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Prep Clay Reflections


We made a cup but we can’t put water in them. – Larni


I mixed grey, green, light green and some other colours to paint my clay – Riley


I made a little cup and I painted it with different colours and I mixed some colours up. I used gold, black and red. – Niya


I made different colours and I painted with them. I made pink with red and white and I made green with blue, yellow and white and I made another colour – Ella


I am proud of how I mixed colours together. Miss Sharp helped me put red dots on my cup.– Jai


I mixed up colours to make grey and brown. I also mixed yellow and blue to make green – Kade


I mixed some green for the inside of my bowl and brown for the bottom. I maybe did a few zigzags and dots too. – Archer


I used dark blue and yellow and white. – Jordan.


I put blue on the bottom and black on the inside of my cup. – Jye


I tried to make green and I made pink and light blue to decorate my bowl – Acacia


I mixed some colours to make blue and I mixed white and blue and it made light blue. – Emma


I mixed red and blue and it made purple. I used it to paint my bowl. – Indi


I liked making a bowl in clay. I mixed light blue and yellow to paint it. – Nadia


I mixed colours and I made grey and also I mixed yellow, light pink and that made a different kind of pink to just mixing white and red. – Mackenzie


I really liked making things with clay – Madi.

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Dragon Body Project Update

Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and what a busy term it’s shaping up to be. We have the Arts Extravaganza coming up in a few weeks and the Chinese Dragon Body project is well underway. The 3-6 students have all begun working on their actual panels, making their own choices about what techniques and materials they would like to use. So far we have panels being painted, sewn, drawn, embroidered, coloured and combinations of all of the above.

The Prep – 2 students have all been designing their panels and are starting to work on the actual panels in the next couple of weeks. Preps have decorated a fan shape which they will then paint and draw on their panels. The 1-2 students focused on the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals and i can’t wait to see them when they are finished.

It’s going to be a gorgeously, colourful dragon 🙂

At this stage we are planning for all of the panels to be completed by the end of the year ready for sewing into the actual body over the holidays.

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Prep Paper Sculptures

Preps had a lot of fun making these paper sculptures. They explored and learnt how to do a few different paper techniques, including, fan folding, curling and fringing. Some of them had an idea in mind about what their sculpture was and others enjoyed just making it. The look fantastic and very colourful.

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12th August – From the Art Room

I’m looking at different ways to get all the information up here. I know that it can get a bit repetitive with grades doing the same activities for each level. So i’m after some feedback. How would you like to see it? A daily post? weekly? different artist reviews? lesson plans? let me know what you would like to see and we’ll see what we can do. 🙂


Using charcoal and black paint.  – 12th August 2015

Today in art we started drawing and painting on our trees. Some people had thick trees some had thin trees. We are doing an artwork, which is called Winter Trees. Last week we played round with charcoal then started our artwork. We drew a circle, which represented our moon then coloured in our background by smudging charcoal. Today was our last day on our piece of artwork. It was very fun, making this piece of artwork. Lots of people have finished their artwork today.


By Zafirah and Mia

Photographer – Jed


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Water Week Posters – 1/2AC 

12th August 2015

Today everybody’s pictures looked beautiful using the watercolours. Everything seems to be going well so far. Everybody is doing a good job. Lots of people are blue because we are doing water posters and the blue is for the water. Some people have drawn water places where they have a funnel to collect water and some people have drawn mountains and drops of rain.

I learnt that water is very, very, important. I also learnt we use colours to make our artworks look good. You have to choose the right size brush for your painting so you don’ t go out of the lines. If you keep painting in the same place and see bits of paper in your painting it’s a warning to stop or you will get a big hole in your work.

Reporter – Sarah

Photographer – Rishi

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5th – 11th August catch up

First of all thanks to all of our fantastic reporters and photographers who have prepared the following blog posts. I apologise to you all for being a bit slow getting some of them up. We are back online though so that is a bonus. Please keep an eye on the page to see who will be contributing to the blog. The aim is for all of our students to have an opportunity to share their learning.

thanks for reading

Miss Sharp

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3/4FP Monochromatic Trees

5th August 2015

In the 3/4 area we have been shading backgrounds of paper and putting a moon in, because we are going to put a tree in and try to shade it with charcoal. A great example was Miss Sharp’s which looked like it was from a scary movie with the moon shining behind the tree. Other people have been going for a less scary look. I’m going to try and make mine look scary. It’s kind of funny how the colour choices and shading can make it look scary. If it had a blue background and green tree it would look awesome but it wouldn’t look scary. This is our first time this year using charcoal. Charcoal is fun, smudgy and puts together effective artworks.

Lachie 3/4FP

Photographer Darcy

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1/2H – Watercolour Posters

11th August 2015

I’m doing a painting of a place that sells scary things. I chose to do a free painting today. Everyone is making Water Week posters. We are using watercolours. I like painting because it’s fun. I’m good at it. I like to paint pictures on paper, especially motorbikes. They are my favourite thing to do. I am looking forward to doing clay this year in Art. The best thing about art is painting.

Reporter – Callum

Photographer – Tequijuan

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Winter Trees – 3/4B (monochromatic)

11th August 2015

I drew a cactus on my paper today because I like the green and the spikes on the cactus because its inspiring to me, it just make me feel great about myself. When I was painting I had to just get the spikes right and get the sticks that are poking out of the tree. I had to use black paint and used my skills painting small lines. It was fun painting until the end because I was finished and didn’t have to paint any more. I’m pretty good at painting. I saw Summer, Rhiarna, Tori, Khloe and Bella doing a great job on theirs too.

Reporter – Sonny

Photographer – Jenae


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Welcome back to Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3 everyone. This is shaping up to be a busy term with the Chinese Dragon Body project really kicking off and also the senior school production. Lots happening in Art.

Preps have finished their Prep Art Books and they are in the final stages of finishing touches and binding before they head home. This term they will be exploring mark making, printing and continuing to create gorgeous artworks. Check out their Van Gogh inspired sunflowers on display in the hall.

Grade 1/2 Students have celebrated the chilly start to the term by cutting and folding snowflakes, they’re getting good at creating very detailed designs now and are beginning to do colourful versions now.

Grade 3/4 had fun exploring charcoal and smudging techniques they will be using these to try a winter tree drawing in the next couple of weeks.

Grade 5/6 have started working on tessellations using simple design templates. i’m looking forward to seeing the colourful completion of their artworks 🙂

Stay tuned for more updates…

thanks for reading.

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A bit of a celebration of Term 2

Please enjoy the slideshow of some of our Term 2 Visual Art activities. 🙂


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It’s OK to make a Mistake!

Hi Everyone I recently attended a PD session on Discovery learning in the Art Room and was encouraged to look up a book called ‘Beautiful Oops’ by Barney Saltzburg. I found this lovely video version and thought i’d share for you all. It’s a great way to encourage creativity and reinforce that it’s ok to make mistakes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Coming Up….

Please check back on this space, we are currently having some image transferring problems but will hopefully be back in full swing soon. We have some video interviews and images to go with the Chinese Dragon Body design sessions, as well as an update on what the Preps have been up to. So stay tuned for further awesome posts and apologies for our drab and intermittent posts while we get the issues sorted out. Thanks for your support 🙂  Miss Sharp and the 800 Art students

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Our school is turning 150 this year. We have started designing bookmarks for the occasion. A panel of judges will choose their favorite from each of the Learning areas (prep, 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6) and they will be made into bookmarks to celebrate the event. Everyone has been working really hard on their designs and hopes they will be the lucky ones chosen. We’ve also learned a new word sesquicentenary. It’s not an easy one to say 🙂

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