ART IN 2019!
Welcome back to ArtSpace for 2019! We hope you had a wonderful, safe and happy holiday. The Arts team are very excited about the year ahead and we are looking forward to inspiring our students/your children to reach their creative potential! We are also extremely happy to have our permanent spaces back for Junior Arts and Performing Arts classes. Aside from our weekly Arts Classes, this year is a Concert Year so watch this space for upcoming information and important dates.
This year’s team members are:
Doris Woods, Georgina Nankervis, Laurelle Fribbs, Garry Evans, Zoe Hurrey
If there are any questions about our Arts programs please come up and speak to any member of the Arts team.
After school each Monday, some very enthusiastic students meet in the Visual Arts Room to sing songs and learn how to play the ukulele. Students learn how to hold the ukulele, learn different strumming techniques, understand musical terminology as well as gain experience playing a variety of chords and songs from various music genres. Songs we have been learning this semester include: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, On Top of Spaghetti, Blue Suede Shoes and Found a Peanut. We are looking forward to recording these songs towards the end of Term 3 when we visit Lalor North Secondary College to spend time in their Recording Studio. We have also been invited again to perform at the Big Night Out in October. Well done to all our ukulele students. Keep practising and keep on strumming! Mr Evans
Art Quote of the Week: ‘It’s hard to frown when ukulele music is going down!’ Anonymous
The students have moved into Performing Arts for this term after a fantastic Term 1 in Visual Arts. They are now playing a variety of percussion instruments focusing on beat and rhythm as well as symbols representing sounds. They will also create and perform a ‘Soundscape’ as a whole class, and in small groups, (telling a story through music/sound).
We are looking forward to finishing the decorations on our Carnevale masks and wearing them in the big school Parade in Term 2.
Arts Quote of the Week
“Music is what feelings sound like.” – Author Unknown
Welcome back to what will be another exciting term in Grade 1 art. During the last week of Term 1 the Year 1 students commenced a unit of work on Dance, which will continue later on in Term 2. They have been introduced to the “Go Noodle” app, which showcases a variety of dance, music, fitness and learning activities. I would highly recommend putting this “free” app on your home devices, as the kids love it! Through an assortment of dance activities, the Year 1 students will be exploring imaginative ways of moving their body both individually and collaboratively. They will be learning simple dance sequences and performing them for their peers. As with every Art session students will be encouraged to work with a growth mindset and a high level of participation and effort.
Georgina Nankervis (Grade 1 Art Teacher)
As part of our Identity Unit, Year 4 students in Visual Arts have been learning about Portraits. Students viewed and discussed a variety of famous portraits including a video of Peggy Flores demonstrating how to draw a face using shape, proportion and placement. Students then used their student netbook cameras to photograph themselves or a friend before sketching a portrait using grey lead pencils. Our students then learnt different water colouring techniques to give life and colour to their artwork. The end results have been stunning. Towards the end of the term some of these portraits will be displayed in the corridor in the main building near the Senior Arts Room. I’m sure you’ll be impressed!
Art Quote of the Week:
“There’s no symmetry in nature. One eye is never exactly the same as the other. There’s always a difference. We all have a more or less crooked nose and an irregular mouth.”
Different Year 3 classes are doing either Visual or Performing Arts in Term 1 and they will swap over in Term 2.
In Visual Arts, the students have created a front cover ‘poster’ look design in their journals using specialty craft paper. Learning and incorporating the skills of block/bubble writing showing an awareness of size, shape, spacing and readability. The students are now taking a magical journey into their imagination in a unit called ‘Creative lmaginary Creatures’ and learning new skills in colour mixing, design and collage as they explore contrasting colours, shape, size, spatial relationships and theme.
In Performing Arts, we are exploring elements of Music through playing and researching a variety of melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments. There is a particular focus on playing the xylophones thinking about beat, rhythmic patterns and melody, as well as singing, playing and creating songs. There will be a whole class performance of a musical piece with rotating groups of singers, rhythm percussion players and a melodic xylophone section. Lots of enjoyment by all J
Laurelle Fribbs, Garry Evans
Arts Quote of the Week: ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’ ~ Vincent van Gogh