Grade 4 geometry birds

IMG_0765Grade 4 have been working hard on their beautiful Australian birds.

We started by sketching up the chosen bird and then using a ruler to make straight lines and sharp corners- lots of geometry in this art project.

Next the students added line work to their birds and used water colour pencils to add colour. Here are a few lovely works, some finished others almost done.IMG_0766IMG_0764







Students were asked to think about their colour combinations. A rainbow of colours or a limited palette. All effective and all beautiful.

Perhaps a few budding graphic artists!IMG_0767

Australia map grade 6

IMG_0751 IMG_0755 Grade 6 students have been creating a mixed media map of Australia.

We started with water soluble graphite pencil followed by dyes and ink.

Next session was adding their choices of paint, water pencil, water paints, frottage and collage.

Now they need to think about adding more detail and specific features of Australia. This could be words, drawings, collage. There really is no limit except timeIMG_0753

Hooray we have an art blog!

IMG_0756It is very exciting to have our own art blog where we can show all the amazing art created by the students at Meps.

We have started the year with ‘Australia’ as our overall theme. Preps have been looking at the primary colours and creating art based on the wattle, waratah and royal blue bell.

Grade 1 and 2 have also looked at the flower emblems from around Australia and the collages they made are beautiful. the first week was all paint, rollers, bubble wrap and paint brushes!

Grade 3 and 4 have been looking at Australian birds but using different techniques. Grade 3 were inspired by the art of NZ artist Annie Sandano and produced delightful bird prints and grade 4 have been using all their graphic art skills to create stunning birds with geometric shapes.

Grade 5 have used the Australian landscape to create a mixed media artwork with ink, water paints and collage.

grade 6 on the other hand have thrown caution to the wind and are using all their knowledge and skills to make a map of Australia with a hint of John Wolseley (Australian artist) about it. they have included ink, dye, paint, water colour paint and pencils, frottage and collage!!



The teachers even tried their hand at creating some art during the first 3 curriculum days and made felt. The final piece will be on display soon we are just waiting for a stretcher frame to be made. It looks amazing.