Monthly Archives: July 2014

Exploring The Highs And Lows Of Pitch

As part of the prep exploration of pitch, the preps have been learning the song 5 little Frogs. The song is about frogs jumping around and accidentally falling down a well. Being or rather acting like frogs allows the students to jump high to match the pitch of the song or fall down low. As you can see we have some rather high jumpers.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

As part of the school-wide Artists as Illustrators unit in Visual Arts this term, the Preps have been looking at the picture story book The very hungry caterpillar By Eric Carle. Using acrylic paint, students created abstract paintings that they then cut up to form a caterpillar. The colour, movement, line of the brushstrokes and their use of positive and negative space was truly wonderful. Below are a few snaps of the process from start to finish (the butterflies are on their way!).

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Term 3 In Music

Prep

Exploring Pitch

In Term 3 Prep students will be exploring pitch. Using body movement, voice and tuned percussion instruments, preps will be looking at the role that pitch plays in music. The students will be engaging in a number of games and activities that will help students achieve a deeper understanding of how pitch works.

Grade 1/2 

What’s The Story? Hip Hop and Rhyme:

Grade 1&2 students will be digging deeper into the concepts of rhythm and rhyme. Drawing on their prior knowledge of rhythm and beat from last semester, grade 1&2 students will be exploring rhyme and meter through the musical genre Rap and Hip Hop. The students will then be creating their own Raps and Hip Hop backing track. These creative opportunities will link in with the artists as illustrators focus in art looking at Dr Seuss.

Grades 3/4

Atmospheric Music Using Technology

Drawing from their prior knowledge of film music the grade 3/4 students will be adopting the role of composers to create pieces of music that help portray a certain atmosphere of a particular scene and characterisation. Using music creation software and other technologies students will be working collaboratively to compose a series of short compositions. These compositions will link in with the ‘Artists’ as illustrators work that they will be undertaking in art. Student finished artefacts will be published on the Arts@Bell Blog.

Grades 5/6

Inquiry Into the relationship between materials, sound and aesthetic to create a performance.

This is an exciting term for the Year 5s and 6s and their specialist lessons. Music and Visual Art will be fused to create an in-depth Sound Art Inquiry Project that will span the entirety of Term Three. The students will create sound sculptures and through exploration will develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and sculpture. Through collaboration, individual work, digital-portfolios and culminating in a performance at the end of the term, the students will explore the way in which the line between music and art can be blurred to create a hybrid work of art.

Term 3 in art

Artists as Illustrators Prep – Year 4

Prep

In Term 3 the Preps will be looking at an array of picture storybooks and responding to the illustrations by creating paintings, mixed-media works, sculptures and drawings. Some of the books we will be looking at are Possum Magic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Rainbow Fish.

Year 1 and 2

The Year 1 and 2 students will be looking at the work of Dr. Seuss and creating artworks inspired by his famous book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. They will be exploring the work of Maurice Sendak and making their very own Where the wild things are hand-puppets. Lastly, the students will be exposed to the work of Roy Lichtenstein and will develop self-portraits in the style of the pop art/comic book genre.

Year 3 and 4

This Term is going to be all about Tim Burton for the Year 3s and 4s. Students will be creating their very own spooky silhouette house and learning how to transfer a 2D image into a 3D landscape. After looking at Burton’s character sketches, students will develop their own character with Burton aesthetics, while learning about the way in which illustration conveys meaning without text.

Sound Art Inquiry Project

Year 5 and 6

This is an exciting term for the Year 5s and 6s and their specialist lessons. Music and Visual Art will be fused to create an in-depth Sound Art Inquiry Project that will span the entirety of Term Three. The students will create sound sculptures and through exploration will develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and sculpture. Through collaboration, individual work, digital-portfolios and culminating in a performance at the end of the term, the students will explore the way in which the line between music and art can be blurred to create a hybrid work of art.