Our Grade 2 students were excited to see the dinosaur dioramas in the previous post and they were very keen to add that their clay dinosaurs had been fired at 1000 degrees Celsius. We had very few legs etc. falling off the clay creatures this year which indicates developing modelling skills and bodes well for further Terra Cotta clay work in Grade 3 next year. Congratulations Grade 2.
What a colourful lot these Grade 2SB and 2CD dinosaurs are. The students modelled their dinosaurs using Terra Cotta clay. They were fired and then painted using watercolour paints. The paper mache environments were so imaginative that I’m sure the animals will fit in well, particularly the “Brightlycoloursaurauses”.
Thanks to the thoughtful planning by the architect back in 1988, when our school was being created, we have some beautiful raised garden beds and seating throughout our school. Our gardener, Mr Jackson, looks after our gardens very well and provides us with a variety of flowers. I wonder whether we can photograph a lot more stunning TLPS garden views. Can you find this beautiful iris in our courtyard?
Our Foundation students had a lot of Modelling experience in Term 3. They created 2D chameleons after reading the story “Rex” and then, after watching a lot of YouTube videos, they made tiny 3D penguins. They built an icy penguin habitat using torn paper and polystyrene foam. The brown penguins are penguin chicks which fascinated the students as they crowded together in a sea of brown fluffy down.
Early finishers tried making a group Mandala using found objects inside a hoop. The first one is by students from 6JS, the second by 6KK, the third by 6RM and the last by Alannah, Emeyle and Harriet of 6LM.
This year our Grade 6 students worked on making their decorative paper mache masks as individual and original as possible. Some were mounted on a backing boards, others had additions and cut outs, transforming their shape and character. Congratulations to the students who created the few masks pictured here. Particular congratulations go to Maddy who added tulle beneath the face with great 3D effect.
Our Grade 1 students have the very talented Mrs Vicky Klepkas as their Art Teacher this year. She is very impressed with the skill level of her students who made these stunning woven owls. She found the idea on Pinterest. Congratulations to Vicky and her students on their fantastic artworks and their adherence to the maxim that “Quality work takes time”.
We enjoyed a great year in the Visual Arts area at Taylors Lakes Primary School in 2016. Our students worked hard and showcased their creativity in the Art Rooms, on this Blog and throughout the school. Today we start the 2017 school year and look forward to seeing more incredible artwork from our talented students. We would love to receive some Blog comments too. Happy New School Year everyone.