Thursday, 29 November 2012

King Tutankhamen's Portrait

I did this lesson with several classes to go with our school wide theme of Ancient Art. It turned out to be a great skills project (particularly to teach proportion!)




Freaky Fish

A great way to end this teaching year. A big hit with the kids! Versions of this have been around for years, but I have never done it before now....







Sarcha & Jenna-Lee



Jordanne & Jennifer


Angel (Georgina)



Friday, 16 November 2012

Newest Addition to my Art Room

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and love it. This is my version that just got put up in my art room this week (Thanks Dad!!).


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Textured Clay Leaves

I loved these so much that lots of mine are going to end up as Christmas presents this year!
My Year 4-5 students and I made clay leaves and then added patterns (either by 'drawing' the pattern on with a pencil or using a stamping tool to push a pattern onto the surface). The fired pieces were then glazed.

These could work as purely decorative creations, leave them unglazed and put essential oils on them and hang them in the car or make smaller versions for jewellery.

Can't wait to do more!


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Roll-A-Miro Art Game

I don't claim any ownership to this idea at all!! There seem to be multiple versions of it out there. I originally saw it on Pinterest and I wasn't able to trace it back to an original source. I have made my own slightly altered version of it and I am happy for anyone to use it :0)
If anyone does know where it came from originally, please let me know.


I have kept the 'rules' of the game very open - I like the idea of being able to set the parameters depending on the class that I have. I can see this being a nice way to end a school term!

Friday, 2 November 2012

African Necklaces (Paper Plates)

This is one of my favourite projects to do with almost any age primary school class. I love that they all turn out so differently!
They are made using the outer rim of a large paper plate and they are inspired by the beaded necklaces of the Samburu Tribe.