Welcome to The Arts for 2018
Currently, the students at Hackham East Primary School have been exploring many different ways that we can ‘express ourselves’ through Visual Arts.
Early years students have been experimenting with a variety of different art styles – including; pencil, pen, oil pastel, paint and collage. We have also been looking at the works of different artists to see how they incorporate these materials in their style. The Year 1/2 classes looked at the art style of Illustrator Eric Carle (‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’) and practiced with collage and paint to reinterpret his work in their own way.
Year 3/4 students are currently looking at Portraiture, exploring the design elements and visual conventions specific to this style. The students have been creating their own self-portraits as a response to their study – including experimentation with proportions of the face, as well as incorporating visual ideas that represent themselves.
The 5/6/7 students have been researching ‘Street Art’ and through this, have been discovering the different aspects that this art style can convey to an audience. Students have been working towards their own interpretation of a specific artists work, while also incorporating their own ideas, themes and individual style.
I look forward to working with students to see what the remainder of the term holds and to provide students with further possibilities to express themselves through the Arts.
Stephen Di Girolamo.