Pastel Portraits!

This week, the students in 3/4C showed off their artistic skills by creating pastel portraits of themselves.

Pastels are a great medium to use and the students experimented with different techniques in their portraits. The rich colours that pastels produce can make your artwork vibrant and really eye-catching.

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The aim of the task was for students to completely cover their piece of paper in colour and to create a portrait that represented themselves.

All students demonstrated persistence and confidence when creating their masterpieces. It was not an easy task, but the results are fantastic! They are now displayed in our classroom and they really brighten up our learning space!

Here are 3/4C’s pastel portraits!

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What do you think of our pastel portraits?

What art activities do you enjoy?

Our Amazing Art Walk!

Today, our school held its second Art Walk.

Our art teacher, Mrs Petersen, has been working busily with all classes to create artwork from different cultures. Between 11.30am and 1.30pm, all 19 grades travelled to each classroom to learn about the artistic cultures and view the artwork. It was wonderful to see the different art techniques students used to create their masterpieces.

The artwork that was featured included:

  • African necklaces from Kenya
  • Aztec Calendar Stone from Mexico
  • Kente Cloth from Ghana (West Africa)
  • Matryoshka Dolls from Russia
  • Kokeshi Dolls from Japan
  • Paper Molas from Kuna Indians
  • Day of the Dead from Mexico
  • Totem Poles from North America
  • Henna Hands from India
  • Egyptian Art from Egypt
  • Ojo de Dios from Mexico
  • Mandales from India
  • African Masks from Africa
  • Aboriginal Art from Australia
  • Origami from Japan
  • Notan from Japan

Learning about each culture’s techniques, designs, shape, colour, form, line, space and texture can really help students develop their own artistic skills.

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4B focussed on Egyptian Art. They worked hard to create individual and unique pieces that demonstrate typical pharaonic designs. The use of colour made each student’s work really stand out. Check out 4B’s creations below.

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The slideshow below features a selection of pieces from each class. The variety of artwork is amazing!

Thank you to Mrs Petersen for working hard with all of the students and organising our Art Walk. Everyone learnt a lot and we loved viewing the artwork in each classroom. We certainly have many talented artists at Barwon Heads Primary School!

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What do you think of our artwork?

What was your highlight of the Art Walk?

What interesting information did you learn during the walk?

What are your strengths in art?

 

Fractional Me

As part of Education Week, the grade four students have been working on a special maths task that integrates art.

Education Week

Students each created a “Fractional Me” self-portrait using small coloured squares of paper.

To complete the task:

1. Students planned their “Fractional Me” by deciding what their self portrait would look like and what colours would be used.

2. They cut up squares of paper. Each square had to be the same size. We used the folding technique to ensure the squares were of equal size.

3. Students laid out their squares and glued them to black card.

4. They then calculated and recorded the fraction of each colour that was used on their self-portrait. The total number of squares used was the denominator. Each amount of colour present became the numerator.

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We discussed that some students may be able to find equivalent fractions in their self-portraits. For example:

Equivalent fractions

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It was fantastic to see the students use their creativity in maths and the results are excellent! The self portraits are quite life like and very effective. Check out the photo slideshow below to see each of the “Fractional Me” posters.

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The other classes at our school are all completing art based maths tasks this week too. They will all be displayed in our school gym on Friday. We look forward to seeing what the other creative students in our school produce!

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What do you think of our “Fractional Me” posters?

How else can art and maths be integrated?

Can you record some equivalent fractions in your comment?

Our Pastel Portraits

Recently, the students in 4A and 4B showed off their artistic skills by creating pastel portraits of themselves.

Pastels are a great medium to use and the students experimented with different techniques in their portraits. The rich colours that pastels produce can make your artwork vibrant and really eye-catching.

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photo credit: Cat Sidh via photopin cc

The aim of the task was for students to completely cover their piece of paper in colour and to create a portrait that represented themselves.

Here are 4B’s pastel portraits!

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What do you think of our pastel portraits?

What art activities do you enjoy?

Art Walkabout

Today, our school held its first Art Walkabout.

Our art teacher, Mrs Petersen, has been working busily with all classes to create artwork featuring dogs. Each grade studied a different artist and created a dog in the style of that artist.

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Some of the artists studied include Keith Haring, Paul Klee, Romero Britto, Eric Carle, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt and Banksy. Learning about different artists’ shape, form, colour, line, space and texture can really help students develop their own artistic skills.

Today all 18 grades travelled to each classroom to learn a little about the artists and view the work. It was wonderful to see the different art techniques students used to create their masterpieces.

4A studied George Rodrigue, who is well known for his Blue Dog paintings. The students in 4A created their own interpretation of a blue dog in a setting of their choice. You can view 4A’s work below.

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4B focussed on Andy Warhol, who is famous for his pop art. Warhol often created artwork that featured multiple images within the one piece of art. 4B replicated this technique in their dog pictures. Check out their creations below.

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Thank you to Mrs Petersen for working hard with all of the students and organising our Art Walkabout. Everyone learnt a lot and we loved viewing the artwork in each classroom. We certainly have many talented artists at Barwon Heads Primary School!

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What do you think of our artwork?

What interesting information did you learn during the walkabout?

What are your strengths in art?

What creative activities do you enjoy?

Pastel Portraits

Recently, the students in 4A and 4B showed off their artistic skills by creating pastel portraits of themselves.

Pastels are a great medium to use and the students experimented with different techniques in their portraits. The rich colours that pastels produce can make your artwork vibrant and really eye-catching.

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photo credit: Cat Sidh via photopin cc

The aim of the task was for students to completely cover their piece of paper in colour and to create a portrait that represented themselves.

Here are 4B’s pastel portraits!

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What do you think of our pastel portraits?

What art activities do you enjoy?