For the birds unit, students explored the visual qualities of birds, considering line, texture and colour as they tried to draw from observation. we then had a fun activity of making bird masks with cut out coloured paper feathers and with pencil, pen and paint applied.
5th grade worked on an animation project at the end of the year. This brought together a variety of skills – conceiving a story, drawing and painting backgrounds, creating 3d figures from plasticine, composing photo shots and creating filmic movement through animation. Continue reading
For the urban planning unit, students worked very closely between classroom and art room, producing plans on paper of an imagined town before transferring that into the form of a 3d model.
During the unit on Migration, students were asked to think about pull factors – conditions and features of a new place that would encourage them to leave and move their current environment. We looked at the concept of utopia and at some artistic depictions of ideal and imaginary places.