Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Van Gogh Chairs

This fun little project was inspired by a couple of different Pinterest posts I had seen. These ones were done by my Year 3's!

Kandinsky and Klimt inspired trees

This project was done by one of my Year 3 classes. We took our inspiration from Kandinsky, Klimt and the beautiful sunset colours of the Australia outback.

Fleur Schell inspired Clay Figures

I have just recently completed this project with an arts extension group of Year 5's and 6's. It was hugely popular with the kids and I'm so proud of their creations! I have also presented this project as a professional development workshop for some fellow teachers. Below are some student examples and the step by step photos of the process we use to create the figures.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Jimmy Pike inspired designs

Jimmy Pike was an Indigenous Australian artist who became well known for his use of bold lines and non-traditional colours. These designs were done by a Year 3/4 class of ESL students and I think they are simply stunning!

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