We are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation this term. We each designed and created our own symbol that represented the significance and importance of Confirmation to us.
The first step was to draw the outline of our symbol in a pink texta. Next we used wax to draw on the silk and then finally we filled the design with colour. It was a wonderful experience creating this beautiful artwork together. The silk banners will be displayed in the Church on the night of our Confirmation.
Today we completed our investigations of the features and characteristics of 3D shapes. We know that the points are called vertices and the edges are where two faces meet. The smooth flat surface is a face. When you open a shape out you can see its net. We enjoyed looking at the various 2D shapes of the nets and making our own shapes from nets.
Maths was more like art today when we used coloured icy pole sticks and blu tac to create our own 3D shapes. We studied the shapes from different perspectives and drew them. We even made shapes, using our bodies. We know that the 3 dimensions are height, width and length.
Do you know any other cool facts about 3D shapes?
Reading and Drawing with our Prep Buddies on PhotoPeach
Today was a great experience hearing our Prep buddies read for the first time. We helped them choose a new book and then read with them. It is wonderful to be able to help them with their learning. We also made handprints together and drew some pictures. It is a great feeling to be able teach the younger students new things.
The paint finally dried, the bows were attached and our beautiful shoes were ready for the Art Show. We were very proud of the hard work and fine detail. We hope that you enjoy viewing our wonderful shoes.
We have had a very busy start to the term. This week we are preparing for our Art Show and 50th Anniversary celebrations.
We are all excited about celebrating with our local community. We have been learning about life in the ’60’s and what changes have occurred in the past 50 years.
Our art pieces are being displayed and we are very proud of our unique shoes.
Our blank canvas, or shoes, had been created and were ready for our our unique designs. We spent a few days, carefully applying a base colour and then added our more intricate details. We are excited to see the colours and patterns come alive on our shoes. They will be placed into the Art Show early next term. We look forward to sharing the finished art pieces.
What design or theme could you suggest for our Modroc Shoes?
This has been one of our favorite art classes. It was very messy, so we worked outside. We began with an old shoe or thong and then carefully applied the modroc, which is like plaster.
We now have a blank canvas on which to paint our chosen designs.