ART ROOM NEWS
TERM 2 2019
Term One has seen some terrific work produced in the Art Room. The students have taken pride in their achievements and helped keep our school a colourful one.
The Prep children have participated in activities which have helped them become familiar with the Art Room and how it runs. The students have been introduced to how the sketch books are valued. They have learned to use the different materials and have had the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Term Two will see a continued focus on Art Experience. The students will have the opportunity to use different materials and tools in a safe manner. The understanding of primary and secondary colours will be enhanced and they will continue to experience a variety of activities to develop creativity.
The Year One and Two students have completed a focus on Printing in Term One. They have experienced a variety of printing methods using sponges, circular tubing, potatoes and some have made their own printing ‘blocks’. In Term Two their focus will be on creating art through Collage. We will look at how some picture story books have been ‘illustrated’ in this manner. They will also do a unit on Drawing, using different tools and learning different skills. The students have begun work in their sketch books and gain enjoyment from using these.
The Year Three and Four students have completed a Term’s work on Colour. They have created colour wheels, painted monochromatic pictures and used earthy tones to illustrate Australian animals. They have also been given paint palettes of primary colours only and mixed these colours carefully to create some wonderful pieces. This has worked in well with their ‘drawing dictation’ done in black markers giving them a base picture to colour. Many of these pieces of artwork are displayed around the school. Term Two will see these students work in Textiles. They will be reintroduced to the basic skills of sewing and will be able to decorate a bright piece of hessian using a variety of threads, beads and buttons. They will complete their term with a focus on painting.
This year in Art Theory, the Year Five and Six students will look at Australian Art and different styles in Art. In Term One they have been learning about Pro Hart and the Heidelberg School artists. In activity time, these students have been creating art to enhance their understanding of the Elements of Art, for example line and pattern work, drawing with one colour to develop an understanding of tone, and work using positive and negative space. In Term Two they will be involved in activities which tie in with their Integrated Studies topics of animals, biomes and adaptation. They will also do a unit on Construction and recreate their own bedrooms in the form of a model using a shoebox. They will discuss scale, bird’s eye view, suitable materials, and how to make their model as accurate as possible.
Six children from Year Three have been involved in the Art Extension program. They have planned and created Venetian Masks using plaster. They have been involved in a self assessment procedure. Six Year Six students will be working on Lino Printing in Term Two. We are lucky enough to have this unit introduced to the students by local print artist Helen Timbury.
If you are visiting our school, feel free to come along to the Art Room and immerse yourself in the creativity happening.
Sally Fay and Rodney Wyatt