Recently we had a beautiful exhibition of student work on display at the Lilydale Show.
It was a great opportunity to show off our work and the wide variety of work that we create here.
Well done to all the students who had work in the exhibition.
Maybe you can spot some of your work?
It has been quite some time since posting new artwork but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been super busy creating lots of new work. So far we have made art based on Van Gough, check out the Sunflowers by grade 1, looked at work by Picasso with grade 6 with some superb results and made work based on the Canadian artist Sandra Silberzweig with grade 4.
We have also studied David Hockney, Jeffrey Smart, Joan Miro, looked at colour and organic shapes at is only August. That’s heaps really!
Currently we are doing lots of weaving and even try to learn to freeform crochet.
Beautiful work from grade 4 based on Aurora Australis or The Southern Lights. Students have been studying space in the class room so this was a great opportunity to add some colour to Space!
We used paint scraping, pastel and they made gorgeous penguins to go on the ice.
Every year Grade 6 completes a Graduation Bear. We always have a theme, this year it was ‘what I want to be when I grow up’.
We had sporting bears, mounted police, scientists, singers, marine biologist, surfers just to name a few.
It is a big job for Grade 6 to sew all the outfits but the final results always look great
We are close to finishing our Hundertwasser panels and they are looking beautiful.
We still have to add little 3D faces.
After visiting Hundertwasser’s wonderful museum and village in Vienna it was a great opportunity to bring this amazing artist and architect to the students.
All the students from prep to Grade 5 are studying his wonderful art, architecture and philosophy. We have looked for onion domes, hidden faces, contour lines, mini houses and lovely colours in his work and this has inspired grade 3 and 4 to paint large collaborative murals.
Hundertwasser is a keen conservationist and believes that artists should be inspired by nature.
Developing fine motor coordination has been a big focus and what better way than sewing, weaving, wrapping and tying.
Grade 1 and 2 created delightful pocket pals. They stitched onto the hessian and decorated with beads and buttons.
Next the students had to design and cover their pals and the finished pieces are beautiful. The students could explain why it was important to develop these skills and when they might use them.
Grade 3 produced some terrific woven trees combing a number of steps and skills. There was quite a lot of problem solving involved. We discussed what skills we were developing and how we could build on these skills in the future.
Third term is usually textile time and the grade 4s have been working hard to create felt Vikings. some are finished and other have finishing touches still to do. We will end up with close to 100 Vikings, what a sight!
Grade 5 have been decorating and sewing cup cakes which make a real feast for the eye when displayed together. Some of the keen sewers have put quite a lot of detail into the decorations.
These cup cakes look good enough to eat!