What’s Happening in Visual Arts Term 2

Foundation

This term the Foundation students will continue to explore a range of themes and Visual Art practices using books, ideas and experiences as a source of inspiration. We will be working with clay to explore the possibilities of this medium and to develop basic clay modelling skills including how to use clay tools to apply line, pattern and texture. We will also be looking at basic colour mixing and the relationship between the primary and secondary colours.

Grade 1 / 2

In term 2, the Grade 1 / 2 students will continue to build their Visual Art skills by engaging in a range of activities that allow them to explore a range of media, materials and Art making techniques. The main processes for exploration this term will be clay and painting. Students will be given the opportunity to build on their clay modelling and joining skills by creating several clay pieces including pinch pots, clay tiles and basic slab constructions. Later in the term, students will explore experimental painting techniques, revise basic colour theory and develop their own animal portrait using a process / technique/ medium of their choice.

Grade 3 / 4

In term 2, the grade 3/ 4 students will engage in several major Art projects which allow them to develop and refine their original ideas. They will each design their own “coin of the future” using the creative process before moving on to our unit on Clay. The clay unit will help build and expand the students’ clay building and joining techniques whilst they create their own pinch pot creature, coil pot and tile. Later in the term, the students will focus on the work of Japanese woodblock print Artist, Hokusai and create an Artwork based on Hokusai’s series “36 Views of Mt Fuji”. Students will also continue to record, respond and reflect on the work they make and view in their digital portfolio.

Grade 5 / 6

In term 2, the grade 5 / 6 class will start the term by finish off their printmaking final pieces from term 1. These will be featured as part of the Art Show in November this year. The two main focuses for term 2 is Clay and an Artist study on Hokusai. Students will continue to develop and refine their clay modelling skills by creating several final pieces in clay including a coil pot, tile and lantern. Later in the term, the students will focus on the work of Japanese woodblock print Artist, Hokusai and create an Artwork based on Hokusai’s series “36 Views of Mt Fuji”. Students will also continue to record, respond and reflect on the work they make and view in their digital portfolio.

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