Art Classes

Lower First learning about “The Little Refugee”

In the build up to Book Week, Lower First are looking at ‘The Little Refugee’ by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and drawing their own people using the art room’s collection of dolls from around the world as further inspiration. …

Botanical art

5th class and 2nd class students have been learning about the endangered plant Grevillea Caleyi in art lessons recently.  Not only drawing the flower and leaves in detail, but finding out about the threats to its survival.  The school plans to enter student artworks in a regional art competition that is designed to increase awareness of local endangered species.  The students were interested to know that there is a fenced reserve behind our school were Grevillea Caleyi is growing in its natural habitat.   …

Gallipoli Art Prize update

Well done to our 6th class students whose combined artwork, Woven Connections, has been accepted as a finalist in this year’s Gallipoli Art Prize, which is administered by the Gallipoli Memorial Club. The acrylic mixed media artwork is inspired by the designs found on Turkish carpets.  The ship silhouettes represent the landings and evacuations at Gallipoli, and the colour red, the sacrifice of all. …

Hands on art

Our regular Ceramics in Schools teacher, Kristin, visited 2nd class this week to help them create undersea creatures.  The students listened very carefully to the step-by-step instructions and marvelous crabs and octopuses emerged from the clay.  Upper First also had a lesson making cars, in connection with their study of the book “Are we there yet?” …

6th class students’ artwork in Gallipoli Art Prize

Congratulations to the all our 6th class students. Their combined artwork (pictured above) has been hung as a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize. We are the only school to take part in this prestigious art prize, and each year that we have entered, we have been finalists!  Their artwork,  Lest We Forget’, reflects the involvement of the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders in WW1. The students chose to depict the landing of Gallipoli from above, in the way that Indigenous artists depict the landscape and stories of their dreaming. They designed their own symbols showing the soldiers, the landing craft, the battle ships and the difficult terrain. The colour palette used in this artwork was influenced by contemporary …

A request from the Art Room

The Art Dept. is in dire need of a WORKING tape/cassette player to play stories during art classes. Would anyone on school staff or a school parent have one to donate? Many thanksJallcorn@johncolet.nsw.edu.au …