Friday, 17 August 2012

Art Club

Today was the first day for our all new Art Club.  Art club runs every Friday in room 14.  At the moment it is for year 6 children. However in 5 weeks it will be the year 5's turn.  Art club is for all children who LOVE visual arts and who want to further their skills.
Today we focused on still life sketching.  Working on following the lines of an object and keeping our eye on it instead of imaging what we want it to look like.

 Artist: Mary H
Artist: Sally B

Friday, 20 July 2012

Term 3 speeches

Speech Competition 
Learning Intention

I will know and understand how to write a speech. By the end of the unit I will have worked and reworked (by using feedback given and self editing) on the structure of a speech.

Success Criteria:

Students will:
•Speak clearly so an audience can hear all that is said.
•Maintain the interest of their audience by speaking slowly and carefully, trying to use their voice effectively by varying the speed, pitch and pace of delivery and using gestures.
•Become familiar with their material and use eye contact with their audience.
•Organise their material and use eye contact with their audience.

Speeches – Content Criteria

•Introduction—does it grab your audience’s attention?
•Have you included main ideas and expanded on them?
•Is your language effective?
•Does your speech show your original thought?
•Have you sequenced your ideas logically?
•Is your conclusion—effective / satisfying / thought provoking?
•Does your speech entertain, persuade or inform the audience?

*Over the holidays the students should have been thinking about a speech topic of their choice. 

Term 3

Week 1
Once students have a topic, students need to research and gather information and check they have enough material to help them write a quality speech. 

Week 2
Introduction completed – teacher to give feedback on this.

Weeks 3 and 4
Students add content and start to work on delivery/presentation of speech.  Students hand in their body of their speech for feedback.  Students rework content to make their speech better.  If props are being used, students need to get these sorted and ready for use.

Final preparation.  Speeches to be placed on cue cards if necessary.  Students to practice in front of a mirror and in front of their family.  All students should have practiced their speech at least 10 times out loud.

Week 5
All students deliver their speech in their own class.  Students peer assess/mark using marking guide attached with the unit.

Week 6
Speech finals.  The guest judges (to be named at a later date) with 1 or 2 students from each class to judge the finals.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

A Shape to Contain the Feeling

This term we have been learning about New Zealand artist Gretchen Albrecht. Nature is her inspiration and her work is abstract. She splits up parts of nature and puts them together again in different ways. She uses colour to carry emotional meaning in her work.
Room 8 used several of her paintings (Garden and Rose) as inspiration for their work. They mixed their own colours so their work was different.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Silent Art Auction

Here's a sneak peak at some of the artworks that will be on sale at the 
Silent Art Auction this Friday - 6pm.  

Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Art Auction - Eleven - A Mixed Media Quilt

On Friday the 11/11/11 Room 11 started a quilt for the art auction. It is unique and one of a kind because it was made by all the students in Room 11. Everyone chose material they liked from Mrs Chao's scrap bags. If you look carefully, every student has added their initials to their block. The initials are made of paper from magazines. Mrs Chao took it home and quilted over the top.
We think it looks very colourful and bright. It can hang on the wall to be admired. Please bid on this unique quilt at our auction.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Art Auction is Looming

Spread the word, bring your friends and family.

2nd December
Friday 6pm - 7.30pm

The artworks are varied and really looking fantasic.  The art is very meaningful as all the kids have been involved and ready to hang on your wall.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Room 11 is Printing with Ink

Our Year 3 and 4 team are learning how to print using rollers, water based printing ink and strips of newspaper. We inked up the tile, added strips of newspaper and placed the paper on the top and rolled firmly. Wow they looked great and it was a lot of fun.

Room 13's Hundertwasser Art

Last week Room 13 looked at the artist Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser. We noticed from his art work that he does not like straight lines and enjoys using bright, vibrant colours.

Check out the awesome paintings we made below. We zoomed in on a small part of a painting and then enlarged it. It's a lot harder than it sounds!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Observational Drawing In Room 10

We've started a rountine of doing a 10 minute observational drawing once a week.  First we choose an interesting object to draw, like a piece of fruit or your hand, and look hard at lines and shade you see.  Then we do a 10 second continuous line - blind drawing, a 30 second blind drawing and then a 2 minute line and shade drawing.  The rule of thumb is to only make lines on your page when you are looking at the object.  You can look down, but only to see where your pencil is.

