July 29, 2010
Each year we have our Grade 4 students look at the art work of Impressionist artist, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Amongst the favourite work is always his “Waterlilies”series. This year the students have shown extra interest as fellow Art Teacher Glenys Vella has been touring Europe and she visited Monet’s Garden at Giverny outside Paris. Glenys has kindly offered to share her great photos for us all to enjoy.
July 25, 2010
Fabulous Art Supplier Zart of Box Hill here in Melbourne holds regular Professional Learning sessions for educators. They hold three such Workshops in our Art Room each year. The latest one was based on the shortlisted books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Presenter, Amy Green of Romsey gave us many ideas and inspired us to produce some excellent pieces suitable for Primary (Elementary) classes. A book, “Across the Story Bridge”, giving detailed instructions and photographs is available from Zart.
July 12, 2010
For the past two Terms our younger students have been looking at Pandas, drawing and modelling them, and they were fascinated by the Teacher Tube video with accompanying Sesame St music. Now we have lots of our own photos and videos, courtesy of my two older children, Kate and John, who have just returned from a visit to China.The panda they are holding is 10 months old.
July 10, 2010