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.
Our Artistic year has started wonderfully with all year 2 classes doing Visual Arts this term. The students started by discovering magic when they learnt blending techniques using different pastel colours to create new colours. They were certainly very excited about their discoveries. They are now using their drawing and painting skills to contribute to ‘Our Year 2 Portrait Poster’ featuring all the students in their grade. We are also looking forward to our hand-printing unit and then creating our Carnevale masks to wear in the big school Parade in Term 2.
Arts Quote of the Week: “We are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece” – Author Unknown
Year 1 Art
The Year One students have had a great start in the Junior art room. They have begun with a focus on celebrations and artwork from different cultures by learning about ‘Chinese New Year’, also known as “Lunar New Year”.
Students have begun to create a Chinese Dragon puppet. They have thought about the use of colour and putting in their best effort to colour in the dragon’s head and tail. Construction will begin next week to create the dragon body. Once complete the dragon puppet will be used to explore the traditional Dragon dance performed during Chinese New Year celebrations.
(Georgina Nankervis- Foundation/Year 1 Art Teacher)
Music students from Mill Park Heights PS enjoyed a fantastic experience last Friday spending time at the Lalor North Secondary College Recording Studio. Members of ‘The Jukes’ Ukulele Group and our ‘Acoustic Music Group’ recorded a variety of songs they have been learning throughout 2018. Songs recorded included: On Top of Spaghetti, Supercalifragilistic, 5 Song Pop Medley, Rock and Roll Music and Proud Mary. As well as recording the songs mentioned, students spent time in the Electric Drum and Keyboard Labs. This event is also a lead up to our Big Night Out performance at Lalor North SC where ‘The Jukes’ will be performing ‘The Addams Family Theme’ and our ‘Acoustic Music Group’ will be performing ‘Coming Home’ by the Australian Group ‘Sheppard’ on Wednesday October 17th. We really can’t wait for our talented music students to shine on the big stage!
Art Quote of the Week:
‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ Hans Christian Andersen