Kimberly Ann Ritchie, Visual Arts Teacher
It has been an incredibly exciting and busy time in the Art Room as our students channel their creative energy into many wonderful and innovative projects.
Being back on campus has allowed students to rediscover their passion for various mediums and they have used the space to their full advantage whilst getting creatively messy.
The Year 11 artists have been occupied all year with producing a diverse folio containing work ranging from drawing using various mediums, painted portraits as well as paper sculptures. They have produced some beautiful pieces of work and are now preparing themselves for the beginning of their HSC studies next term where they will start to formulate a concept for their major projects.
Year 9/10-Wire Insects
The Year 9/10 group have been working hard to come up with new ways of working with various types of wire in order to create a range of different bugs and insects. Some students have found the medium somewhat challenging to work with, though they have nevertheless risen to the challenge, whilst others have simply flourished. Every student has created an individual bug and is now working in small groups to create a larger scale insect of nearly 1 meter in diameter which we are hoping to place around the school, as art installations, once complete.
Year 8-Wire Figures
Year 8 are busy continuing to develop their ‘Figures In Action’ and are now exploring this theme through the use of wire and modroc.
Year 6 were finally able to complete their Still Life pastel drawings that were temporarily halted when the MCO began. They have all done some incredible work and were able to incorporate their understanding of the ‘Elements of Art’ which they learned about in Term 1, to their final compositions. This term, they are learning about water colour techniques with the aim of completing a water colour landscape.
Year 7 have been busy discovering and exploring nature and the natural environment with the intention of using their nature inspired image to create a Batik painting. Their images are coming along nicely and I can’t wait to have them on display early next term.