Visual Arts 

Butterfly Collage

The students explored the artwork of illustrator and author, Eric Carle. They created a large selection of collage papers using a variety of painting and printing experiments. Inspired by Carle’s techniques and their own drawing of a butterfly, they created a collage exploring the visual qualities and symmetry. This linked to their Unit of Inquiry, ‘Exploring observable patterns leads to new understandings about the world.’ 

Emotion in Faces

The students explored emotions through portraiture. They looked at the work of portrait artists and drew and painted their own portrait focusing on features that make their face unique. The girls explored how to express different emotions in their portrait by using certain facial features and colours. They created a three-dimensional papier-mâché mask that used a variety of materials to express their feelings through colour and decoration. This unit of work linked to their Unit of Inquiry, ‘Communication influence relationships’.