Pastel Flowers

Term: 3 Year: 2019


Oil Pastel

The task, Pastel-Flowers was completed by Year 9 students using oil pastels with a focus on cropping.

Cropping is the removal of unwanted outer areas from a photographic or illustrated image. Depending on the application, this can be performed on a physical photograph, artwork, or film footage, or it can be achieved digitally by using image editing software.

In Asian Art, the lotus, which has petals that open when the sun comes up and closes at sunset, symbolizes birth and rebirth. The intoxicating jasmine flower in Hindu art represents love.

Oil pastels are not crayons. They are very different in what they are made of and how they are used. Oil pastels use oil and wax to hold them together. This creates the soft, creamy texture of an oil pastel and enables them to be coloured and blended. Crayons use wax to hold them together which makes them much harder and a little more difficult to use.

Our gallery at Box Hill (and online), is a space for teachers to share unit planning documents, assessment strategies, and celebrate creative outcomes.

The Zart Student Gallery is committed to the exhibition of works by a cross-section of students, varying age, year level and diversity of needs.

Success looks different for every child.

Year 9
Southern Cross Grammar, Caroline Springs