Our Grade One and Two students had fun using paper mache over scrunched newspaper balls to create Pandas from China.
It was a challenging task for such young students but worth the many rolls of masking tape, the effort and the time involved.
I am fortunate to be leaving my art classes in the capable hands of replacement teacher Mrs Deluca while I travel to Tasmania for two weeks with our car club. After leaving The Spirit of Tasmania ( the large ferry between Tasmania and Victoria) this morning we visited the Ashgrove Cheese Factory. I was interested in the cows which had been decorated by Primary School students.I hope our students enjoy seeing changes in our Blog while I am away. This is possible due to the magic of current technology and I’m pleased that we can be a part of it.
Our Prep students have been enthralled by the antics of Melbourne Zoo’s new baby elephant, a female called Mali.
A great video entitled “Baby Elephant’s First Swim” can be found on the Zoo’s website.
The students have been painting the elephant in a jungle background and making a separate elephant collage using crushed grey paper.
Student Artwork by Larissa and Alannah of Prep CR.
Since the Grade 5 and 6 students began drawing and making masks inspired by the art of Indonesia I have been impressed with the “characters” which have emerged in the student artwork.
The Grade 4 students have been drawing dragons on carboard plates. Felt tip pens were used and liquid glitter was brushed over the top as a varnish.
We have been looking at the animals portrayed on the Chinese 12 year Calendar and most of them were born in 2000- The Year of the Dragon.
In both cases I feel that the “characters” would be the ideal starting points for story writing.
Our Grade 5 and 6 students have been looking at Balinese masks and making some simply by folding and cutting coloured cover paper.
Prior to adding the completed masks to a coloured background for display these boys couldn’t resist the urge to wear theirs.
Congratulations boys you are so well disguised I’m not sure who you are.