Saturday, 8 March 2014

Painting Fun!

Every Friday the Pukeko Team classes spend the middle block with a different teacher completing a different piece of visual art. This term we have been focussing on how to use a paintbrush correctly.

Room 15 spent the first week in their own class creating abstract sunsets. We learnt how to:
  • hold the paintbrush correctly (like a pencil)
  • use just the right amount of paint
  • move the paintbrush like how you would stroke a pussy cat (all one way, not back and forward which will likely end in a scratch!)
We did every step of the sunset ourselves. We watched Miss Chalmers do each step on the board and then copied on our page. We also learnt how to create whispering and shouting lines with the pencil (press light until you know you've got it right!)


The next week Room 15 went to see Miss Glen in Room 16. We created African Sunsets. Miss Glen taught us how to use a paint brush to create different effects. We blended three different shades of paint together to create a "smooth look".


Stay tuned to find out what we will be doing with Miss Henderson and Mrs Martin in the coming weeks!

8 comments:

  1. On Friday our whole class went to Miss Glens class. We were learning to do shadow art. We had to use light paint. We used the colours pink, orange and yellow and we had to cut out one of the three animals. A giraffe, an elephant or a lion. I cut out an elephant. We did this activity because it was a fun Friday and we go to different classes on Fridays in the Pukeko team to do art. I felt excited at first and at the end I felt really happy about my art.

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    1. Well done Elisa! You're the first one to comment on our classroom blog. Your shadow art was fantastic. I hope you told your family about the gala art.

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  2. It was fun doing shadow art. I enjoyed blending the colours together and I hope we can do it again soon.

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    1. I bet it was fun going over to Miss Glen's class for the block. I'm thinking of some ANZAC day art that involves blending the colours, just like you did for the shadow art. You will already be an expert Samantha!

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  3. On Friday our class did shadow art. Shadow art is when you put something really far away it looks black, when it has a light shinning behind it. We did this activity because it was fun. We did this in our classroom, room 15. By Jedidiah Taulealo.

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    1. This is a great description of the shadow art, Jed. Well done.

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  4. Elisa's Mum13 March 2014 at 10:54

    These are beautiful artworks Room 15! I love those bright colours and hearing about the techniques you use to achieve them. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jacinda! Having some bright artwork to put up makes it a nice classroom for us all to work in.

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