Doreen Primary School

 

    Art 2015
2017   2016

Work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy
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Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, students have been collecting and arranging natural materials found in the school ground to create sculpture. The sticks at the base of the tree follow the direction away from the tree like its roots. The rings suggest years of growth. Our sculptural elements are meant to express growth and time.

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Ceramics

As well as making ceramic items for the Garden Corner, students also had the opportunity to make some items to take home. Here is a sample of their work.


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Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy students have been collecting and arranging natural materials found in the school ground to create sculpture. The sticks at the base of this tree follw the direction away from the tree like its roots.The rings suggest years of growth. our sculptural elements are meant to express growth and time.

Grade Prep Clowns

Grade Prep used wax crayons to draw a clown face and mixed their own colours on a palette from red, yellow and blue. They washed the brush to keep the colours clean and vibrant.
 
           

 

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Grade Prep and 1 Dye on Fabric

Students used fabric pens to draw a design onto calico then coloured them with dye. They had to mix colours and apply the dye with care

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Grade 2 Portraits

Grade two started the year by painting portraits on cartridge paper with water soluble pastels. The practiced keeping clean crisp colours and painting with different sized brushes to get these fabulous faces.
 

     

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Grade 3 Prints

Students used cardboard to cut out shapes and glue them onto a base board to make a picture for printing. They printed with one colour onto fabric and added detail with more colours by stamping with the edge of cardboard as well as other found objects.
 

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Grade 5 and 6 Masks

Grade 5 and 6 are making plaster masks this term.  Grade 5 worked with a partner, covering their face with vaseline to make sure the mask would come off without pain.  When everyone has made their mask they will add sculptural elements and build on their mask with more plaster, material, wire and paper depending on the design they create. The masks will then be painted and glazed.
 
  

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Finished Masks


Grade 5/6 Charcoal and Dry Pastel

Charcoal is a very messy medium but is so worth the effort.  Students created deep blacks with charcoal, tried to keep white areas as contrast an used erasers to draw greys back into the charcoal. Some added colour with dry pastel.

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Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6 paintings

Grade six were asked to fold a piece of paper in half and draw a series of objects in the sky.  Without showing anyone their picture they swapped with a partner and completed the other persons drawing. They opened the paper to see how the picture fitted together and t hen painted the surrealist style composition created with this technique. These pictures will be used as ideas for this year's animation.  
 

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