Splat! 2nd Class Room 9
What a mess! Jackson Pollock's paintings look careless and unplanned, but in fact they are not. He took great care over where the paint would fall and which colours to use. With a flick of his wrist he let the paint fall off his brush in loops and swirls, splat onto the canvas. We recreated our own Pollock inspired piece using Styrofoam balls, paint and brushes. We then added some extras...just for fun!
Our Romanian Blouse Paintings - 2nd Class
Henri Matisse’s friendship with Romanian painter Theodor Pallady sparked his interest in Romanian folk costume, a recurring theme in Matisse’s work. See a selection of our paintings below!
Winter Foxes by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
We have been learning all about badgers' and foxes' homes in SESE this week. Check out our winter foxes below.
Glowing Pumpkins by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
''Scream' Paintings by Ms Devlin's 3rd Class (Based on painting by Edvard Munch).
Autumn Trees by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
Minibeast Hunt by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
This was our first time using oil pastels! We each had to create a garden scene, before adding the magnifying glass with colourful minibeast to finish. Don't they look lovely?
The Longest Drawing Ever...??? Ms. Ryan's 5th Class
Having learned about the Normans and the Romans in school, we were intrigued by both the idea of scrolls and the Bayeux Tapestry, We wanted to tell the story of us and what was important to us on a continuous roll of paper as a drawing project in school. Who knows- it might be used as evidence by archaeologists of the future!
Tints and Shades by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
See our wonderful Tints and Shades paintings below. We each started off in the top right hand corner with some pure white paint, before adding a small amount of colour each time to achieve the look. A drop of black was added at the very end to darken down the original colour. We finished off our pieces with some cool winter trees.
Meowing at Midnight by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
Our colourful paintings mark the start of Litriú for us in Room 9. Our very first Irish spelling was 'cat', followed by other 'a' words such as madra, hata and glas. We drew inspiration from the work of Nick Gustafson.
What Makes You Scream? By Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
We used oil pastels and paints to create these screaming faces. The rather scary looking hair was made possible with the help of some clever blow painting.
Looking and Responding- Ms. Ryan's 5th Class
Following our visit to the Sculptures in Context Exhibition in the Botanic Gardens, we drew elements of our favourites using oil pastels.
Our Favourite Cartoon Characters by Ms Devlin's 4th Class
We drew and painted our favourite cartoon characters in September. We worked really hard on them and enjoyed the lessons.
Taking Lines for a Walk by Ms Sheridan's 2nd Class
We had fun experimenting with lines and taking them for a walk. We drew straight lines, curly lines, curved lines, zig-zag lines, thin lines, thick lines and more besides. We then painted between our lines, before tracing over them with a black marker to really make them pop!
The Rainforest- A Temporary Exhibition by Ms. Ryan's 5th Class
We learned all about the rainforest of Ecuador in class and decided to use our creativity to display our new-found facts! Because we used chalk, it was only a temporary exhibition but it certainly brightened up the concrete while it was there!
歌川 広重 Hiroshige by Ms Sheridan's 4th Class
Ando (or Utagawa) Hiroshige worked in the ukiyo-e style, documenting everyday life in Japan. He reduced scenes to ornamental groupings of simplified lines and shapes, which were considered calming to look at. We looked at one of his paintings as part of our work on Japan.
Multicultural Week Art by Ms Sheridan's 4th Class
We took a look at the work of Polish artist Justyna Anna Kopania.
Paintings by Ms Devlin's 4th Class (Multi-Cultural Week)
We had a great time exploring some Romanian artists as part of our work on Romania.
Artwork by Ms . Ryan's Class
'What would you give someone who had everything?' and 'Tape Art' created in November 2014.
Paul Henry's Lakeside Cottages by Ms. Sheridan's 4th Class
We looked at the work of Irish artist, Paul Henry. We took a closer look at Lakeside Cottages, where we can see the artist's love of big skies and simple lines. The children enjoyed learning about why the cottages had small windows and half-doors.
Van Gogh's Starry Night by Ms. Devlin's Class
Ms Devlin's fourth class have been studying Vincent Van Gogh and some of his works. We really enjoyed painting 'Starry Starry Night' which is one of his well known pieces.