Over 6 weeks, the Preps have been working hard at creating beautifully coloured and detailed rosellas. First we learnt how to draw them, students then learnt how to use water-colour paints and lastly, Preps had the opportunity to use oil pastels on their birds’ wings to add pattern and colour. As well as the birds, the Preps have been collaborating to make a large mural, which their birds will be placed on, when the work is displayed in early Term 2. This project was a great one for exposing students to a variety of different art media. There are some photos below of their wonderful artworks – full of character, charm and skill!
Over the past 6 weeks, the Grade 1/2s have been looking at Gondi Tribal Art from India. Students started by drawing some developmental sketches of deer and birds. From these sketches, the students picked their favourite design and created a drawing using textas. The drawings were intricately detailed, vibrant and full of character. To see this display, visit the front entrance.
Following on from the owl collages, the Preps created these stunning peacock developmental sketches and finished collaged works. For the tail feathers, the students created patterns on dispersing paper with textas and then we used water to make the colours bleed into one another.
At the beginning of this term the Preps created these delightful owl collages. During class time we looked at different pictures of owls and discussed their features, read owl stories and I ran a series of guided drawing workshops to help the students feel confident to create their owl works. These wonderful works are housed in their art journals.