Term 4 2013
Textiles and Modeling
Topic - How things change and Fairy Tales
Threads and Textiles – Preps will make a “Magic Tower” by filling a tall clear plastic container with lots of different Threads and Textiles which have been altered in some way e.g.. wound, frayed, tied, knotted etc.
Modeling – Students will make a diorama model of the interior of Three Bears house. They will model Plasticene bears.
Grade 1 and 2
Modeling and Drawing/Mixed Media
Topic – Australia and Australian Animals
Modeling – Students will make Echidnas using terracotta clay and toothpicks
Mixed Media – Children will use crayon drawing, food dye wash and collage to create an echidna or other Australian creature in a bush environment..
Grades 3 and 4
Modeling and Mixed Media
Topic – Australian History and Geography
Modeling – Students will make an Australian character such as a pioneer, a miner or a lady in a crinoline dress. They will add the fired character to a cardboard setting e.g. standing by a fireplace, sitting by a campfire.
Mixed Media – Mixed Media work inspired by a scene from the book ”My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch” by Graeme Base.
Complete Stitched Paper collage Complete and frame for display.
Threads and Textiles – Teddy Bears – Make using Teddy Bear Blanks available at ZART.
Mixed Media -
Threads and Textiles - Teddy Bears – Make using Teddy Bear Blanks available at ZART. Students stuff, decorate and make costumes for their bear.
Modeling – Miniatures – Bears dressed up Model Magic will be used to make the bears. Colour with felt pens and frame for display.
Group Mosaic – Year of the Snake – 120cm by 60cms Board with ceramic tiles.
Class Topics Term 1 2013
- Useful Links – Colour Song on You Tube
Collage – The Rainbow Fish – Cellophane and metallic papers – overlapping of colours. iPad video of an aquarium. You Tube – The Rainbow Fish
Grades 1 and 2
Construction/ Mixed Media - Thick cardboard tube is used to make a tree trunk – The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
Collage / Construction – Creating the Lands for The Magic Faraway Tree. Paper folding, scoring, cutting, stretching etc.
Grades 3 and 4
Drawing Oil Pastel circles – Kandinsky - iPad App – Amaziograph and YouTube video.
Threads and Textiles - Circular Weaving – Mandalas
Grades 5 and 6
Drawing - Zentangles – YouTube video Useful Links : Art Teacher Tangler , Tangle Patterns, Mandala with Zentangles
Painting – Artists whose work is exhibited at the National Gallery Canberra.
Class Topics Term 4 2012
Printing/ Mixed Media Cylinder Clowns
- this example is from 2008. This year the students will print on the thick cardboard cylinder, arms and legs.
Modelling – 2D Plasticene modelling of Fairtales such as The Three Little Pigs and The Three Bears
Students will look at the Plasticene Art of Canadian Artist, Barbara Reid.
Grades 1 and 2
Mixed Media – Paper Mache -The students will model Australian Animals using Paper Mache over a scrunched, rolled and taped newspaper construction. These will be completed with coloured tissue paper, matchsticks, joggle eyes, felt etc and will be displayed in a suitable “Environment”.
Construction – The Marvellous Toy – The students will have access to an enormous variety of junk items which they will combine to create a “Toy” eg robot.
Grades 3 and 4
Students will be completing the Paper Mache hats begun last Term. They will then work on
Collage – Sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”. They will use a large variety of papers, fabrics etc to create yellow and orange petals for the flowers and a vase shape.
The students will look at Plants and Animals and draw them from real life or by using photographs as inspiration. They will look at the work of artists such as English Artist John Gould who was responsible for drawing Australian Birds and Animals.
After completing their folded Alien masks in Week 1 the Grade 5 students will undertake a Threads and Textiles unit. They will use stuffed colourful stockings and socks to create “Alien” creatures. They will try various methods of joining such as sewing, knotting, wrapping, tying and gluing. In the Modelling unit they will use Plasticene and Paper Magic Clay to create a diorama with a Space or “A Stretch of the Imagination” theme.
After Completing Paper Mache Masks( 6JS and 5/6LM) or Painting (6MV and 6DC) which was begun in Term 3 the Grade 6 students will make a Collage Dragon. Each student will contribute to the group Year of the Dragon Mosaic and will be given a choice of Christmas Activities from the Zart Natural Materials Christmas ideas Workshop.
Class Topics Term 1 2012
This Term Mrs Vella and I decided to make a Planner in pdf format Year Plan Term 1 2012 Draft 2 with lots of links for our students and their teachers. I hope it works.
