The Real Thing



Our students have been taking a closer look at our Australian animals and representing them using  different media. In the lower part of the school Preps used Collage  ( Daniel – Prep JW)  or paint to make Koalas from Koala Lou by Mem Fox while Grades One and Two painted and drew Koalas and other Australian animals. Our upper grade students include our Grades Three and Fours who made animals with Plasticene and Paper Magic Clay and Grades Five and Sixes who used watercolour paints with fineliner detail in their work. This Term’s work was mainly inspired by Graeme Base’s artwork and the work of Canadian artist Barbara Reid .  Actual photographs from the Melbourne Aquarium and from the wonderful new iPad App, Museum Victoria’s  Field Guide have provided us with great detail  and inspiration for our artwork.