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Date:

13/11/17

iPad photography

Over the last two weeks students in 5/6D, 6E and 6Y have been exploring some of the basic principles of photography using their iPads. Students had lots of fun trying out and sharing their new knowledge. For those of you interested in trying it out for yourself here are some tips to help you out. […]

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Date:

27/10/17

Term 4 Happenings in Visual Art

Term 4 is well underway and all year levels are busy creating a storm. Preps are focussing on continuing their fine motor skills with a lot of pattern, line and collage work. Yr 1 is waiting for their clay octopuses to be fired so they can decorate them. They will also be looking at collages. […]

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Date:

24/07/17

National Tree Day Celebrations

In Visual Art this week students in years Prep to 2 will be creating a fabulous leaf to celebrate National Tree Day. These leaves will become part of a larger display that will be going up on the notice board leading to the office. You might like to try and spot your child’s leaf.

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Date:

23/06/17

Creatures of the Bay exhibition

You may have seen on Sue’s News the amazing work Milo and Bernie in Year 2 have done promoting the effects that litter has on our environment. I am so proud of them and the other Year 2 students. These amazing students went and collected rubbish from Elwood Beach, they then designed and created a […]

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Date:

27/03/17

Precision Drawing

While the Junior classes have been busy exploring colour our Year 5 and 6s have been extending their drawing skills. Students have been able to try out 2B, 4B and 6B pencils and explore how the different pencils affect their work. Year 5 students have learnt about the ratios in a face before completing a […]

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Date:

15/02/17

It’s painting season

For most year levels first term in the Art room means understanding the colour wheel and mixing colours. Each year we build on our previous knowledge. The Preps are busy exploring all the different drawing equipment in the room before they will get busy mixing paint and creating some new colours. Year 1 is exploring […]

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Date:

08/12/16

Bunraku Brilliance

Yesterday was a wonderful celebration of all the hard work that the Year 4 and 3/4K students have put into the Bunraku unit of work. The students worked in teams to design and make their life size puppets in Visual Arts before rehearsing the traditional Japanese tales of Tanabata and Sannen Netaro during Performing Arts […]

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Date:

31/10/16

Puppetry update

We are now a few weeks into our puppetry unit and many students have almost finished their puppets. I thought it would be lovely to share a couple of examples of the kinds of puppets being made. I have not included any Bunraku puppets as these still need a bit more work before they are […]

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Date:

13/10/16

Puppet Magic

This term I am very excited to be working in partnership with Natasha Ogg our magnificent Performing Arts teacher on a major puppetry unit. Students from Years 1-6 will be exploring puppetry from around the world. They will be designing and constructing their puppets during Visual Arts sessions and then using them to perform during […]

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Date:

19/08/16

Sewing fun

You may have heard me saying that in Visual Art I run a sequential skills based program. A perfect example of how this works can be seen in the sewing that is happening in many grades at the moment. Our gorgeous Preps have been learning about threading needles and are just having a bit of […]

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