Artworks

Term: 2 Year: 2007

Artworks 2
Artworks 1
Artworks 3

LEVELS 1 & 2

MASKS

Students in Years 1 & 2 created these Paper-Mache masks as part of the unit, "The Names and Faces of Years
1 & 2".

In the computer lab, students were shown how to cut n' paste so that they could fill a page with their name
repeated over and over again. There were 5 copies printed of this.
Using PVA and water and plain white strips
of paper, the cardboard mask was covered with white paper to cover the colour of cardboard.
Each child's
printed copies were guillotined into strips and students cut their own names into sections.
These were applied
to masks with Paper-Mache PVA mix.
This session was a design session where each child had a template and drew
up their lines.
This formed discussion on what made effective lines as we all compared one another's ideas.
Each
student had their own template and drew up a master copy and coloured it with textas in each section so that they
could get a real idea of what their mask would look like.
For the next three weeks lines were drawn with a grey
lead first and then with permanent black markers.
Using fine brushes, dyes were painted into each section.
Year
1's continued lines onto mount board, Year 2's added curling ribbons.
 
LEVEL 5 &
6

BOTTLE TOP PEOPLE

Students in Years 5 & 6 were given a design brief. They had to create a bottle top person using the following
guidelines.

It could/would be created from all or a combination of beer, white and soft drink tops, and cardboard rings.
It
would need to be constructed using armature wire.
The bottle top person had to demonstrate pattern.
Some/all
of the bottle tops had to demonstrate the exploration of different cutting techniques.
Presentation could be
on mount board or on a tin.
Once completed, students titled their piece with consideration to the character they
created.

LEVEL 3 & 4

ATHLETE MOBILES

Students in Years 3 & 4 worked though the unit "Athlete Movement". They created these mobiles from
wire and tissue paper.

Anthropods were traced on A2 paper in the form of an athlete. Armature wire was shaped and taped to this outline.
Working
in pairs, limbs were lifted one by one and gently wrapped in masking tape making sure not to alter the bordering
outline of the athlete.
Tissue paper was wrapped around this using a combination of PVA and water. This took
2-3 sessions. The task required about 3-4 layers.
Fishing wire was attached and students added beads in a pattern
with a colour that linked to their athlete.

 

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