In class we used different coloured yarn and popsicle sticks for an art activity. At first, the students were only going to make one each, but they had so much fun, some decided to make four. We have them displayed on the bulletin board by the gym. If you get the chance, be sure to see their beautiful artwork.
Andy Goldsworthy is an artist from Scotland who creates art outdoors using brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. After learning about the artist, the students worked in partners to create their own art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. I was impressed with the creativity the class demonstrated during this learning activity. Below are some photos of their work.
The students in Division 13 have been busy creating beautiful artwork. We used acrylic yarn, wood, beads and feathers to make unique Yarn Sticks. They are hanging on the bulletin board by the gym and in our classroom. We have also been learning the technique of Printmaking. A special thanks to the parent helpers who helped students to make prints using red, green, gold and silver. The prints are hanging on the two bulletin boards right outside of our classroom. If you have some time, please stop by our classroom to see your child’s fabulous artwork.
Last week, Dawn, an elder from the Aboriginal Education program taught us about the talking stick and talking circle. She is returning to our class on Wednesday to teach us about button blankets and First Nations art. We still need parent helpers to help the students with the needles and thread. Grandparents are also welcome in our classroom.
The students just finished a fun art project using an old shoe, paint, glitter, foamcore, glue and recyclable materials. Their work is displayed on the bulletin board at the front of the school next to the office. There are more art shoes located on the bulletin board outside of the gym. If you are at the school be sure to check out their very creative work.
Last week we had a visit from Dawn in the Aboriginal Education program. She taught us all about button blankets. The students then had the opportunity to make their own button blankets using black and red felt, buttons, a needle and thread. Each student had a choice of creating a button blanket with a salmon, raven, wolf, eagle, owl and killer whale. Adult volunteers helped the students to thread their needles and sewing on the buttons.
Andy Goldsworthy is an artist from Scotland who produces art and sculptures in natural and urban environments. The materials used in his art often includes brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. In class we looked at a book and DVD about the artist.
Last week we went outside in the afternoon and in partners the students created their own environmental art by using the same natural materials that Andy Goldsworthy uses in his work. Our school playground area is ideally suited for this art activity because we have trees, bushes, large rocks and a stream. The class was very engaged and excited when working on their projects. At the end we did an Artist’s Walk where the students were given time to show and explain to rest of the class what they had created. Below are some images of their work.
Over the last few weeks we have used the technique of Printmaking to create a Christmas or Winter scene. The students also used construction paper and a tracing of their foot and hands to make their own reindeer. With watercolours, black tempera paint and a straw they made some beautiful Autumn trees. A special thanks to the parents who helped us in the classroom. The Printmaking is being displayed on the bulletin board by the office during the month of December.
The Cratex container at our school is used to store our earthquake supplies and we decided to paint the container. First, we had to clean off the mold and mildew and then paint it with a metal primer. Luckily we had a lot of sunny weather during the month of September. After coming up with an idea and drawing the mural we were able to paint it over several weeks. We are now moving on to the second side of the container and hope to finish it before the start of the rainy Fall season. A special thanks to all the students who helped with this Art project.