Tag Archives: collage

Koi pond relief works

Over three weeks the Preps created these beautiful koi pond relief artworks. During the making of this work, students learnt how to trace templates (as adults and accomplished students, we take for granted that Preps have never experienced tracing and other skills) and build upon their fine-motor skills such as cutting and painting. It was lovely to hear students getting excited and saying “Chelsea, I just realised the koi are all warm colours!!!” (so those lessons on warm and cool colours did sink in!).

A Chinese Dragon by the Preps!

As part of our Asian Art unit this semester, the Preps have created this amazing large-scale Chinese dragon work. Through expression and play-based art, students created an abstract dragon scale using watercolours, coloured paper and gold tissue paper. The focus was to introduce art making in a way that allowed the students to express themselves, whilst they learnt about abstraction, colour and texture. If you would like to see this work, please visit the display board outside the art room. Enjoy!

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Pop Art portraits by Grade 5/6

To finish off the year, the Grade 5/6s looked at Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe print. As we didn’t have enough time to print, the students painted different coloured backgrounds and then photocopied their original drawing onto coloured paper to create these works. They look terrific!

Prep’s make Thiebaud inspired cupcakes!

Keeping with the Pop Art theme in art this term, the Preps looked at Wayne Thiebaud’s cupcake paintings. Using water colour paints, they created abstract paintings, which they used later on to make the topping of their cupcake. In making these works, students learnt about abstraction, colour and shape. These works are on display in the corridor as you walk into the school foyer – enjoy!

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Grade 1/2 monster sketches

Over the past three weeks the Grade 1/2s have looked at Sendak’s book Where the wild things are and have been creating hand puppets inspired by the illustrations. We started out with some developmental sketches. Students then picked their favourite image and made that into their hand puppet. Here are a few snaps of their wonderful sketches – enjoy!

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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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Having a hoot of a time!

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.

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