Sunday, November 16, 2014

Howard Arkley inspired Houses

Kindergarten created bright houses in the style of Australian artist, Howard Arkley. Kindy also looked at the following interactive game online: 
Howard Arkley interactive

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Balinese Masks

Step 1: Look at features of a Balinese mask. A mix of human, animal and god like features.

Step 2: Draw mask. I used a step-by-step drawing website called Drago Art as a guide. Students added their own unique animal and human features.

Step 3: Blend pastels together for a professional finish.

Step 4: Add paisley and floral patterns to background.

Step 5: Add a wash or watercolours over the top.

Year 5 did a brilliant job. Here are some of their Balinese Masks:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Name Collages inspired by Rosaline Gascoigne.

Year 5 have been studying the artworks of Australian artists. Russell Drysdale, Grace Cossington-Smith and Rosaline Gascoigne are known for their depictions of the Australian landscape.

Gascoigne used mostly found materials: wood and yellow and orange retro-reflective road signs. These objects represent, rather than accurately depict, elements of the world around her: the landscape around her home in Canberra and the materials and textures of Australian life. 


Year 5 created their own artworks inspired by Gascoigne's 'cut-up and re-arranged' style. The students drew their names with black marker on square paper (easier for cutting up later) then decorated the background using bright patterns and colours. The name artworks were cut into 16 pieces and glued onto a bright piece of cardboard. 

Can you spot an Ethan, Ned, Emily or Eloise in these artworks?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rainbow Serpents

Roaring Lions

Fire Trucks

Art Safari 2014 - Thank you!

The 2014 Cromer Art Safari!

Thank you everyone who came down to our Art Safari this week and for our Open Night. The evening was a HUGE success, with many families coming down to support our fundraising efforts. We raised a generous amount in auctions, raffle tickets and artwork sales. All our fundraising will help in purchasing more resources for our hardworking students.

Thank you to:

The Art Safari could not have been such a success without our incredible parents, staff and students who assisted in many ways from framing artworks, to hanging them up, putting up signs, selling raffle tickets and donating raffle items. I thank you so much for giving up your time.