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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Keith Haring Inspired Paintings

We learnt about the artist Keith Haring and enjoyed exploring his artwork. The students enjoyed viewing and playing on Keith Haring Kids website.
Using their Visual Art diaries they wrote about facts about the artist and then enjoyed drawing Harring inspired images. First the students drew their designs with a Graphite lead pencil, outlined their drawings with either a black Sharpie or black paint. They were encouraged to use vibrant colours. They absolutely enjoyed this project and remained completely focused. Outstanding Art Year 5 students!