New Concepts, and Old Styles!

With the Grade 1s, we have been incorporating their ‘Reptile and Amphibian’ unit into our art.  We learned some new techniques using glue and pastels, and did a project using white oil crayons on white water colour paper for an interesting effect!  It was quite a challenge , but then we painted them all blue (for an underwater scene) and the ‘clear’ drawings of fish and sea life appeared (as oil and water colour paint don’t mix). We also used salt to soak up some paint, and saw the amazing reaction it has with water colour.

Upper Elementary has begun their Art studies on ‘abstract’, ‘realism’, and ‘impressionism’. We are working on real canvas to create ‘triptych’ portraits.

The Middle Years students have been studying Asia, and while we ring in the New Year, we are making Chinese Lanterns (with authentic rice paper!) Please see the photos below.

Ms Ali

“So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.” – Brenda Ueland


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