Welcome to Wyong Public School's bi-annual art show. We hope you enjoy our video, expertly produced by Mr Adams, which features our very own Tangji and Bella!
Sir SIdney Robert Nolan (22 April 1917 – 28 November 1992) is a famous Australian artist who is very well known for his paintings of notorious Australian outlaw and bushranger, Ned Kelly.
This term, S23K explored Nolan's painting "First Class Marksmen" as part of their study of Australian artists. Using oil pastel, paint and paper, we recreated our own masterpieces using Nolan's work for inspiration. We had to ensure that we focused on building background, mid and foreground layers to ensure that our proportions were effective and although all different, they all work quite well!
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Inspired by the amazing illustrations in Ted Hughes' novel 'The Iron Man', we sketched and shaded our own Iron Man portraits using white chalk and black pastel on black cardstock. We learned that it was important to create a basic outline first, then add detail once the positioning and scale was spot on. Shading with chalk and pastel was easier than it looked, as the corner of a tissue or a plain old finger work as great smudging tools!
As you can see, we have many talented artists in S23K, who are able to represent Iron Man in a variety of forms and moods. What do you think he is feeling when his eyes glow different colours?
Last Monday, we were challenged with the task of using a compass to draw circles. Many students in S23K were caught unawares and found the task really difficult. A few got frustrated and wanted to give up, but we all pulled together and practised until we perfected the skill!
A week on, we've created some amazingly mystical mandalas, not only using circles, but employing our new found knowledge of rotational symmetry to create balanced, symmetrical designs.
The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organisational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite. Strangely enough, we also learned that a circle has rotational symmetry of an infinite order!
Well done S23K for overcoming your challenges to create such AMAZING works of art!
During Term 2, we were inspired to learn how to weave using THIS basic process that Mrs G found whilst trawling the Internet for crafty ideas. As much as we liked the idea of using old t-shirts, we decided to use wool on shaped wire coat hangers instead. The wool was kindly donated to our class by community members.
As we read Charlotte's Web, we heard all about the intricate weaving process undertaken by Charlotte in the corner of Zuckerman's barn and we learned that weaving is quite a time consuming, measured process. Over and under, under and over, over and through, through and over . . . we created the most beautiful pieces of art that we are immensely proud of!
We hope you enjoy our pieces as much as we do!
We hope you enjoy these amazing art creations! These James Rizzi inspired artworks were proudly displayed in the foyer outside our classroom and certainly brightened up the school last term. Our aim is to flood our environment with colour and inspire others to do the same. We are well on our way to success! What do you think about our artistic talents?
Ask Mum or Dad something that they enjoyed about getting new exercise books at the beginning of a new school year and they just might say "creating new book covers"!
Mrs G used to love creating art for her books and she remembers creating amazing title pages and bookwork all throughout her primary school years. She also remember her Dad sitting down and covering books with her - great memories!
Our books at Wyong Public School are A4 size, so they can prove to be quite challenging to cover with standard A3 paper. The challenge was to find some great artwork that we could make using quite a large piece of art paper.
Mrs G stumbled across THIS site and decided that S23K would be able to create their very own masterpieces for their workbook covers, which they did! After practising sketching and zentangle techniques, they all put their skills to work. They are featured in our blog header and we all think they look fabulous!
Do you recognise any of the artists?
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