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Grade 3’s Art Message

Hi Grade 3 students and families! This is Anna. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Art work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 3 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your art learning this term and hope you have a wonderful week!

Below are some photos of our finished Term 1 artwork. Students first discussed the visual conventions of artist Piet Mondrian and made a similar artwork, then adapted the visual conventions to come up with their own abstract style. Students who did not finish will get a little finishing off time when we return to face to face teaching, then they can take them home!

Grade 2’s Art Message

Hi Grade 2 students and families! This is Anna. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Art work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 2 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your art learning this term and hope you have a wonderful week!

Below are some photos of our wonderful Term 1 artwork on display at school. Students did an incredible job of working safely with wire and pliers! Students will be able to take their Alexander Calder inspired Kinetic Mobiles home when we return to face to face teaching!

Grade 1’s Art Message

Hi Grade 1 students and families! This is Anna. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Art work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 1 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your art learning this term and hope you have a wonderful week!

Below are some photos of our wonderful Term 1 artwork on display at school. Students did an incredible job of working safely with wire and pliers! Students will be able to take their Alexander Calder inspired Kinetic Mobiles home when we return to face to face teaching!

Prep’s Art Message

Hi Prep students and families! This is Anna. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Art work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Prep questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your art learning this term and hope you have a wonderful week!

Below are some photos of our wonderful Term 1 artwork on display at school. Students will be able to take their Kandinsky inspired Concentric Circles artwork and their Composition 8 artwork home when we return to face to face teaching!

 

Thankyou!

Hi everyone I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather we have had over the school holidays!

I just posted a little test to see if we can post videos our blog-so thank you to the families who let me know they could view it! I have taken it down again as we need to tweak things a little more and we will be posting more content tomorrow!

 

 

Term 1, 2020: What’s been happening in Art?

Preps

This term Preps have been welcomed into Art with lots of exploratory activities introducing them to different materials and techniques such as painting with water colour. They are being introduced to the ‘elements of art’ of line, shape and colour through viewing various examples of Abstract Art. Students are learning about the possibilities of connecting art and music when they delve into the work of artist Wassily Kandinsky. They will also create an artwork inspired by the artist Paul Klee.

Grades 1 & 2

 This term in Art, Grade 1 and 2 students will examine and discuss different examples of Abstract Art and Abstract Expressionism from the early 20th Century and make artworks informed by these conversations. Students will learn about different sculptural techniques and make a kinetic sculpture inspired by Alexandre Calder. They will also have a chance to deepen their knowledge of colour mixing when creating a painting inspired by Mark Rothco.

Grades 3 & 4

 It’s all about exploring Abstract Art in Term 1. Through whole-class discussions, Grade 3 and Grade 4 students have been exploring the visual conventions (such as balance, contrast and movement) used to create the well-known style of artists such as Piet Mondrian. They will now design ways to modify the style to create their own artwork. We will look at Jackson Pollack later in the term.

Grades 5 & 6

What is the purpose of Abstract Art? Grade 5 and 6 students will explore this question and others as we investigate Abstract Art and Abstract Expressionism from the early 20th Century in Term 1. Students will identify the visual conventions used in artworks by Georgia O’Keeffe and Sonia Delaunay and then apply these ideas in their own creations.

…some photos from Term 4, 2019

Last year’s Grade 1’s and 2’s looked at the work of contemporary artist Kate Shaw. Students made their own panoramic landscapes using paint pouring effects. Students also practiced collaboration when they created panoramic landscape drawings in groups. Here are some photos of what they created:

Some of the finished individual artworks…

Students paint pouring & assembling their individual artwork:

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The finished collaborative panoramic drawings:

 

Students working on their collaborative drawings:

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BSEM in Art

We have been using some of the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) tools such as the Ready-to-Learn scale in Art. During initial instructions, students show with 1, 2, or 3 fingers how ready they are to start their learning in Art. During independent learning, students then have an opportunity to use a ready to learn strategy or talk through an issue with the teacher.

Work in progress…. Grade 1& 2

This week students dressed up and acted out hitting a piñata. Students will use these photos as a reference for their drawing when creating their own artworks.

To get inspiration Grade 1 and 2 students have watched a video about a family that makes and sells piñatas in Mexico.

While the main focus was looking at the imagery, we also read some of the subtitles and discovered the most expensive piñata was 600 pesos. How much is that in Australian dollars? You can answer in the comments section!