Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Foam Prints with Year 4

I love love love printing. I love the quality of prints- contrast, abstract, bold, clean, colourful etc. Printing might be my favourite skill to teach but it is also the hardest... 1 SINK... enough said.

Students planned out their prints before pressing into a pre cut piece of foam. If students made a mistake I told them to work it into their original design. Foam is tres expensive.

Students used coloured pens to draw their design on to the foam which I think seem to work better than pencil. Students had two classes to print on various coloured paper with various colours of ink.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Metal Embossing or Repousse

Tremendous effort made by my Year 3s on this project. I was nervous about children cutting themselves on the edges of the metal and thankfully only 1 out of 110 did (and that was because he was being silly). My instructions were for students to fill their whole piece of metal with a design. The background is black construction paper and metallic pencils.

This project really interested the Year 6s and I got a lot of "What?? These were done by Year 3s?"


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Prep Spring Trees

I thought we would start this term off with something simple and fun. I love any artwork that has to do with trees and spring is here in Melbourne as it was 24 degrees today!

Our magic word was spring trees.

Day 1: Preps used oil pastels for their tree trunk and branches. They used crayons to give their background some texture (they practiced fast colouring). Preps used watercolour paints to fill in their background. I kind of let them go nuts with colours.

Day 2: Preps cut out leaves using various papers. Originally we were only going to create leaves but students suggested we add butterflies, birds, flowers, tree houses and swings. So glad they did!