Always Learning, All Ways Learning

Last Friday I used a Professional Practice Day to visit three art galleries. First the wonderful Tin Shed Arts Gallery in Malmsbury, secondly the Castlemaine Art Museum and lastly, the Bendigo Art Gallery. All three offered the inspiration I sought for planning Visual Arts topics for Term 4. I am grateful to my school and to the Education Department for providing this great opportunity. I have posted only a few of the 61 images I have from the day. Which is your favourite?

Weaving our way

Grade 6 students have been weaving on cardboard looms over the last few weeks. They used thick cotton for the warp threads and a variety of different threads for the weft. While some students found weaving difficult I heard the word therapeutic used to explain the feelings weaving invoked. Congratulations to all the students who persevered to complete a piece for display.

 

Grade 6 Masks 2018

Mystical Cat by Ava of Grade 6PM


Two Minds by Kadin of Grade 6RM

 

Congratulations to all our Grade Six students who put so much work into designing and making their paper mache masks this year. These are only a few of over 100 different  original designs. Some masks were made to be worn and many were decorative, for display only.  Which two would you choose as your favorites?

Happy 10th Birthday to our Visual Arts Blog

Our Visual Arts Blog is celebrating its 10th Birthday this month. It’s Education Week here in Victoria Australia so it seems apt to reflect on the power of blogging in teaching and learning. I am proud of all of our students, past and present, and congratulate them for their creativity and the enormous effort they put into their Visual Arts work. I also thank my fellow Art Teachers, Mrs Vella and Mrs Klepkas, and Taylors Lakes Primary School staff members for their support.
Yvonne Osborn – Visual Arts Specialist and keen blogger. 

Our Blog will soon be 10 years old

 

 

In celebration of our Visual Arts Blog’s 10th Birthday in May I have posted some photos which relate to artworks I have seen on my travels over the past fifteen years. I ask students, former students, parents and teachers to search through their photos of memorable artworks and contribute their favourite towards a photo book for our Art Room. Stay tuned for more instructions.

 

NSW Art Gallery

Painting “Spring Frost” by Elioth Gruner 1882 -1939

After wanting to do so for many years, I finally had the opportunity to visit the Art Gallery of NSW.  Above are some of the beautiful paintings which were on display. I have always liked the painting depicting a frosty morning in Spring. The pigeons reminded me of a visit to Trafalgar Square in London many years ago.The Gallery shop doorway was adorned with huge cardboard flowers. I hope we can decorate our Art Room doorway like that sometime. 

More Op Art – Grade 6

 

Wow, what a colourful lot of Op Art our talented Grade 6 students have created this year. My congratulations go to the students whose work is posted on our Blog and to all the other students whose brilliant work was displayed in our Art Room. I am extremely proud of you all. I believe that quality work takes time. Let’s see what happens next.

Worm Tunnels etc. – Great Op Art

Congratulations to our Grade Six students who are putting a great effort into their Op Art pieces. “Worm Tunnels” seem to be the most popular, with many students painstakingly adding colours to their work.Their persistence is paying off as you can see. Their next challenge will be to create an original design.

Drawing Furry Animals – Grade 2

Congratulations to our Grade 2 students who watched some YouTube videos on drawing animals with fur and then went on to try it themselves. I particularly like Emily’s ginger cat. He has such beautifully expressive eyes. Well done to Tahlisa who realised that the whole animal doesn’t to need to be drawn and to Anh who knows, from experience, that bunnies don’t mind being taken for a walk.