Articles by: Alison Bastik

Art Club – ELO

Art Club – ELO

The Grade 1-3 ELO Art Club students, have been very busy designing paintings this term. Concentrating on 2 or 3 mediums throughout the term, the students are having a blast learning new material and techniques.             Students were given a blank canvas and a rough idea on a landscape design. Encouraging them to add their[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression, Primary
Pointillism

Pointillism

The Grade 7’s have spent the last 3 weeks designing their pointillism painting. Pointillism is a technique using small dots of various colours, which become blended in to design a painting. The term “Pointillism” was coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of various artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation. This[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression
3D Shapes

3D Shapes

The Grade 4’s this week focused on 3D shapes. They discovered the different shapes, and what they can do with them when they incorporated them into a painting or sketch. Shapes play a important role in art. They help to create complex drawings and paintings, affects composition and contributes to balance within a design. Even though some students found is[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression
Grade 1 Masterpieces!

Grade 1 Masterpieces!

The Grade 1s had their first art lesson and thoroughly enjoyed it. They learned about primary colours and what make the secondary colours through a song . Then the Grade 1s were put to the test: only using the primary and secondary colours they had to create a painting of their choice. The Primary Colours are the only colours that cannot be made[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Creative Expression, Primary
Meet me in the Middle

Meet me in the Middle

The Grade 3 and 4 students this term were put to task, to sketch a portrait of themselves.  In the first lesson, students were told to look at themselves in the mirror and to look at what details they have that no one else has. This included their eyes, nose, mouth, ears, lines and shapes. I explained to students that not[Read More…]

by November 19, 2018 Creative Expression
Art Students shine this year at the Metro South Visual Art Compitition/Exhibition

Art Students shine this year at the Metro South Visual Art Compitition/Exhibition

Every year the WCED runs a visual art competition, where all Government schools and students can enter. This year, 20 of our students entered the competition and 4 of then made it to the Semi Finals that were held at Spine Road High School on the 23rd of August 2018. All 4 students won their division and took home first place in[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Creative Expression
Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Creative Expression started off with the big bang this term as we took a look back at Nelson Mandela for Mandela month. The Grade 3-7s had a class discussion on who Nelson Mandela was, and what he has done for our country. We also discussed what Mandela month is all about and what it means to give 67minutes.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Creative Expression, Primary
KING of my CASTLE

KING of my CASTLE

Grade 1 Hall were very excited when I told them that they would begin painting this week! After a a quick demonstration on what to do, they jumped into it. Using different shapes and sizing they were encouraged to paint a castle. Their cattle was to include window, doors and the like. Our Grade 1s decided to be the Kings of their Castle.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Creative Expression