In this programme the children looked at the work of Sandra Silberzweig, a contemporary abstract artist. They created a portrait using black glue and chalk pastels. There was lots of learning about analygous colours as part of the process. Olive-Rose Gofton and Lily Hu stretched the idea even further by creating a portrait of an animal instead of a person.
Here are the children’s finished Sandra Silberzweig style portraits:
These portraits are a standard A2 size so they could be framed at Factory Frames, in Lunn Ave for about $80. You just need to buy one of their standard frames which are available in white or black and then ask the staff to cut a mat to go into the frame. The art work can then be attached at the top of the mat, on the reverse side, with a couple of strips of tape.
AFTERNOONS: Xmas Art and Craft
Look at these designer Xmas stockings that the children created. They will definitely be keepsakes for many years to come. For this project the children had to design their own stocking pattern and cut it out of felt, hence the wide range of shapes and sizes. Then they created a different decoration for each side of the stocking. Finally they chose their own cuff which Mrs McAdams sewed on for them. I love the creativity and originality shown in the variety of stockings that were made.
Here are some of the children’s finished Xmas boxes. The children loved creating these boxes as they all got to do lots of sewing on the sewing machine. Sewing on the 4 buttons was a challenge for some but everyone persevered until the box was complete. The Xmas fairy filled the boxes with goodies while the children went to the playground for afternoon tea. Then some of the children chose to wrap their Xmas box up for someone special in their lives and to make a gift tag to go with them.