Students throughout the school are busy making a variety of Artist Books. We have concertina folded books, paint, stencil, fold and collage books, pop up books and tunnel books.
Grade 6 are taking it one step further and designing their own ‘Lost Thing’ based on the work of Australian author/ illustrator Shaun Tan.
Here are a few samples that are currently under construction.
Plans and sample for the concertina books.
Mini collage books under construction.
Sample of a tunnel book.
Tunnel books from Grade 4 nearly ready to put together.
Here we have a few dolls created by the art extension group that meet Friday afternoons. The students created a no sew doll by making a wire frame, wrapping this with wadding and then covering the framework with fabrics, ribbons, leather and wool.
Grade 5 are still working on their Da Vinci inventions and they are looking fabulous.
Have a look at them on Open Night.
Students all over the school are working on some variation of paper craft skills.
Great for fine motor development, technology skills and thinking creatively these projects have been designed to enable students to develop skills in joining, folding, cutting, making movable parts and 3d work.
These kind of activities also develop language skills as the students love to make up a story about their work.
Here are a few samples from grade 1 and 2.
You will see this work all over the school!
Grade 4 students have been busy looking at art works of Sydney Harbour. They have used the painting technique of Australian artist Grace Cossington Smith to create their own stunning paintings.
Students were only allowed 2 or 3 colours plus white and were amazed at the myriad of colours and shades they could create.
Some of the paintings started to look like beautiful Persian rugs and some become almost abstract.
I will post more pics soon.
Grade 3 have made some fantastic insects using dyes, rock salt and paint.
Firstly they drew 3 body parts for their insect design.
Next they painted the body and then very carefully painted dye around the edge. Rock salt was placed on top of the dye which draws the moisture up and makes wonderful patterns in the dye.
Once it was all dry the students made marks to decorate their insects.
Check them out in the school passage. They make a colourful display.
Great work grade 3.
It has taken all term, mainly because we only have art once a fortnight, but we finally have some finished grade 6 work.
The ‘My Australia’ maps have come up well and feature lots of techniques. Paint, collage, ink, dyes, frottage using leaves, watercolour pencils and paint.
The students then added drawings and collage to show important parts of Australia and make the map more individual.
Some of the items they included were animals, sports, famous places, places they have been or would like to visit.
It really has been very experimental and all about the journey and having a go.
Grade 1 students have been looking at the colourful work of Australian artist Ken Done.
The students had a go at creating a harbour view with lots of colour. They also included a 3d element by adding extra pictures on foam backing to make them stand out from the background.
Some really fun results.