6th class make personal keepsakes for Art

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Each year 6th class students learn the ancient art of bookbinding.  They make their own hand-stitched books under the direction of professional bookbinder and artist Brigitta Gallaher. The books are a beautiful and personal keepsake for the children to collect and display their favourite drawings.

6th class artwork ready to enter Art Prize

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In creating our entry into the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize, our 6th class students looked at ‘means of escape’. They particularly focused on the games and objects sent to POWs through Red Cross parcels that could be used for escape purposes. The sheer focus, imagination and ingenuity in creating ways to escape: hiding information and […]

4th class ingenious weavers

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4th class started the process of learning an indigenous weaving technique this week. The finished items are going to be highly colourful!  The lesson, taken by local elder Karleen Green, is part of a free initiative by Manly Council, where art teacher Miss Carroll also works.

Sixth class artwork at finalist in art award

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Sixth class students Sophie R and Alannah W represented the School at the Gallipoli Art Awards prize giving in Sydney during the holidays.  The combined work by all 6th class students was a finalist in the art award. John Colet School has entered the competition for many years now and remains the only school to take […]

Picasso inspired

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5th classes have loved learning about Picasso.  Teacher Penny Walton has tasked them with creating their own portraits, inspired by his art.

6th class Gallipoli artwork ready for entry

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Each year, with the guidance and direction of art teacher, Juli Allcorn, 6th class students create a combined artwork to enter in the Gallipoli Art Prize, which is held in Sydney and open to the public to view.  So far, each year our students’ works have been hung as finalists. Good luck for this year […]

Art teacher on a roll

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“Et florere quid incipit cantus natura est scriptor“. (Nature’s blossoming and singing) 2 metres sq. Pencil and watercolour on 12 birch wood panels. Hearty congratulations to one of our art teachers, Juli Allcorn, who is one of eight artists worldwide to be accepted for a Research Drawing Residency in Caylus, France from 23 March to […]

Art and Space

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In Art, 2C have been looking at the art of spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan MirÛ, and incorporated his style into their Space themed artworks of rockets, astronauts and planets. 

Art department news

Congratulations to Marta D (5K) on her Highly Commended entry into the ARTEX Armistice Exhibition at the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch.  Marta won $100 in prize money and her artwork was sold!  Well done also to Alannah W (5K) who entered with her delightful entry, Lest we Forget. Congratulations to art teacher Rachel Carroll on […]

Northern Beaches Art Prize finalists

Congratulations to Jolan L, Samsara C, Caly H (all 6th class) and Sierra H (5CD) for being selected as finalists in the Northern Beaches Art Prize.  There was a huge entry with only around 100 artworks hung as finalists.  Well done to these students for entering in their own time and doing so well. The […]