On Tuesday 21st July we welcomed almost 30 local teachers to a “Book Week ” Workshop run in our Art Room by Art supplier and Professional development provider “Zart” of Box Hill, Melbourne. Presenter Amy Green of Romsey, pictured above with her adorable new son, read some of the delightful shortlisted books for the Australian Book Council Awards and then explained the steps in making some Art works to complement them. It was a very enjoyable and productive evening.
AEV Executive officer Marion Strong speaks to the Visual Arts teachers at the Auburn Sth Primary School Workshop.
Monkey Business by Grade Six students of Auburn Sth Primary School.
This work by the Workshop participants gives new meaning to the expression “to blow up”.The images were expanded many times and joined before adding colour. Inspired by Anthony Wood.
On Friday 17th July we drove across to Melbourne’s east to attend a workshop held by Art Education Victoria. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with fellow Visual Art Specialist teachers and to work with such experienced teachers as Irene Lynch of Auburn South PS and Anthony Wood of St Francis Xavier PS. I am posting some of the photos I took in the Art Room and from Anthony’s workshop. We are very grateful to Marion Strong of AEV for organizing such a valuable opportunity for us.
These are just a few of the interesting Paper Mache bowls created by the Grade 6 classes.The above bowl wouldn’t stand so a wire mesh collar was made to sit it in and some feathery wool added as decoration.Many students decided to keep sweets in their bowls. The gloss made an enormous difference to their appearance. It was a product of our favourite Art Supplier, Zart, here in Melbourne.