Friday, 13 June 2014

Year 4 Value

Year 4s learned about adding value (light and dark areas) in their images to make it appear more 3D. They also learned a variety shading techniques including hatching, crosshatching, stippling and blending. Students were asked to have light areas, dark areas, smooth areas and textured areas in their art work. Students also learned how to create a cast shadow.

Are these not the most amazing pictures! Loads of talent at EPS!

*** Because of 2 public holidays and planning week etc, I only have 7/8 classes with the Year 4s so we have only completed 2 pieces this term (Op Art and Value).... Quality over quantity!!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Prep Tinted Lines

Preps learned to use acrylic paint for the first time. Exciting and messy times!

Students found out what happens when white paint is mixed into a colour. Preps had fun taking turns mixing the their paint together. 

Year 3 Silhouette Landscapes

In our landscape unit, Year 3s have been learning that colours are lighter/pale towards the horizon line and that images closer to the horizon line are smaller than images that are closer to us. Of course, students chose their own colours and images ;)

Year 3s used soft pastel and ink to create these stunning images.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


New posts coming soon!

Year 3 Ink Landscapes are finished and ready to be photographed and will be up sometime over the weekend.

Year 4 Value Texture Drawings will need 1 more class to finish and will be up in 2 weeks (Year 4s will miss art on Monday because of the long weekend).

Prep Abstract Line Painting will be up at the end of this week.

Busy, busy, busy!

Year 3 Mandalas

This post is a little late, but better late than never!

In celebration of Asian Week, the Year 3s created these beautiful mandalas. Students learned that mandalas have a centre point in which lines and shapes "grow" out of. Mandalas show radial balance and are unique and special to the individuals who create them!

We used fineliners and watercolour pencils. These creations took 3 lessons!!!

3H 's lovely mandalas are hanging in the art room!