Saturday, 5 April 2014

Hand Paintings

This end of term activity was a big hit with my Year 4/5 extension class. We used some photos of animal hand paintings for reference and then just had a go. I absolutely love the resulting photographs!

Inspired By Stormie Mills

Stormie Mills is a well known artist in Perth, Western Australia, and a favourite of mine. See his style of work on his website We worked with charcoal to create a Stormie Mills inspired character. I love the results!!
Sam
Susan
Jenna
Josh
Cheyenne
Farhanah
Dan

Plaster Masks

This was a project done with my Year 4-5 extension class. We used plaster bandage over plastic face molds to create the masks. These were then mounted onto a cardboard backing. From there, the kids went nuts with painting and decorating. Luckily there were no major hot glue injuries!
Josh
Ryan
Harriet
Carys

Australian Aboriginal style paintings

This project was done with a class of Year 2 students. We spent quite a bit of time looking at traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal artworks and the styles and symbols that were used. I also showed them some video footage of how traditional 'dot painting' artworks were created and explained that our artworks were inspired by this traditional process.
Helene
Justin
Skye

Clay Snails

I completed this project with a class of ESL students, ranging from Year 4 to Year 6. We made our snails, decorated them with different textures and patterns, bisque fired them, glazed them and then fired them for a second time. To finish them off, we added pipe cleaner antennae! Artists work shown: Elle, YiChen, Yuri and Irin.