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.
These are just a few of our Grade 6 students’ soft sculptures. They were made from new socks and were either hand or machine sewn by our students using instructions found on YouTube videos ( on our Grade 6 page). The owl ( made from a scarf) is by Vlad of 6KK. The elephant is by Lucy and the rabbit by Ebony. Congratulations to all our Grade Six students who are working hard to complete their characters and to finish our Year of the Monkey mosaic before Graduation.
Last term our Grade 6 students made wire sculptures in the style of such artists as Elizabeth Berrien. They used a variety of different wires from art supplier Zart along with their great range of wooden and plastic beads. The students also arranged wood off-cuts into a group sculpture which was photographed from different sides. Congratulations to all the students for their patience and perseverance as working with wire can be much harder than it looks.
Our Grade 6 students have made paper mache masks again this year. Formed over plastic molds, purchased from Zart Art in Box Hill, they feature four layers of paper and are painted and decorated to suit the individual student’s own design. Our congratulations go to the students whose masks are pictured above and to all the other students who put so much effort and imagination into their masks.
Last term we renovated our School Garden’s resident scarecrow. His new clothes and straw hat were from Helping Hands Mission Op Shop. The Grade One students created their own scarecrow stick puppets and folded theatre/gardens to play with them in during our term break. What would you name your scarecrow ?
The eleventh in our set of twelve mosaics depicting the animal signs of the Chinese zodiac was presented to our Principal, Mr Chris Sevior, at our Grade 6 Graduation on December 17th, 2015. Mrs Glenys Vella (left), taught the Grade 6 classes during 2015. She expertly organized the students in the designing, creating and completion of “The Year of the Sheep”, a wonderful addition to our collection. Each year the new mosaic is mounted on the brick wall in our school courtyard. Our two winning designers are also pictured. We congratulate Seth and Gurpreet. We look forward to seeing the design the new Grade 6 students decide upon this year for the “Year of the Monkey”. Which is your animal sign? You could find it here.
Our Grade 3 students were inspired by dressing up in colonial clothing from Melbourne Fancy Dress and Costume Hire to draw themselves, paint their picture with watercolours and then use fabric collage for the clothing. By dressing up ( over their uniforms) they gained a better appreciation of the style of clothing worn by our pioneers during the Gold Rush days. We also watched a promotional video for Sovereign Hill to refresh our memories of the time period.