Another convert, and Bird Puppets fly home.

Last night after school I helped one of our senior teachers create her first Blog. She is leaving us soon for another school as a Teaching and Learning Coach. I thought she would be able to use a Blog as a communication tool in her new role. It was great seeing how pleased she was that it was relatively easy to do and how excited she was when she realized its possibilities with her students in the final 3 weeks of school for 2008. I went home on a high and downloaded the photos of the Grade One birds which happily flew out of Art Room yesterday. More photos on the Recent Student Artwork page.

The word is spreading.

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted but the Term has flown and it’s Pupil Report writing time again. The exciting thing about this past 2 weeks is that I taught a  friend who is a Grade 3 teacher at our school how to use Blogger and now she is going to transfer everything across to Edublogs. It has been an exciting time for her and her great class  (I have them for Art).

Mosaic Artist – Jane Byrne

On Thursday November 6th we we very fortunate to have Artist Jane Byrne of Mentone Victoria come to our Art Room. The main idea was  for her to inspire our four classes of Grade 6 students.It was a busy day as she showed photographs of her work and worked on two pieces so we could watch and learn from her. Glenys and I learnt such a lot and managed to each complete a mirror surround (up to the grouting stage).The cockatoo was drawn by  a Grade 6 AN student, Inoke, and transferred onto fibreglass mesh (design under plastic sheet). We were thrilled to have such an expert and wonderful teacher as Jane inspire our future work. This year’s Year of the Rat Mosaic and the students’ individual pieces  should reflect the enthusiasm she conveyed in her excellent presentation and demonstration.

Jane shows the students photograps of the work she has done with schools in Melbourne. My  first ever mosaic (from a Deborah Halpern workshop) is in the background.