Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Term 2, Room 6 - 'The Mountains Around Us'

*Room 6!* - (Years 5/6)

Breathtaking artwork!

Room 6 were astonished by the calibre of art we completed with Mrs Manuyag. We knew we 
were good artists, but this was amazing! We started by discussing our key words -
perspectives, layers, and landscape. We then learned about the colour wheel, and how to
make colours pop! Then we blocked in our landscape, painted (which was harder than we 
thought!) and then outlined. 

Check it out!

draw layers of nature to show perspective.
WALT: use the colour wheel effectively.
WALT: plan our artwork to use space creatively.
WALT: use the colour wheel to choose colours for effect. 

Art Media: Sketching Pencils, Paint in Primary Colours, Black Paint, Paint Brushes, newspaper, 

Key words: P
erspectives, Layers, and Landscape

These have now been displayed on the front wall in our school hall, and have already 
received rave reviews!

  • Our favourite part was looking at what we had completed at the end.
  • The hardest part was the painting - it took ages to dry and was hard to stay in the lines. 

        We think we need more practice at this!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Room 9 - 'I am" Poems

Today Mrs Manuyag was relieving in Room 9. So instead of doing just Art, we also combined Art with Writing!

First, we learned about how to create personifications and similes. Then we wrote some "I am" poems that describe us. It was funny trying to think of personifications and similes to describe ourselves.

Next, Mrs M took some photos of us to use in our art, and we published our poems on strips of paper. Then Mrs M taught us how to do creative circle backgrounds using pastels. 

Lastly, we put all of artwork together. They have now been displayed in our classroom windows and we LOVE reading them in the morning when we are lining up!

Enjoy the photos, and enjoy reading the poems - we certainly enjoyed writing them!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Term 2, Room 3 - Banyan Trees!

*Room 3!* - (Year 2)

What an amazing class!

Today Room 3 moved away from New Zealand and learned about South Africa. Because we love colours we decided to explore using the colour wheel to create Banyan trees! This really was extending ourselves as we were learning to use paint, to paint accurately with paintbrushes, and to use pastels inside a line.

But we did it!

WALT: use pastels and colour inside the lines.
use inspiration from nature to create artwork.
WALT: plan our artwork to use space creatively.
WALT: use the colour wheel to choose colours for effect.
Art Media: Oil Pastels, Sketching Pencils, Black Paint, Paint Brushes
Key words: Banyan trees, Paint Sketch, Outline

These have now been displayed in our school library!


  • Our favourite part was colouring with the pastels and choosing our colours.
  • One part that we want to work on next time is our painting skills - as we found this really hard!