Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beautiful Christmas Tree - Year 5

Last Art session with a Year 5 class. Shakira painted this beautiful tree using metallic paints. I love her technique. It took her around 40 minutes. Amazing artwork Shakira, well done!

Egyptian Sarcophagi - Year 3/4

Found this great idea on someone's blog. Sorry, I can't remember who. It took 3 sessions in total. First we applied paper mache, then painted the bottles white and then the students used permanent markers to draw their designs. We used metallic paints. Prior to drawing, the students studied and viewed Egyptian masks and other sarcopaghi designs. The results were awesome!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...

These beautiful Christmas trees were created in 45 minutes. The children were encouraged to paint the Christmas tree a little different. They painted diagonal brush strokes using vibrant watercolour paint. They were also encouraged to use coloured markers to draw presents and Christmas lights and of course glued glitter on. They were totally engaged and were very proud of their Christmas trees. Well done Preps!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We received a package today in the art room!

How exciting! We just received a package of ATCs from Dolvin Elementary School, Georgia. My 3/4 students were so very excited to receive a card each and learn about a school from the U.S. A. We viewed the website and we discussed similarities and differences. The ATCs depicted the season of autumn. We discussed that in Australia we don't use the word fall but rather autumn. We also discussed that our seasons are at different times of the year. The students wanted to know what time it was in Atlanta. So we discovered that on Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. in Melbourne, in Georgia it was 5.30 p.m. Tuesday night.  I would like to thank Hope Knight and the lovely students from Dolvin Elementary School.
So, here are our ATCs ready to be posted. We have focused on Ancient Egyptian art this term, so we decided to stick to the same theme. Check them out.... they look fantastic!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Walk like an Egyptian!

This term in Year 3/4 the focus has been on Ancient Egyptian Art. 

Most students have enjoyed the experience of studying Egyptian Art. Of course having a most engaging exhibition at our Museum has contributed to the interest in this topic.

 I myself visited the amazing Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum and purchased some goodies. In fact I bought 2 awesome masks that gave me an idea for an art activity.

I traced the masks on cardboard.The students studied Egyptian patterns. They were encouraged to use a combination of oil pastels (including metallic pastels), coloured markers and pencils. I was very pleased with the overall results.