The AMPS Virtual Art Gallery was created to celebrate and showcase our students' amazing achievements in Art over the past few years. We are very proud of the work they have produced and look forward to sharing via this online platform to the wider community.
Click on the picture above to take a walk through our AMPS Virtual Art Gallery.
A rich and engaging Visual Arts program is offered at Altona Meadows Primary School, where students are provided with the opportunity to develop their skills, techniques and processes in Art to design and create a range of artworks in various mediums.
Students create work individually and in groups to develop their understandings of art. They are encouraged to share their ideas and provide feedback to others.
Students' artwork is proudly displayed around our school and within the wider community. AMPS has a strong connection with Hobsons Bay City Council Arts and our students regularly have their work exhibited in various community galleries. We encourage our students to be active participants in the arts community through engaging with organisations, entering art competitions and participating in local arts events.
All students at AMPS participate in Art lessons for one hour each week. A specialist art teacher provides a varied program year to year that includes painting, drawing, photography, pottery, construction, model making, textiles and construction.
During remote learning the Seesaw program has provided Prep to Grade Two students each week with a fun Art lesson. Once the artwork is submitted a comment is sent back online.
Art Lessons are linked to the weekly WebEx talk each week. Once back onsite a range of hands on activities: Origami, Play Base Learning, Rotational Activities, Paper Weaving and Clay pieces.
In class Tuning-in Activities: Art & Culture Website Puzzle & Colouring, Fine Motor Skills, Cutting, Hole-Punching, Weaving, Plaiting, Tracing and Knotting.
Preps, 1’s & 2’s will paint the fired clay medals with gold, silver and bronze paint and decorate their pinch-pots they made last Term. The hands on tactile activities help improve student’s fine motor skills. It will be a change from using a keyboard.
For the remainder of remote learning in Art in Term 4, students in Years 3-6 will be exploring photography. They are encouraged to use their devices (iPads, phones, laptops and cameras) at home to learn the basics of photography and editing, and will experiment with various topics each week such as lighting, perspective and point of view.
Year 3-6 students will have set tasks to complete via Google Classroom each week and are provided with feedback on their submitted work. Students will also be supported with an optional 1 hour Webex meeting, in which students have the opportunity to share their artwork, answer any questions about the task and develop their understandings about the topic for the week.
On returning to onsite learning, Years 3-6 students will enjoy one of their favourite mediums – clay/plasticine – to make 3D objects, build their hand modelling skills and provide much needed sensory input. They will also be encouraged to reconnect with each other through fun, collaborative activities in the Art room.
Click on the button below for a copy of the playdough recipe, we have used in our Art room.
Sarah Capri and Marnie Lawrence (Art specialists)