New Art Display in the Library

To show case the great visual art that happens across all year levels at Muritai School, each Year level now has its own area in the LIBRARY to show exhibit their best pieces.  It is also a good way to show the progression of skills from Year 1 to Year 8.  
Have a look.
  Year  4
 Year 4, 5 and 6

 Year 7 and 8

Monday, 30 May 2011

Room 11 paints Touching the Sky

Room 11 have finally finished our Touching the Sky paintings inspired by the art of New Zealand artist Robyn Kahukiwa. A staunch supporter of Maori rights and the power of Maori women, she has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 30 years and has works in major museum collections worldwide

As well as painting, drawing printmaking and sculpture, Kahukiwa writes and illustrates children's books.

Here are our versions of her painting Touching the Sky.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A Budding Artist from Room 10

Check out a talented young artists work and the steps they took to produce something brilliant.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Arts Week focus- Phillip Clairmont

Every year the year 7&8's have an arts week where we explore a specific artists work and delve into the complexities of their lives. This year we are focusing on New Zealand Painter Phillip Clairmont. In particular we are exploring his lively painting " scarred couch", using the techniques he used to create an artwork of our own.

Clairmont remains one of NZ's most remarkable and energetic artists. His expressionist-style of painting turned ordinary household items and interiors into objects writhing and bursting with energy fragmented almost to abstraction. Clairmont has his own very distinctive style of painting where the pictures seem to move around the page in what he describes as an 'anthropomorphic' style.

have a look below at how room 22 created their own unique versions of Phillip Clairmonts 'scarred couch' painting ( currently hung in the Te Papa gallery.

The process of creating a masterpiece...

When creating an intricate artwork the children are encouraged to take their time and follow a series of processes and techniques.

Firstly The children had to create a background using acrylic and a fine brush.

The skills which the children were focusing on at this stage were paint application, brushwork, and colour selection. Once the backgrounds were completed the children studdies Phillip Clairmonts painting of an old couch. They used pencil and cartridge to recreate the couch in the painting, focusing on using organic anthropomorphic lines and colours. We used oil pastel to add detail and block in the couches,

We then added them to the background as one completed artwork.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Room 11 Self Portraits

We completed our pastel and dye portraits today. They are 3 D as we put a little spring at the back of the head to make the portrait pop from the backing.
Can you guess who is who?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Room 12's Fabulous Faces!

Today for art we started creating some 'fabulous faces'.
The skills we were learning was blending colours and looking at different tones.
Firstly, Mr Hull took an individual photo of all the children in the class. Secondly they were printed off in black and white - check one of them out...

We then studied the different shades on our faces - light right through to dark. We realised that some of the changes in tone were very gradual.
Using white, yellow, orange, brown and black crayons we started to shade in these tones. The light tones were shaded white, the next increase in tone yellow and so on and so forth...
This is what we got up to...

Doesn't it look great! We will publish more pics as they are finished - just the dying to do on them now!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Room 14's Fabric Art

Room 14 had a great time completing this art project. It was a fantastic way to end a very busy term. We spent the bulk of the week doing this.
To start off with we experimented with a variety of ways of decorating fabric. We then experimented with stenciling onto paper. We spent a long time thinking about how we could improve our work before we printed onto fabric. It is harder than it looks!
To finish off our works of art some of us hand stitched out edges and some of us sewed around the edges using Francie’s sewing machine. Thanks Francie!
It was whacky hair day so we look a bit strange.

Fabric Art by Room 15

Room 15 had a fantastic last week of Term 3 - we spent the majority of the time doing ART! For this actvity we focused on stenciling on fabric. We started by dying our fabric then we made stencils from paper. VERY CAREFULLY, we stenciled our designs onto our fabric using paint. To finish it off we CAREFULLY hand-sewed around our edges.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Ancient Egyptian Wall Designs

As part of our studies this term we have viewed a lot of wall designs and have made our own. The wall designs showed what life was like in Ancient Egypt. You can see the fashion of the day and things people liked to do.  We think they look great!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Room1 Koru Patterns

We made these collage Koru patterns as part of our focus
on mixed media
We observed palm fronds carefully and tore up and
pasted magazine pages to recreate the patterns we saw.

We hope you like them!

Friday, 27 August 2010

August Landscapes

Room 10 are quickly becoming little artists.  
Today they sketched the landscapes from the beaches of Eastbourne, taking a close interest in the lines they saw that the hills made.  They then planned which areas would be lighter or darker and which hills they wanted to be bright and stand out.  Once back in the classroom, the little chiddlers transferred their lovely line onto equally lovely card and used different  painting techniques to create different colours and effects on their artworks.  

Here they are.