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Reflections from grade 1/2T

After completing our batik cats these are some of the reflections and comments the students had to say

I liked doing the blue food dye over the pastel because I liked the colours – Jessi

I liked colouring my cat in oil pastel it was fun – Sophie

I liked using the food dye and drawing the cats – Scarlett

My picture was green and colourful. I liked painting with food dye– Milly

I finished my cat today – Emily

Today I finished my cat, the hardest thing was colouring it in using oil pastel – Austyn

I liked making the batik cats, the best part was using food dye – Jett

I liked doing the drawing. My cat was a good shape. – Brodie

I liked finishing the cat that I made – Krystos


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Busy Week Recap

Well we have had such a busy week this week we haven’t managed any student updates since monday…. so here’s a bit of an update on what we’ve been doing.

Prep students have started working on their artworks to be displayed at the Production later this term. We took their photos and they have been turning themselves into circus performers through use of collage and colouring. They are looking very cool so far. We have acrobats, jugglers, clowns and even a ringmaster 🙂 You’ll have to wait till after the production to see them on here though… I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Year 1 and 2 students have started exploring simple batik techniques using chalk and oil pastels with cats as our subjects. We chose cats because they have lots of interesting shapes and patterns. We started by drawing a thick outline with chalk, then we coloured it all in with oil pastel making sure we didn’t go over the chalk. The last thing we did was use different surfaces to create texture through rubbings in the background. Next week we will add the food dye to give it the real batik look.

Year 3 and 4 students have been creating funky feet pictures incorporating Primary and Secondary colours and exploring a variety of patterns created using shape and line. they are colourful and fun and just the thing for this wintery, grey weather. We saw some excellent painting techniques this week.

Finally year 5 and 6 students have started on their year of the horse Chinese artworks. The plan for these is when completed, all the canvases will be set up in a line showing all the different horses drawn. The color scheme is red and black. I think it will look very impressive. So far all of the students have practised drawing horses. I’m so proud of them for giving it a go and wow we have some very impressive drawings so far.

To top it off the students have been working hard on props for the production. We had a very productive week with 2 sessions seeing 3 mirrors and a shoe box almost completed from scratch. Well done everyone.

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Batik Cats

Grade 1/2 are drawing one of my favorite things …… cats 🙂 we are combining this with simple batik techniques to create a different sort of art work. In this piece we will also use crayon rubbings to create texture in our background. The students enjoyed watching a silly cat video for inspirations in their drawings. We also tried making our own cat poses before we started drawing to tune us in.

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