Current Class Topics for Term 2 2011 – Whole School Visual Arts Focus – Australian Art and Literature.
Grade Prep - Collage – Zoo Theme. Painting Exploring Primary and Secondary Colours.
Construction – Food Theme - Constructing fake cupcakes etc.
Grade 1 and 2 – Printing – Work of May Gibbs. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie using a variety of printing techniques.
Modelling/ Construction – Students use plasticene and Paper Magic Clay to make creatures in a decorated shoebox environment.
Grade 3 and 4 – Drawing (with an emphasis on Texture ) and Construction of hessian Scarecrows – Fabric Sculpture.
Emphasis on the various fabrics involved e.g. Hessian (burlap), calico, checked shirting, felt.
Grade 5 and 6 – Portraits - Inspired by the Portraits of the National Portrait Gallery students will explore portraits and make some of their own using a variety of techniques. e.g. printing, collage, photography, digital art.
Artist Study - Australian Artist, Sir Sidney Nolan Students will paint a scene from the Ned Kelly Series which is housed at the National Gallery in Canberra.
Current Class Topics for Term 1 2011 – Whole School Visual Arts Focus – Australian Art and Literature.
Grade Prep - Collage and Painting – Topic – The Works of Mem Fox e.g.Koala Lou , The Green Sheep , Possum Magic .
Grade 1&2 - Painting and Drawing – Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall. Trailer for Blinky Bill Movie, made back in 1992 .We will also look at the works of Graeme Base “My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch“
Grade 3&4 Modelling and Collage – Works of Barbara Reid and Jeannie Baker
Grade 5&6 Drawing and Painting - Initial Lettering (as used in Literature) as Art. Painting – Australian Animals in the style of Graeme Base’s Animalia. Graeme Base biography. This Blog should help too as it includes an interview with Graeme Base.
Another great interview with Graeme Base is on the ABC Roller Coaster site.
Term Plan for Staff 2011 Yvonne and Glenys.
Term 4 2010 Prep - Printing/Mixed Media work based on the Fairy Tale “Cinderella”.
Puppetry based on “The Three Little Pigs”
Grades 1&2 - Construction – Junk Sculpture
Drawing Through the Ages – Cave Art of LascauxGiuseppe Arcimboldo - 1527 to 1593 Italy, “Vertumnus” and his Seasons series.
Grades 3 &4 - Mixed Media – “Regatta at Cowes” Raoul Dufy
Weaving – Weaving, beginning with paper and then using threads such as wool for another piece.
Term 3 2010 – Theme – The Arts and Crafts of Europe
Prep – “Anatole“ (the French mouse) Story by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone – Construction and Printing
Grades 1&2 – Painting and Modelling – The characters of Beatrix Potter e.g. Two Bad Mice, Peter Rabbit, Miss Moppet, Mr Jeremy Fisher. Grade 1 and 2 students are hatching chickens at school so we found this jigsaw link for them. Click Here to do the jigsaw.
Grades 3&4 – Painting – Monet’s “Waterlilies” and Junk Sculpture – Picasso, David Kemp
Grades 5&6 – Collage Matisse – Paper cuts , Painting Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Try Van Gogh’s Starry night as a jigsaw
Term 2 2010 Whole School Theme – ASIA – The arts and crafts of Japan, China and Indonesia (continued).
Grade Prep – Modelling – Plasticene Pandas in collaged 3D bamboo forest.
Grades 1&2 – Mixed Media- Thai Elephants
Grades 3&4 – Mixed Media – Japanese gardens with Kimono clad figure. 3D dragon – Fabric and wire sculpture.
Grade 5&6 - Drawing Garuda Birds – Modelling Asian Pottery.
Term 1 2010 Whole School Theme – ASIA – The arts and crafts of Japan, China and Indonesia
Grade Prep- Painting- Mixing Blue and yellow to make green. Painted leaves form a background for a grey baby elephant mixed from black and white.
and Collage - Tigers and Elephants. It is soon to be the Chinese Year of the Tiger.The students will use a variety of papers to create an elephant (a new one was born at Melbourne Zoo recently) and, in a separate work, a tiger in the jungle.
Grades 1&2 Pandas from China Students use newspaper masking tape, wire and paper mache paste to build a 3D panda.
