Thursday, 17 July 2014
Our lovely friends at the Big Kids Magazine gave us some copies of their gorgeous magazine for my students to work with. In each copy, an artist print is included. Our artist was Meredith Gaston. After looking closely at the artwork and discussing its different features, the students then drew their response to her artwork. I emphasised that this was very different from 'copying' her work, but instead, finding something in the work that they were interested in and using that as inspiration. I love the results from this Year 3/4 class of artists!
Sunday, 15 June 2014
This was a project idea that I have seen a couple of times on Pinterest. It was hugely popular with my Year 2 to Year 5 classes that tried it and a great way to practice blending their inks. We first drew our eyes in pencil and then outlined with a black wax crayon. Colour was added using ink and students had the option to also add a small amount of glitter.
I gave my Year 6 and 7's a fairly open ended clay project to create a piece of jewellery or an ornament. They also had the option of adding a glass element to their piece (we do this by adding a glass marble during the glaze firing). I am so impressed by their originality and creativity. These are just some of the results so far. More photos coming soon!
Thursday, 29 May 2014
I have done a Sidney Nolan inspired oil pastel project before. This time, we took it a step further and after finishing our oil pastel artworks, we also created some Nolan inspired Ned Kelly's out of clay. I love the results and how different they all look! This was a Year 5 class and my artists are: Shreya, Timnit, Noah, Maggie, Lyla, Lucy and Jasmine.