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.

ArtSpace Year 3s

In Performing Arts, students from Classes 3C, 3D & 3E are exploring elements of music through playing the xylophone as well as learning about a variety of percussion instruments. Students are learning how to sit behind the xylophone, how to hold and use the mallets and how to correctly play the xylophone bars. While learning different songs students are gaining an understanding of beat, rhythm, music notation and melody. Students have been very excited to be learning a musical instrument as well as learning the lyrics to different songs. In Visual Arts, Classes 3A & 3B are modelling with clay. Their goal is to create a Crazy Clay Critter. During this process they will be learning how to mould a pinch pot, how to add features using correct joining techniques, how to add texture and finally how to underglaze and gloss glaze their finished creation. All Year 3 classes have been very enthusiastic and have settled in well ready for an exciting year in the Arts.

Mrs Hurrey, Ms Fribbs & Mr Evans

Arts Quote:

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

Year 2 Performing Arts

The students are very excited to be in the big Performing Arts space for this term. We are focussing on Music now and then we will start Movement and Dance later in the term. They are playing a variety of percussion instruments focussing 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).

Laurelle Fribbs

Arts Quote of the Week 

 “Music is what feelings sound like.” – Author Unknown

ArtSpace – Ukulele Group

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

 

Art Space – Year 2 Performing Arts

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.

Laurelle Fribbs

Arts Quote of the Week

 “Music is what feelings sound like.” – Author Unknown

Art Space – Year 1

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)

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