Early Childhood: Dogs have been a common theme across the grades this Term.
Prep students have looked at traditional Chinese Paper cuts for inspiration practising a wide range of fine motor skills including tracing, tearing and cutting Chinese paper and red packets, pasting and using foam brushes and dye to create their dog images.
|Year One students have been inspired by the author/illustrator Lynley Dodd- who created Hairy MacLary. Their focus has been on the element of texture; manipulating a variety of papers and fabrics to create their dog images.
Jed, 1B Zoe, 1M
|Year Two students were inspired by George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog Series. They looked at simple shape/contour drawing and the use of a complementary opposite colour scheme to create their works.
Primary: Students in Primary have celebrated Chinese New Year by investigating different printing techniques, painting surfaces and artists to bring in the Year of the Dog.
Year 4 students responded to the work of Australian Artist, Rona Green and the technique of lino printing to generate their artwork. Their finished artwork explored a variety of symbols in the form of tattoos to narrate; ‘Who they are’ and ‘What is important to them’.
|Year 3 students explored the technique of Mono Printing to generate a portrait of a dog. Students used paint, tissue paper and complementary colours to create a textured background. Students also responded to their work by reflecting on, ‘What Went Well’ and ‘Even Better If’.
Veronica and Angus 6D
Year 6 students were inspired by the work of American artist, William Wegman to generate their artwork. Students explored the technique of Mono printing to capture a portrait of a dog and manipulated colour paper to create a collage to identify a vocation of interest.
Year 5 students responded to the work of Australian artist, Jenny Watson and appreciated her naïve style and use of found fabrics to paint on. Students generated a painting on fabric to reflect a personal memory, dream or wish about a dog.
Narelle Cridland | Specialist Teacher – Visual Arts (Primary)
Anne Hopkins | Primary Visual Arts Teacher