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Construction with Timber or Cardboard

Part 1 Part 2 This project presents the opportunity for a three dimensional activity, different from painting and drawing which are done on a flat surface, construction work is stimulating as students use new and recycled materials, to express ideas, to experiment, to investigate and to invent. First, students are involved in creating a construction using pieces of timber or cardboard. To achieve their 3D constructio
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Drawing with Ink

We have a brand new video available, how to use pen and ink to create some fabulous nature studies. You can go to our Youtube channel and view all of our videos, we even have a dedicated video page for your enjoyment and education.
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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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Term 4, 2011

I like first of all, to congratulate all the students for their dedication, their enthusiasm, their creativity, their wonderful imagination and most of all for their self discipline that they display when working on their art. It has been another year of great art here in the Studio. We all have been busy learning, thinking, solving the problems of art and making art. We learnt about artists, art techniques and art m
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Term 3, 2011

Dear Parents, We continued to search for ways to depict the landscape. We started by looking at the very inner landscape – the part of the landscape that is there but we can’t see in a normal situation. We studied pictures of microscopic sections of different trees and plants, showing their cells and their vascular system. Students created designs with crayons and lift prints from these fascinating pictures of
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Term 2, 2011

Dear Parents, Our theme this term has been “Reflections on the Landscape”. We have been looking at things that are part of the landscape rather than studying the landscape in a traditional way. I really wanted the students to think of what makes the landscape, how plants and trees for example make different patterns with the way they branch out and the different kinds of barks on trees. I wanted them to think of what
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Term 1, 2011

Dear Parents, We started with Pop Art and the work of Andy Warhol and we discussed why artists started painting cans of soup, telephones, cars, movie stars and space rockets and many other things popular  with people. We studied  the way artists look at consumer items in places like supermarkets and the way Pop Art became a celebration to consumerism. Students drew shoes from observation and invented their own shoe d
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