Grades 3&4 Drawing – The animals of the Chinese Calendar
Grade 5&6 Indonesian Masks - Folded cover paper and the use of intricate cutting, layering and decorating will provide masks with an Indonesian flavour.
We will also look at some of the other arts and crafts of Indonesia.
Term 2 2009
Prep Threads and Textiles-”The Very Hungry Caterpillar” a fabric collage. Drawing Zoo Animals and making simple animal puppets.
Threads and Textiles Stuffed stocking and sock creatures. Construction inside a shoebox provided a home for these creatures .
Term 1 2009
Preps- Painting Colour Mixing Students mix primary colours to make new colours and paint the characters from the book “What Makes a Rainbow?”
Grade One Painting A beach scene and the students learn how to mix various “skin” tones. They are also introduced to background and foreground.
Grade 2 Our School Printing and Mixed Media Students draw our school buildings, print bricks on the walls using polystyrene foam and then add printed trees, plants etc.
Grade 3 Paper Mache Construction - “Fake Cakes” Students construct cakes for our school’s 20th Birthday. They cover containers with layers of paper and add cardboard rolls for candles.
Grade 4 Painting Claude Monet’s Waterlilies. Students study Impressionist style and paint using student acrylics with the same colours and brushwork as Monet.
Grade 5 Paper Mache Bowls – Based on half a Paper mache covered balloon and in the style of Juliet Bawden.
Grade 6 Drawing Pattern – “What’s in a Name?” Students use a variety of felt pens to draw and decorate their names and the surrounding paper.
Term 4 2008 Topics
Preps – Printing Castles and Fairytales.
Drawing -The 3 Pigs and The 3 Bears
Grade 1 Bird Puppets Paper Mache heads and cereal box bodies with moveable wings.
Grades 2 Printing – Rocking Horses in line with the Toys theme. Students make a paper stencil and then print a rocking horse. When it is dry they cut it out and use it as part of a Toy Collage with a wool tops mane and felt saddle cloth.
Grade 3 Painting Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Collage of Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles.
Grade 4 Students are studying the Elements of Art through Collage.
Grade 5 Sudents are Completing a Dragon Collage.
Grade 6 Students are making Paper Mosaic photo frames and boxes before attempting a ceramic tile mosaic of their own.
Term 3 2008 Topics
Grade 6 Paper Mache Masks with accompanying Fabric drape Students design and build masks from Paper mache cardboard and wire. Masks are Painted and decorated.
Grade 5 Appliqued cushions using Threads and Textiles. In second half of the term a Mixed Media Chinese Dragon will be made .
Grade 4 A construction with Found Objects will be made followed by a mixed Media Collage based on a Book Week Short listed book. Go to http://cbca.org.au/shortlist.htm for the list of books.
Grade 3 Collage based on the Picture story book , “The Peasant Prince” by L i Cunxin. Also students will be Modelling using Plasticene and Paper Magic Clay to make a cat for a diorama. Diorama based on Short listed book “Cat” by Mike Dumbleton. Plasticene is also used by artist Canadian artist Barbara Reid.
Grade 2 Painting based on the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. They will draw the fruit shapes in a face arrangement befor mixing colours and painting them in Arcimboldo’s style.
Many more pictures at http://www.arcimboldo.art.pl/english/index1.htm
Grade 2 students will also make felt dolls based on the Shortlisted book “PEARL BARLEY AND CHARLIE PARSLEY” by Aaron Blabey. They will use a variety of fabrics to make clothes and threads for hair etc.These will be added to a collaged background.
Grade 1 Students will use Clay and Modelling skills based around the “pinch pot” to model dogs and cats. Inspiration will come from the shortlisted book THE TROUBLE WITH DOGS! by Bob Graham .They will use Paper Magic Clay to make a 2D Lucy Goosey based on the shortlisted book by Margaret Wild. The goose will hide amongst painted and collaged reeds and pond background.
Students will also try some simple weaving using plastic mesh and a variety of threads. An excellent Interactive weaver may be found at http://www.houseoftartan.co.uk/interactive/weaver/index.html
Grade One Students will also do some weaving. First they will weave paper strips and then try weaving felt strips, wool, raffia and wool tops through gutterguard or similar.
In their classrooms Prep Students will be studying “People who help us in the Community” and “The Circus’ during this term. In Art classes they will Construct a Cown based on a cardboard cone or tube painted brightly. A stuffed stocking head and wool tops and fabric pieces will complete the Clown. In addition the students will draw and collage some vehicles including a fire engine and ambulance.