Students in years five and six have begun a study of the iconic work of Howard Arkley. We have used the images below to identify the elements of Arkley’s unique style.
Grades 3&4 have begun a study of the great Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. We have been studying The Great Wave from his series of woodcuts – 36 Views of Mt Fuji. Look through the examples below to see if you can identify Mt Fuji.
Throughout term 2 students have been experimenting with different forms of weaving. We have had to think about the process of weaving: under, over, under, over and also the colour scheme we have created. In years 5 and 6 we have been creating circular weaving with some amazing results. See what you think…..
In the art room this week we have been exploring the process of printing. For inspiration we studied a series of prints created by Andy Warhol who used simple black outlines to capture images of his beloved cats. Interestingly, Warhol named every he owned ‘Sam’. To develop prints we placed transparencies over photographs of real […]
Taking inspiration from the artist Laurel Burch, Preps have been creating wonderfully colourful cats. Not only did they sketch the shapes themselves, they then used watercolour paint to create background colours and coloured pencils for the patterns. Purrrfect!
Year four took a different approach to self portraits this year. Using half of their school photo each student used sketching and shading to create the complete image. I have been amazed by the results.
A big call out to Clarissa Moritz, 3R, who created this AMAZING half and half self portrait. Clarissa used space and and perspective to great effect and demonstrated a very high level of understanding of the ‘mathematics’ of the face. Well done Clarissa!
What a day to be away from school, sick ! Thank goodness for Mrs MacPherson who became our very own OLGC paparazzi. Judging by the photos our masks were just the thing. A huge grazie to Signora Marcucci, what an amazing opportunity you created for us to celebrate and share our learning.
2BC have started to bring their Chinese dragons to life this week. We have really put our cutting and pasting skills to the test as we have used collage to capture the shapes, colours and movement of a Chinese dragon.
This week grades 5&6 have begun to add colour to their Chinese Dragons. The water colour paints have been used to great effect. Let us know what you think.