Art Program Term 2
Lots of exciting projects are happening in the Art room this term. To link with the school Eup Unit of “Sustainability” we are focussing on “Recycled Art”. The Prep -2 children are creating “Insectopia” out of egg cartons. Grade 3 and 4 are making “Bottle Top Canvases” and Grade 5 and 6 “Foil Embossed Canvases”. You can see photos of each of the projects mainly using recycled or donated items on our website.
We are also beginning a whole school mural project. Each student in the school will paint a CD or DVD which will be one of the branches on a six foot tree. Stay tuned as we’ll post the amazing photos as the project progresses. And finally we are finishing some tile mosaics (children holding hands and working together) which we will use as wall hangings in our new senior building.
Berwick Art Show
Being part of Berwick Art Show is a Narre Warren North community tradition. Both primary and secondary schools from the local area create displays at the event. In past years Narre Warren North has been very successful and received many show ribbons. Each year the Visual Arts Specialist creates a theme for students P-6 to create an individual masterpiece. As the show is always held early in the calendar year the artwork is completed late in Term 4 and pieces from each level are represented. The theme in 2013 is "A walk through Space". Many of our children love to attend the Berwick Show and visit the Art Pavilion
The Visual Arts program is organised into two dimensions:
- Creating & Making: which focuses on ideas, skills, techniques, processes & presentations. Students explore experiences, ideas, feelings, & understandings through making, interpreting, creating & presenting.
- Exploring & Responding (introduced at Level 3): involoves students analysing & developing understanding about their own & other people's work and expressing personal & informed judgements of art works. Exploring the qualities of art works involves the use of arts language and also draws on the research into the purpose & function for which the works are created and audiences to whom they are presented.
The Grade Four students have completed a four week unit of work based around the theme Where the Wild Things Are’, a children’s picture book written by Maurice Sendak. This was a focus across the whole school and was the basis of the display created for the Berwick Show.
The Grade Four's have utilised and developed their skills in sketching (using the style of the illustrator), mask construction & combining their creative skills to make 'Max's boat' for the display.
They have completed a Visual Arts Reflection of their work which will be used as part of their portfolio.