Listening Ears in Room 1
We have been looking at sound this week. We have learned that sound is a form of energy and have investigated how sound waves travel. We have listened to and identified a variety of sounds in the environment.
See our Picasso- inspired collage work below. In 1912, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) made a guitar. Cobbled together from cardboard, paper, string and wire, materials that he cut, folded, threaded, and glued, Picasso's silent instrument resembled no sculpture ever before seen.
We are going to design and make our own musical instruments next week. Keep an ear out!
Clay Creations in R7
We have been exploring clay in R7. We created photoframes, experimenting with line, shape and texture. We painted our pieces and they are now ready to bring home and share.
Easter Fair Pots
Our 2nd Class girls have a real treat in store for you budding gardeners! We have been busy painting terracotta pots ahead of the Easter Fair on April 9th. We used acrylic paint and brushes or just plain old thumbs and fingers to create some bug-inspired pieces. We have some sleek, glossy versions, as well as some aged, rustic pieces which were soaked through, washed with paint, sanded down and finished off with some gardener’s twine. Each piece has been signed by the artist and is sure to be a talking point in your kitchen or garden. See a sample selection below.
Happy Mother's Day from Room 9
We painted square canvas panels to create our very own coasters as unique Mother's Day gifts. It was our first time using acrylic paint and we really enjoyed it. We were asked to give our work a title, which was new and exciting too.
'Now, where's that cup of tea?'
Room 9's Rubbish Monsters
This week's sub-value was Care for the Environment. Over the past two weeks, we have been collecting cardboard, bottle caps, egg cartons and all sorts of packaging to create our monsters. We worked in groups of 2 or 3, imagining, planning and building our creations. We are very proud of our work and really enjoyed making them. Take a look at these wonderful works of art.
Written by the girls in Room 9
Check out Room 9's Hallowe'en art.
It might just make you scream......
Last Friday, we visited the Botanic Gardens to see the Sculptures in Context exhibition. We were amazed by the variety of colours, textures, shapes and sizes of the creations. We really enjoyed sketching our favourites (even though we were under attack from some pesky squirrels ;-)) and we loved how imaginative the sculptures were. It gave us lots of ideas to use in our own artwork.
Thanks to Ms. Freeman for coming with us on the day.
Click here to see our drawings in oil pastels!
We had a great visit to the Hugh Lane Gallery to learn about Francis Bacon, his paintings and the wonderful studio he worked in in London until he died in 1992. This studio was then brought to the Hugh Lane Gallery over a course of 6 years.
After viewing the studio, it was time for us to recreate our own mini studios. It was great fun doing this, and we came back to school with many colourful pieces of work.
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