Our talented Art Teacher, Michelle Ashford, has been working enthusiastically with the class groups to produce wonderful pieces of artwork. They were hot property in 2013 and will again be auctioned at Sunday Funday 2015!
Children in Prep were observing paintings and drawings
by Austrian Artist, Hundertwasser. They noticed he loved circles,
spirals, uneven lines, rainy days and lots of colour. They practiced their circles inside circles, spirals
and rain drops before they drew directly onto the canvas
which was prepared earlier with the children’s help of rolling, drawing lines
and painting with brushes and textural tools.
They each drew a flower (concentric circles) in
black marker and painted it with their two favourite colours. While some
other children drew the spiral sun and rain drops. These were all
coloured by the children. Some of the children helped me do the stem
lines. They have all signed their names of the back (They
have signed their names behind the flower they did).
This collaborative canvas was created by year one
students. They learned about Vincent Van Gogh and looked closely at his
sunflower and irises paintings. They worked with a partner to create one
large sunflower, carefully considering tones in their work. Next, they
worked with a partner again and created one large iris, blending colours and
creating tones. These were cut out by adults and glued down onto a
prepared canvas, which they children helped create with lots of sponging,
dotting, rolling and applying textural tools.
The result is a beautiful garden of flowers which each
child has worked on to create. They
then began their individual work to create their own garden trying very hard to
overlap lines and shapes through repetition. Tones were considered
carefully to create more interest.
Students in year 2 have been learning about Georgia
O’Keeffe who loved painting large flowers and is famous for doing a painting of
red poppies. Also with ANZAC day approaching the poppies can also be used
as a strong symbol.
The children cut out a symmetrical vase by folding a
small piece of paper (which had previously been screen printed by children) in
half, this was glued down for the vase. Out of the vase flowers began
growing, moving in long irregular lines, overlapping and moving across the
paper. The flowers were drawn and colour was applied, making sure of
creating their own tones. The table top was coloured and some of the
children repeated the warm colours they did in the flowers. It was then
washed over with a cool coloured background to create contrast and make the
flowers stand out.
Meanwhile children were preparing a large canvas with
lots of rolling, dabbing, sponging, dotting and applying textural tools with
paint. Red coloured paper was prepared by some children with sponging and
stippling, this was then cut into small sizes for children to cut out love
heart shape ‘petals’. The children all glued 5 love hearts around a black
circle for their flower. One or two of the children began the stem lines.
The result is a poppy field forever.
A canvas was prepared with big splashes of warm,
earthy coloured paint, another canvas was put on top (face to face) so both
canvases were covered in a mixture of colours. When it was dry a student painted
the thick black line diagonally through the canvas to present the Brisbane
river. Smaller lines were drawn by students that represented smaller
Each of the four year 3 classes chose the autumn
colours as their colour scheme. Wattle is represented through the colour
yellow as it is our national flower.