Visual Art

Clay Tea Light Holder

The students completed a clay unit.  Linking to their Unit of Inquiry, ‘The purpose and function of a structure influences its design’, the girls had to design a tea light holder influenced by plants that was functional and visually appealing. Various clay moulding, textural applications and glaze techniques were used to create the artworks.


The students created a Mandala painting, focusing on colour and repetitive pattern. The design incorporated a personally important image drawn in the centre circle and a pattern radiating out from the middle.

Plant Ink Drawing

The students explored the unique qualities of Australian plants through a series of observational drawings with pen and ink. Inspired by botanist Sir Joseph Banks and Australian artist Margaret Preston, they used these drawings to create a design that they painted using coloured inks. This links to their unit on exploration and migration.