Wednesday, 15 October 2014

T4 Art Technology - Recyclable Art (#1)

Learning Outcomes:
WALT identify what recyclable art is.

WALT identify what materials can make recyclable art creations.

WALT use magazines and newspapers to make recyclable art.

WALT work in a group to complete a project in a set time.

Art Media:
  • Wool
  • Newspaper

  • Cellotape

What we did!

Char, Lauren and McKoy
Lolo, Caprice, Christopher, and Stanley

Quitah, Taylor and Chasity
John, Niko, Tionee and William

Cones everywhere!!

  • We found putting the cones together frustrating.
  • It was enjoyable sitting and making the cones with our friends.
  • Quality of the cones is something we need to practice!
  • Choosing our groups and working together was fun!
  • Time management - a BIG goal for us!
  • Making outcomes a bit different was interesting!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Room One - Calendar Art, 2014

Today, Room 1 came to the Art Room to complete their art for the Tamaki Primary calendar fundraiser this term. We loved learning how to draw cartoon birds and put patterns onto fish outlines.

Our main focus was learning to use different art media and thinking carefully about the layout of our artwork. Our art media today was using sketch pencils, vivids for outlining, chalk pastels for our backgrounds and felt tips for our details.

It was really fun choosing our chalk pastel colours! We got chalk pastel ALL OVER our hands and the tables - but it was really fun covering our paper with colours.

Enjoy our photos!

Room 4 - Calendar Art (Part One)

Today Room 4 came to the Art Room to prepare their art for the calendar fundraiser that Tamaki Primary are doing this term. It was really exciting to work together to begin to create BEAUTIFUL pieces of art.

We are focusing on using hot and cold colours. Our art media today was sketch pencils and vivids for outlining. Next session we will be using oil pastels to fill our artwork in.

The artist we used for inspiration was Pablo Picasso. We discussed how Picasso likes to mix up emotions, colours and facial features in his artwork to make it look interesting for his audience.

So, enjoy the images of our part one! Part Two will be coming soon....

Art Boys! Dragons (Part One)

Today our "Art Boys" group began to create our dragons.

Our first step was to practice how to do the dragon outline. We used proper sketching pencils to do this and Andre especially enjoyed smudging with his pencil.

Vinny loved doing his dragon eyes. He wants to practice these more in his own time so that next week he is ready to put in more detail.

Madjik loved doing his teeth! He is going to practice again next Tuesday at making the outline of the dragon more realistic.

Andre loved his dragon ears! He wants to work out getting even smudging for next time!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Room 8 in the Art Room!

  • WALT manipulate and work correctly with clay.
  • WAL new art vocabulary - scoring, smudging, depth, consistency, pliable, kiln.


What a fabulous start to my Tuesday! I LOVED having Room 8 down in the Art room today - and what astounding art was created! Room 8 learned all about scoring clay and then smudging the clay to join two pieces as one. Then they learned about having the right consistency of their clay - not too wet, not too dry - keeping it pliable. We checked the depth of our clay to make sure it was a thumb width in height to keep it strong, and we discussed putting our clay into a kiln which heats the clay to 1000 degrees to turn it into rock!


Off to the Kiln!

Today Madjik and I took 125 clay fish to a shop in Botney to be cooked in their kiln! It took us a long time to figure out how to move all of the fish so that nothing would break. Some animals, sadly, died on the way to the kiln, but I'm already planning on how to fix them up once they are baked and home at school again!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Peace Project!

How lucky are we are Tamaki Primary School to be able to be part of the worldwide 'Peace Project!' We are participating in this in conjunction with the Panmure library in order to encourage peaceful relationships in our community.

Every Tuesday after school, Mrs Manuyag goes to the Panmure library to work with students from many different schools, and their families to create two murals that show what peaceful relationships look like to us in Panmure. Then on Thursdays, the children at Tamaki Primary school also work on THEIR two murals that are showing the same thing. 

The cool thing is that all four murals link together!

Next Tuesday, we will be showing our finished drafts to the Panmure Business Association, who are helping to fund our project, and then will begin to sketch the drafts onto the big boards, ready for painting! If you are free, come and join us in the Panmure library!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Room 5 - Marine Art

  • WALT to use the new art media "chalk pastels".
  • WALT sketch a chosen marine animals.
  • WALT fill in our marine animal with details. 


Today Room 5 earned some art time! Together we created some AMAZING pieces of art that used the shape of a fish, 'doodle'-type detail, our names, and chalk pastel. We were very proud of what we created!


Monday, 11 August 2014

Room 3 and Room 10 in the Art Room!

What an excited day we have had in the Art Room today!

We have been learning how to manipulate and use clay to create some of the fish that we saw at Kelly Tarltons. 

Check out our cool fish!