Friday, 19 September 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk K2

Observational drawings of feathers.

The trunk.
The beanstalk.

The castle.

5 year olds.

I read the first part of the story "Jack and the Beanstalk". I stopped when Jack got to the top of the beanstalk. The children made their own beanstalk by cutting out a trunk and adding leaves. They cut leaf shapes out of green pages in magazines.

I read a little more. The children designed their own castles, after a lovely discussion about what a castle looks like. They used black crayon and pastels.

I read some more. The children made the giant using pen and coloured pencils.

I read to the end and they made Jack, climbing the beanstalk, using markers and jovis. We discussed what his legs and arms would be doing. 

The children put their picture together on a large piece of black paper. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Joan Miro R8

 6 and 7 year olds

I introduced Joan Miro with a little story of his life. I showed seveal images of his art, with figures in them. We had a discussion about Joan Miro's figures and how they were made.
The children drew as many as they could see in his work, using pencils.

They used these images to create their own pictures using marker pens.
I showed how they could put water on their work and lay coloured tissue onto the water. The longer they left the tissue in place, the darker the colour.

They chose their favourite figure and made a large one which they cut out and stuck on a large page, with other children's figures.

The children wrote a reflection about their art experience. Several children wrote about the "crazy art" and how much they loved being crazy with their images.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Two Art Days M10 and M13

Invented vehicles
Roy Lichtenstein 

Above is art made by 7 year olds yesterday. I have taken this lesson with an other calss recently. See /invented-vehicles-k5.html
Below is art made by 8 year olds today. See /roy-liechtenstein.html

Monday, 15 September 2014

Ronald MacDonald House

Ronald MacDonald House

Courtney, from Ronald MacDonald House contacted us at Island Bay School and asked for a selection of portraits from a wide age group, to be displayed at our National Portrait Gallery for one night only. If you look back at my last few posts, you will see a frenzy of portrait lessons.

I had a fabulous selection to choose about 30 portraits from. So I chose about 40 just to be safe.

If you look at Ronald MacDonald House Facebook page, RonaldMcDonaldHouseWellington you will see 2 of the 40 portraits that will be on display.

But here they all are.


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