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 VISUAL ARTS 

At AMPS, students participate in one 1 hour session of Art each week. Our students are provided with many opportunities to use a variety of materials and explore many techniques and art elements to create artworks for display around our school.

Term 4 2019

Prep-2

All students will explore collage (cut & paste), origami, roll paper beads, weave, sew and build and construct sculptures. Lots of hands-on creativity and fun!

 

The Term will start off with a drawing competition to redesign the Concert Cover Booklet. The theme this year is ‘Australiana’. The SRCs will choose one winner from the nineteen grades to be printed onto the Concert Cover.

 

We will be using recycled objects to create three dimensional sculptures. Icy-pole stick boxes, paper weaving, paper mosaic, domino building and knocking down, and 3D decorations. An hour Art lesson involves teacher instruction and hands on individual creativity, learning new skills and sharing ideas. Cutting, folding, weaving and joining paper will help improve student’s manipulating skills. It also helps develop coordination and provides tactile and visual operations together.  

The Art Elements shape, pattern, colour, line and texture will be developed using a range of different types of paper. We will discuss the manufacture and uses of paper. Exhibitions currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria will also be discussed in class.  

Marnie Lawrence  (Art Prep – 2)

Years 3/4

Students will create artworks with optical illusions using paper cutting and weaving techniques. They will use a variety of recycled materials to create a 3D paper mache object for display within the school. They will also participate in guided origami paper folding classes and develop links between art and mathematics. 

 

Students’ clay sculptures from Term 3 will be exhibited at the Louis Joel Arts Centre in Altona in November. In class, they will discuss their ideas about presenting work publicly and within a gallery, the role of a curator and the function of arts and culture within our local community.

 

They will also explore symbolism, patterns and symmetry in art and architecture from various cultures.

Years 5/6

This term, students will use a variety of recycled materials to create a 3D paper mache object for display within the school. Students will be encouraged to individualise their creations to make them unique. They will also participate in guided origami paper folding classes and develop links between art and mathematics. 

 

Year 5 students will celebrate their work being on public display at Orbital Gallery at Central Square. They will attend the official opening of their show with the Mayor and Councillors from Hobsons Bay City Council. In class, they will discuss their ideas about presenting work publicly and within a gallery, the role of a curator and the function of arts and culture within our local community. The Year 6 students will work on a legacy project, completing a hand drawn portrait of an AMPS staff member who they would like to express gratitude for.

 

All students will be guided through the art process with particular emphasis on refining ideas to plan and create high-quality finished pieces of work. 

Sarah Capri (Art Years 3-6)