Visual Art

Clay fishbowl

The students created a clay fishbowl inspired by the Artist Henri Mattisse. They learnt various clay modelling and glazing techniques. Each artwork needed to display textural pattern and reflect their design plan. Changes in the clay were observed and discussed through each step of the process. 

Colour Mixing Portrait

The students painted their own colour wheel. They mixed secondary and tertiary colours and learnt about harmonising and complementary colours. The girls used oil pastels to transfer a photograph of their face, which was then painted in a limited colour scheme with their knowledge of the colour wheel. This unit of work linked to the students’ Unit of Inquiry, ‘Objects and events have attributes that can be measured using appropriate tools.’

Indigenous Painting

The students investigated a range of traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian artworks. They discussed how Indigenous Australians have a strong connection to their land and often told stories in their artworks about sacred sites, journeys and local traditions using a range of symbols and painting techniques. The students created a painting that displayed their own journey from home to school using an aerial viewpoint. This unit of work linked to the students’ Unit of Inquiry, ‘There are similarities and differences across cultures.’