Pod two felting-click the link to watch a quick iMovie of the kids’ awesome felting work!

We wrote a procedural text to explain how we made our Picasso felted faces.

How to Make a Picasso Felted Face

You Will Need:
Pictures of Picasso portraits
Scrap paper
Pencil
Black or white oil pastel
Dry felting needle
Dry felting block
Felt base
Wool tops

Method:
Step 1: look at Picasso’s artworks. Discuss with the class his style and how you could design your face so that it looks forwards and sideways at once.
Step 2: on scrap paper, plan your Picasso face design.
Step 3: copy your design onto your felt base with an oil pastel
Step 4: put your felt onto a foam block and put your hand up for a needle to be brought to you.
Step 5: lay a thin layer of wool over an area of your design. Hold your needle up nice and straight and carefully jab the wool many times to hold it in place.
Step 6: when you have filled in all the spaces of your face with brightly coloured wool, outline them using the same method with thinner wool.

Safety tips:
Always watch where your needle is going.
Keep your needle in the side of your foam when you are not using it.
Wait to have your needle handed out and collected so you don’t have to walk around with it.
Hold your needle vertically to avoid breakage.

Pod 2 day of the dead printing

Pod 2 students studied Mexican day of the dead artworks and made a series of prints with Zart foam. They completed a written evaluation of each print to figure out its strengths and weaknesses. This helped them to determine the best features of each print to cut out and combine in a three dimensional collage. Well done pod 2!

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Pod 3 ink perspective drawings in ink

Pod three students learned the principles of 2 point perspective drawing then designed a city. They added colour to their city in a style inspired by artist Marc Allante. We made multiple copies of their city’s to play around with the inks and kids really enjoyed experimenting with the effects they could produce!

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Grade 1/2 colour blended trees!!!!

Grade one and two children looked at how many different ways we could draw trees! We talked about harmonious “neighbour” colours and how to colour oil pastels over the top of each other to blend and make new colours. We used listening skills to create a background and 3D sticking techniques to make our trees stand out! Well done on a fantastic effort Pod 1!

Pastels

Prep colour mixing

Preps have been doing lots of experiments to work out how to mix secondary colours. Some of our questions were:
-how do you make green?
-what do red and yellow make?
-if you mix a colour with paint, do you mix it the same way with dye?
We set up lots of tables with experiments to find out this and lots more!

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Pod 2 Birdhouses

In Pod 2 art we have been making bird houses! We designed them and constructed them out of cardboard boxes. Then we used two layers of modroc to cover them! To do Modroc we used strips of plaster and dipped them in warm water. Then we put it on the cardboard box and rubbed the plaster until it was smooth. Next we painted them and planned our decorations. We designed our decorations and tried to use pattern and make them symmetrtical.