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Term 4, 2012

We start Art Lessons onMonday 4th February 2013. We started with Picasso this year. We looked at his expressive paintings of the weeping women to create self portraits. We used his series of paintings called “Las Meninas”as inspiration to create acrylic paintings on canvas. Everybody dressed up in costumes as princesses, princes and the artist himself and posed in groups to draw and paint each other. In the second te
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Term 3, 2012

This is the last week of our 3rd term 2012. Next term will start: 16 October, nine week term.  Our drive for this term has been textiles and yarns. It has been very a different approach this time. My trip to Chile has been a great inspiration for art this term. While there, I visited galleries, museums, craft centres and talked to many artists and craft people.  I visited a wonderful Wool Expo where I found the most
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Term 2, 2012

Dear Parents, This second term, because of the public holidays, we had a variety on the number of weeks each group did. The Monday group did 7 weeks, the Tuesday group did 9 weeks (full term for us) and the Wednesday group did 8 weeks. This coming term, in spite of having a four week break, each group will do 9 weeks. As I mentioned before, we are going to have a winter break of four weeks. I’m travelling to South Am
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Term 1, 2012

Dear Parents, Picasso has been the inspiration this term. Early in the term I went to Canberra and Sydney in a professional development tour of Galleries. I came back to my studio charged with books, inspiration, new ideas and emotion. We started by studying the expressive paintings that Picasso did of weeping women, as studies to paint “The Guernica”. We had an insightful discussion, of the style and the emotions in
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