More Landscapes Grade 5J

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5J have just finished their Aussie Landscapes and the results are terrific.

Some of the students really got the technique for adding pastels in a relaxed way. They created depth of colour and highlights in their work.

It takes quite a while to get all the art projects finished as we work on a two week rotation.



This art work on the right has a touch of Van Gough to it with the curved lines throughout the work.IMG_0841

Comparing art.

IMG_0840 IMG_0839 IMG_0838 IMG_0837 Grade 4 students have been comparing and contrasting art works featuring the Sydney Opera House. Artists we looked at included-Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith. Ken Done and Marie Jonsson Harrison.

Students found lots of similarities and differences. They talked about colour, brush strokes, time of day and objects featured in the paintings.

Here are a few samples of their venn diagrams. One group compared 3 of the paintings all at once.IMG_0836

Grade 3 Annie Sandano Prints

IMG_0785 IMG_0784 IMG_0783 IMG_0782 IMG_0781 Grade 3 students created gorgeous art based on the work of New Zealand print maker Annie Sandano. Annie works with wood to produce her detailed printing blocks.

We pressed our designs of Australian birds into foam and then printed them.

The students then created lovely geometric patterns with paper cutting to make the floral designs that surround the birds.

Here a few examples but all the work was terrific.

Check them out on display at school.












One of Annie’s original prints.





More maps.

6M have added more colour to their maps with some exciting results. You really need to let the art work take you along for the journey.

IMG_0778IMG_0779We still need to add drawings and collage to make each map individual and show their ideas about Australia.  IMG_0777

Students suggested sporting places, animals, plants and places they have been. Adding words and even the flag would work well.