – 7 September 2014
The children created these collages …
Andy Warhol (1928 –1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisements that flourished by the 1960s.
View the following slide show
Create on the iPad a self-portrait artwork in the style of Andy Warhol.
Screen It! is an annual competition run by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Over the last few years children with some experience in Animation and a passion for it from Years 3 to 6 have been encouraged to consider being involved in this long term project.
This years theme is: Reflection. Children are encouraged to complete a 1 to 3 minute animation on this general theme.
Projects are due in the middle of September.
Meetings with interested students will take place with staff mentors being provided for each participant.
A sample of entries from the past.
OT – Year 4
An animation made with 2simple software about the Multicultural history of Australia.
Double click on image to see animation in new screen.