Degas’s Dancer

Term: 2 Year: 2016

A Day with Degas was a celebration of the life and artwork of French artist, Edgar Degas, was the focus for Glen Iris Primary School whole school Art/French experience at the end of 2015.

The students recognised his bronze sculpture, The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and his numerous paintings of ballerinas in rehearsals or backstage before a performance. During French classes, the students were immersed in language relating to Degas as well as movements in ballet. During Art sessions, they viewed many of his artworks and explored different art techniques and styles used by Degas throughout his life.

Five enthusiastic students in Grade 4 made a replica of the ‘Dancer’ during their lunchtime! A mixture of bronzed and golden fabrics adorn her figure.

Artwork provided by
Michele Freeland-Small
Glen Iris Primary School