Musical Instruments

Term: 1 Year: 2014

Grade 5 & 6 students were tuned in to conduct their skills and talents with clay modelling. 

Their performance began by observing the physical attributes and characteristics including shape, relative size and typical colour of a chosen musical instrument.

This struck a chord also with the music teacher Mr Rhodes after students were visiting the music studio to take note of features of various instruments.

We composed a harmonious visual art and music project whereby students researched their instrument in music sessions and accompanied the project by creating and orchestrating the instrument in art sessions.  The instrument was selected from a list to ensure we had a varied range of traditional and modern pieces.

Students used terracotta clay, a wooden scratch tool and just their hands to form and compose their chosen instrument.  After it was kiln fired they painted their piece using Global student acrylic paint and embellished the instrument with required materials including metallic strings, armature wire, calico drum skins, aluminium embossing foil, hologram sequin buttons, metallic beads or permanent markers.

A presentation worth taking a bow, for Grade 5 & 6 students @apollo.

Janice Bowie
Visual Arts Teacher
Apollo Parkways Primary School 
Suitable for 
AusVELS levels 5 & 6