Yarn Bombing with Pod 1

This term, we’ve been doing textiles in most classes. The preps have even made some pom poms.

Today two of the Pod 1 groups started yarn bombing four trees in front of their building. They wound wool and yarn around the trunks and branches. On Thursday the other two groups will finish of the parts they can reach. The trees are already looking quite glamorous.

Pod 2 & 3 projects on display

I love it when we can finally show off the finished work of our students.

Most of Pod 2 have now decorated their lizards/dinosaurs/axolotls/scorpions/spiders etc and they are looking fantastic.

The Ned Kelly buckets are now on display at the Beechworth Bakery – Ballarat and it looks like some of the buckets might even make it to Beechworth itself for their Ned Kelly week in August.

This term we are looking at a focus on textiles for Pods 1 & 2 and I’m trialling a design brief for the Pod 3 students where they can choose individual art activities to work on over the first half of the term. Wish me luck…this could get messy.

Pod 3 and Pod 2 completed models

The pod three boyshave been developing their skills to produce a breakfast trays. They have had to produce housing joints for the corners using a tenon saw  and a router plane and use wood stain and clear gloss finish.some examples of the finished trays follow. 

The Pod two students have been building periscopes with great success and have been very enthusiastic with the finshed product as you will see by the following pictures.