Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Art Teacher Workshop - ArtEdWA

I was very pleased to be invited to run a presentation/workshop for some fellow art teachers for the Art Education Association of Western Australia recently. I spoke about how I use artists as inspiration in my art room (both local and international artists as well as current and historical). Such a great opportunity to meet other inspiring teachers and get a chance to do some creating ourselves!! I chose three of my favorite artists to focus on (Shaun Tan, Gustav Klimt and Stormie Mills). Some of the results are below!

A very overdue update for 2015!

I have been very remiss in not posting regularly!! I have been posting much more on my Instagram. If any of you would like to see the latest projects, just look up 'Primary School Art' These are a few images of some of the creations from my art room this term. My focus is Art and Literacy Connections.The projects below are 1. Bunyips 2. Character Collographs 3. Photo inspired Collages 4. There Was an Old Woman Who swallowed a Fly 5. The Tiny Seed - Eric Carle.:-)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Warm Suns / Cool Moons

A lovely, easy projects for Year 1-3's. It fits in nicely between other, larger projects and is a great way to reinforce their knowledge of warm and cool colours. These samples come from two of my Year Two students.
Aika - Year 2
Josh - Year 2

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tour Posters for Sam Buckingham

My Year 6/7 students created some music tour posters for local musician, Sam Buckingham I love the results! My artists are: Angel, Josh, Olivia, Sam, Shylynne, Susan and Yashil.

Boab Trees

Our Boab Tree project was completed by a Year 3/4 class and were inspired by sunsets, Gustav Klimt and Aboriginal dot painting. My artists are: Dani, Katie, Keishin, Liam, Ruby and Sze-Ying.

Artist Response

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!
Katie - Year 3/4
Sean - Year 3/4
Jennifer - Year 3/4
Claire - Year 3/4
Keishin - Year 3/4
Marco S - Year 3/4
Liam - Year 3/4
Sze-Ying - Year 3/4

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dragon Eyes

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.
Noha - Year 4/5
Alex - Year 4/5
Ashton - Year 4/5
Cooper - Year 4/5
Ella - Year 4/5
Gigi - Year 3
Jasmin - Year 4/5
Indigo - Year 2
Jasper G - Year 4/5
Grace - Year 4/5
Lilly - Year 4/5
Maggie - Year 4/5
Swarup - Year 4/5