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The Aboriginal Memorial

In Grade 3 and 4 Art we’ve had a look at an Indigenous artwork known as the Aboriginal Memorial. Have a look at the picture above to see the installation; does it make you curious to know more?

We have had heaps of great wonderings from this image:

“I wonder why it looks like an Aboriginal Rain stick? Are we going to make our own and put them around the school?” – Cooper, 3F

“It looks like water pipes, are they cardboard, or pipes? What would happen if water spills on it? What would happen to them? It reminds me of a didgeridoo. I wonder why there is different designs because I notice that the sides have similarities and differences. Is it indoor?” – Mustafa, 3F

“Did you take the photo or is it off the internet? Is it bamboo? Who designed it? Who was the first indigenous person to die?” – Solomon, 3F

“Where is it? Why are there little holes? Where are they? Why are some thick and some skinny? Can you touch them? Where does the path go?” Ramin, 3F

“Did we do this on Better Buddies Day? I wonder why some of them are tall and some of them are short, and why there are rocks?” – Solomon, 3F

“Why are some of the patterns cut out? What was the date it was made?” –Shivya, 3F

“Is it a path?” –Zeynep, 3F

“I wonder they are different shapes and sizes?” – Maeesha

“I wonder why all of them are different and have different looks and why did they make it?” – Peter, 3F

“I wonder why they are inside?” – Taylor, 3F

“What happens when they get wet?” – Jessica, 3F

“I wonder how big they are.” – Simrat, 3F

“Who was fighting?” – Kovidh, 3F

The more we asked, the more we wanted to know! We are still finding out more about the image each time we go to Art, and we are creating our own!

Please enjoy some of our work so far and look out for the finished pieces in the next few weeks.

You can find more information about the Memorial here: https://nga.gov.au/AboriginalMemorial/home.cfm

Survival of Ancient Egypt

This term in Visual Arts we have been exploring all the wonderful artifacts that have survived in Ancient Egypt. We made  Egyptian Pharaoh necklaces out of board, gold paint and foil paper. The Pharaohs were the Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt and they wore very elaborate and beautiful jewellery to show how powerful the were. Many of these pieces of jewellery were found in the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings where the pyramids were built. This is how we know what kind of things they wore. Do you like our necklaces?

 

Survival of Ancient cultures- How do we learn things about ancient cultures and how they survived?

This term we have been making hieroglyphic drawings and learning about  how they were a written language. The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to write about the history of Ancient Egypt. We learnt to make our own coded messages and wrote our names using them. They were really hard to draw and the ancient Egyptian scribes, who were special writers, must have been really good at writing because each letter was so hard to draw. When we finished our coded messages we decorated the boarders in gold. The ancient Egyptians loved gold and only very important people like Pharaohs who were like Kings and Queens wore lots of gold.

ANZAC Day paintings- The surviving memory of the ANZACS

In Year 3&4 Art we explored the Anzac legend and the importance of commemorating the soldiers who did not come home. We decided to make some memorial paintings for our whole school Anzac service during assembly. The paintings incorporated symbols such as the poppies, and crosses that represent the graves of lost soldiers. We used water colours paint sunsets and when our paper was dry we painted the details over our sunsets in dark  silhouettes. We think they are a great way to commemorate the Anzacs. Let us know what you think of our painting skills.

My identity sculptures

In year 3&4 Art we have been busy creating paper sculptures using the letters of our names. We have explored design elements such as Line, shape, colour and texture to create designs that represent how we see ourselves. We created drawings using the design elements that we think show our personalities. Colours, lines and and shapes all have a way of expressing our feelings and these feelings are part of our identity. We used paper, hot glue, pencils and markers to complete our fantastic identity sculptures. It was hard building them because we had to balance all our pieces on top of each other and that took time and patience. We think we have done an amazing job. What do you think?

Our personal Identity

During the first two weeks of Art we created our classroom agreements which reflect our school values. We worked in teams and came up with ideas about how to best reflect the school values in our art room. In addition we have begun designing our ‘Identity’ paper sculptures. The sculptures will be created with the letters of our names and the designs on them will be abstract designs made of line, shape and colours that represent our personalities. Keep watching this blog for our amazing work!

Changes in the seasons

The year 3 &4 students have been hard at work creating drawings that depict the changes in the seasons. They created artworks that change when viewed from different angles. They have done an amazing job with their drawings and should be extremely proud of them. Here are some examples form 3 D.


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