Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Acrylic Agave- 9yr old

My daughter often wants to paint when I am, so she decided to take a photo of an agave in the garden and paint it.  I showed her how to layer the colours so that she could create shading.  This is her first attempt at such a tasks and I think she did pretty well for a 9 year old.  What do you think?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Memory Boxes P-3 Art Club

As Promised I am uploading the completed Memory box photos made by my Prep to Year 3 Art Club.

 As you can see each box is painted in the child's favourite colour and then they have made themselves  to stick onto the front.
 They put a label for the spin of their book and added some coper and darker shades of their favourite colour on the edges of the book to give it some old style character.
 The contents of their box included, their favourite animal, portrait of their family, favourite food, etc, etc...
 The box was lined from some text from an old Enid Blyton book that I had and the goodies were then added.
 Each box was unique and filled with the child's individual treasures.

 This adorable box was made from a staff member's child who has just turned 4!  Take a look at the beautiful sun that she made out of patty pans and match sticks- so fantastic to even see a 4 year old express her love for something.

A worthwhile activity that was loved  by each child.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Construction and a project in progress

 In my Prep -Yr 3 Art Club, we have been making 'Memory Boxes'.  They are paper mache premade boxes that look like a book.  The children have painted them and now are making their memories to put inside.  These are things that are 'their favourites'.

 These are my 2 children making some of their favourite things from home- sick today, so what better way to cheer those coughs and sniffles than some Art making!
 This is my 9 year old daughters constructions of her favourite food: Spaghetti and meatballs, sushi, pizza and ravioli.

My 6 Year old son drew a Lamborghini  and made a jetski and a hotdog.

He is also going to add a lego man because he loves lego and we thought it would be pretty hard to make a lego piece.  Stay tuned and I will show the  box with the goodies inside when we finish the project.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Andy Goldsworthy Inspiration

 Our School has a very special week each year called Festival of Gifts.  During this week there is a day dedicated to 'Go-off' in which the students explore various activities that match the theme for the week.  This year we looked at how we could become a green school.

 Here you can see the inspiration to use natural materials in art work like that of Andy Goldsworthy.

 We then brought 90 Yr 2 students self made enviro plates together to make a Mandala.  The following are some of the wonderful creations that the students made from smearing Vaseline on a paper plate then arranging the leaves and petals in a radiating pattern.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eric Carl inspiration

This beautiful painting was created by my son when he was 5 (Prep). The inspiration is from the very talented Eric Carl and the children love creating this composition.

1.Firstly the children create a background using sponges- A5 size.  Dabbing the paint all over the paper
2. Various stations are set up with a variety of sponges, rollers, printing stamps, forks, toothpicks.  Here the children go to each station making a variety of coloured papers.
3.  The children then sketch a design for their 'Garden Theme'  and then go about making the shapes for each part of the composition from their coloured papers they have painted.  Shapes being the key here- draw on the back of the paper, then cut out and arrange onto the background.
The end result is always effective and very striking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dino Mania

These little treasures at the beginning were made by my own children around Sept last year.  They adore clay as do I!  My daughter who was in Yr 2 had already made the dinosaur in class so decided that he needed a nest for his eggs and a tree.
These pics, although a bit dismal, are of the dinosaurs that my own class made.  We started with a simple pinch pot first , then learnt how to 'score' the clay to attach features like heads, legs and so on.

 This Spinosaurus was one of my favourites!

This dino was laying in the water, I was told!

 I think they turned out pretty well for 7 year olds!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pen and Ink Yr 5/6 drawings

Firstly I gave the students15 squares to experiment with a variety of 'doodles'.  We looked at how you can create movement, depth, tone and shape with a humble fine point black pen.

Next they used a natural  setting as inspiration to use some of their doodles to within the image.

Once their image was complete, I photocopied the image on to another coloured piece of paper.  
The students then cut the coloured piece up into waves, or whatever desired pieces and restuck the image back together onto the white image.
Below are some of the images the Year 5/6 students created.

I really liked this boys interpretation of under the ocean.

Lots of block out areas help the tree to really stand out.

Simple yet elegant!