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Art in Focus: Year 6 Art

Mrs Fedele's Year 6 Art students have been busy producing Henri Matisse inspired self-portraits. Widely regarded as the greatest colourist of the twentieth century, Matisse's bright and vibrant colours became the inspiration behind their projects. Students began by tracing a photograph of themselves then segmented their drawn faces into shapes. They chose their own colour palette and finalised their work with...

Art in Focus: Year 10 Visual Art

Natural Forms Sculptures The Year 10 Visual Art students have been studying Natural Forms artists Andy Goldsworthy, Bronwyn Oliver, Barbara Hepworth and Rosalie Gascoigne. Through Art, Natural Forms can be depicted as a representation of the original object. Students have taken their realistic tonal drawings, from the recent Botanical Gardens excursion, and transformed and developed them into new concepts. These...

Art in Focus: Year 8 Art

The Year 8 Art classes have been studying the art movement Art Nouveau. This movement swept through the decorative arts and architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a movement aimed at modernising design, seeking to escape the eclectic historical styles that had previously been popular. Students chose whether to create a lino print or a...

Art in Focus: Year 7 Lino Prints

The Year 7 Art students have been learning about pattern and printmaking, with a focus on visual and tactile texture. Through the exploration of patterns and textures, the students have created designs based on rubbings of different types of surfaces. Their patterns were then carved into lino and printed using two methods: press printing and hand rolling. The final prints...

Art in Focus: Year 9 Art

The Year 9 Art students have recently created self-portraits using the Grid Drawing method. Students chose whether to draw a realistic portrait or a distorted portrait using graphite. Congratulations to all the students on their wonderful final pieces of art! Mrs Kelley Lewis Faculty Leader of Visual Art 15/04/16

Year 10 Art Excursion

On Wednesday, 16 March, the Year 10 Visual Art students visited the Botanical Gardens as part of their Natural Forms unit of work. Students completed a number of drawings and media studies based on the natural forms found in the Botanical Gardens. Work completed will form part of their assessment for the work they are currently undertaking at school. While...

Art in Focus: Year 6 Art

The two Year 6 Art classes have been busy studying three 20th Century artists: Surrealist, Salvador Dali; Pop Artist, Roy Lichtenstein; and Street artist, Banksy. The students have made recreations of works by these three famous artists. The first artwork project was a recreation of Dali's "The Persistence of Memory" using vibrant watercolours. The second project, using the stipple drawing...

Art in Focus: Year 7 Art

The Year 7 Art classes have commenced the year learning about One Point Perspective. Students have demonstrated their understanding by the use of the horizon line and vanishing point. They have recently completed a drawing task, creating a Van Gogh inspired bedroom by adding beds, cupboards, desks and other types of furniture. The final drawings showed great imagination, colour and...

Art in Focus: Year 10 Art

Our two Year 10 Art classes have commenced the 2016 school year delving into the Methods and Media unit. This unit helps to build confidence in the students’ drawing abilities while also giving them the freedom to show their own unique styles. The unit focuses on building a folio of drawings, including still life and animals. The students began the...

Art in Focus: Year 10 Art & Stage 1 Visual Art

The 2015 Year 10 Art and Stage 1 Visual Art students worked very hard throughout last year and we are celebrating their work along with a combined year level exhibition in the Middle School foyer. All works were produced in Semester 2 of 2015. The Year 10 final artworks were created as part of the ’Themed’ study unit. The students...