Term 2 Week 4

Amber & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 classes have been looking at Aboriginal art (see examples). We discussed the earthy colours used, and how the patterns were made using lots of tiny dots. We learnt about Aboriginal symbols- the concentric circles represent a campsite, lines between them are journeys, and little ‘c’ shapes around a circle shows a meeting place. 

We used cotton buds to create our own images, telling the story of a journey from one place to another.


Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists continued with their investigation into the geometric compositions of Wassily Kandinsky (see examples below). We practised some watercolour techniques in our sketchbooks, such as varying the tone of a colour by adding water, and producing graduated and variegated washes. We then used these techniques to add colour to our own Kandinsky inspired compositions.


Maroon & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists continued with their colourful paintings inspired by Hundertwasser. We mixed our own secondary and tertiary colours, and showed a lit of patience and paintbrush control when adding colour to the tiny details. The results look brilliant!

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