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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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Date:

14/07/16

The Art Show is coming

The Art Show is on the 7-8th September, pop it in your diary now! We are gearing up for a super busy Term 3 ensuring that every student has work to display. Work will be based on the theme ‘St Kilda Primary Up Close’, investigating all things SKPS. Some amazing work has already been created […]

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Date:

11/05/16

Making an Impression

The Year 3s have been learning about Impressionism and some of the artists involved in the movement. They then headed out into the school grounds to give it a go themselves. Make sure you check out their efforts at the Art Show later this year.

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Date:

22/04/16

Year 1 Portraits

The Year 1 students have been hard at work pulling faces and noticing how their expressions change. They then used mirrors to practise drawing their eyes and eyebrows, noses, mouths and ears. Finally they put all these skills together to create a self-portrait. They have done an outstanding job!

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Date:

29/02/16

Colour Fun!

Did you know that red, blue and yellow are primary colours and cannot be made by mixing other colours? How about the difference between warm and cool colours? Or that when you add white to a colour it is called a tint and when you add black to a colour it is called a shade? […]

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Date:

16/10/15

Potty for pots

We are gearing up for the fete in the Art room too. 3H and 3R put their clay skills to great use and have created some magnificent pots for the plant stall at the fete. We even have some hanging pots as well. Make sure you get in quick or you might miss out!  

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Date:

27/07/15

Visual Arts this term

We have another jam packed term ahead of us. This term we are focussing on textiles and sculpture. Students will be developing their skills in weaving, threading and sewing as well as 3D construction in a variety of ways. The Art room has some new displays under construction so feel free to pop on over […]

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