Taking part in art

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These boats that 2nd class made will be part of an installation at Mosman Art Gallery that local children and adults have contributed to.The exhibition called THE BOAT; Project Another Country is the work of husband and wife team Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan who originated from the Philippines.They are internationally known for creating works that […]

From the P&F

I trust this finds you well.  Last week we finally had sufficient sunshine to hold the events that had been postponed in Term 1.  Here is a roundup of what has been and what is to come! Hot Cross Buns this may seem a dim and distant event, it raised over $300, a huge thank […]

Lower First learning about “The Little Refugee”

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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

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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 […]

Gallipoli Art Prize update

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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 […]

Hands on art

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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 […]

6th class students’ artwork in Gallipoli Art Prize

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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 […]

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

Art Prefect’s Work

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This stunning pencil drawing was completed by our 2014 Art Prefect, Ashleigh E, for presentation to the school at our final asembly of the year . Ashleigh has highlighted the strengths and core values she feels she has gained the most from at John Colet School. The framed piece will be on display as part […]

Young tea set designers

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Here are some of Second Class C with the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland Tea Set when it came back from being glazed this week.  It is all ready for the Gala Dinner Auction this weekend, as are all the other classes’ artworks.