We are enjoying and looking forward to another busy year of wonderful creativity in the art room. Throughout the school year, every class from Foundation to Year 6 enjoys a fifty-minute lesson in the purpose built Art room. This room is part of our lovely old original schoolhouse building. The Art program aims to provide a broad range of learning experiences that incorporate a skill based program along with a lot of scope for individual creativity and expression. We all come to Art with different backgrounds, interests and skills. Originality, individual ideas and creative responses to visual challenges enables each student to be unique in their Artwork. In Art, we do not have right or wrong but unique creative responses and expression using a foundation of learnt skills.
In Art we explore the elements of art: *line, *shape, *colour, *pattern and texture… through the activities of: *drawing, *painting, *printing, *collage, *modelling, construction and mask making, *IPad Art and *threads and textiles.
This year in Term 1, the first units are:
*‘Me and my Family’ - Drawing, and wax resist food dye painting, Primary and Secondary colours, Warm and Cool colours
*Eric Carle - ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ and other titles – painting, collage and paper skills.
Grades One and Two:
*Drawing - Mixed media activity …. Sail away into 2020
*The Art of Collage, Painting and printmaking – creating our own coloured papers, designing individual artworks created from a range of papers.
*Learning from the collaged and paper cut works of Matisse and Eric Carle’s world of colour, handmade papers, painting and collage.
Grade Threes and Fours:
*Welcome to 2020 - Year of the Rat.
*Using type: letters and numbers in mixed two-dimensional media, creating a balanced design, using colours, symbols and shapes to create a celebratory poster design to welcome in 2020
*Paper Mache: Imaginary three - dimensional creatures, animals, birds and fantastic figures. Building and constructing from cardboard and polystyrene forms a unique and imaginary creature. Building onto this with layers of paper mache, then painting, decorating and varnishing the finished product.
Grade Five and Six
*Graphic Design – Design for ‘Visual impact’- a poster to celebrate the start of 2020.
Draft design, refine, mixed media piece: draw, paint, pastel, collage… your theme, your idea, your choice – independent design and skill development.
*Learning to design with ‘Focal points’ in Art – where our eyes are led to first in designs: strongest/warmest colour/shape/pattern/form, boldest type, vanishing perspective points/lines on horizons, a face in a picture, visual joke…...
*Focus on …Sail away, surf into, journey into, abstract into, float away…. your theme your idea…. Mixed media,
*Paper Mache: Imaginary three - dimensional creatures, animals, birds and fantastic figures. Building and constructing from cardboard and polystyrene forms a unique and imaginary creature. Building onto this with layers of Paper Mache, then painting, decorating and varnishing the finished product.
*South American and Aztec mask designs
Building on Paper Mache mask designs, while using traditional patterns, colours, decoration and ornamentation… the students will research, design, paint, decorate and add ornaments to a large-scale mask design. Masks will then be finished with a protective varnish finish.