Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Maori Gods emerging

Our mural is slowly taking shape. We have all helped paint it. It is tricky to stay inside the lines but everyone has been super-careful and the results are high quality.

We are grateful to the Labour Party for donating us many defunct billboards to use as panels.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Maori Gods

Well, the art exhibition is just around the corner now and Room 13 has a wee way to go before we finish our creations.

We are painting a mural that will be four and a half metres by one and a half metres. it will go on the wall of the resource room.

It depicts the nine Maori Gods. Here it is, drawn and ready to paint:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lambchops and Jerry abroad

Hi Room 13. Lambchops here!

Jerry and I are at the Argyle Luxury Spa Resort. I've been here before but Jerry hasn't.
It's AWESOME! Except I didn't really enjoy my wash.
Ms Jones brought us here because SOMEONE from Room 13 disobeyed the rules and took me out into the playground and dropped me in the mud! (I won't tell on you, Matariki). So we got brought to the spa and here I am, clean and feeling very fresh. Jerry didn't have to go through the ordeal of being put in the washing machine.
But I did. I'm still feeling dizzy but life is good. Now.
Here is me and Jerry at Ms Jones's house. 

Here's a close-up of how dirty I am. This wasn't my fault. Someone dropped me in the mud.

I'm not proud to say I was very upset about being put in the washing machine. It was really awful.

But here I am drying out on a chair. with my mate Jerry close by.

Here is Jerry  saying encouraging things to keep my spirits up while I get over being in the washing machine.

Now you're talkin'! This is wonderful. On my back in front of the fire feelin' GOOD!

My best friend Jerry is enjoying the fire with me. 💜💗
Well, that's it for now, Room 13. I'll be back in touch when the next exciting thing happens.
Remember, work hard, do what Ms Jones says and most importantly, KEEP CALM AT ALL TIMES.
We'll be back very soon.
Lots of love!  Lambschops and Jerry  💜💛💙💗💟

Friday, September 1, 2017

Art exhibition preparation

Things are getting busy in the art department!
With the outdoor art exhibition only a few weeks away we are preparing for it.
Here are a few things we've been working on:

Our class letter for the whakatauki TU TANGATA! TU MAIA! is the letter U.
We decided to make ours out of bendy willow and cherry and harakeke:

Lid Art

We have been collecting lids from bottles and jars to make into lid art. Here are some of the designs we have made with our lids:

The next step is to work out how to attach them to a durable surface so that we can put it outside in the weather.
Any ideas? 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Planting Kowhai seeds

Sonja and the Snail reading group have been experimenting with planting kowhai seeds. They prepared a whole lot of seeds - some were boiled, some were just planted as they came from their pod, and some had a piece sliced off the side.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Relief printmaking

We are working on a concept of producing abstract images based on our school buildings as the first stage of creating an art installation for next term's outdoor art exhibition.

First we sketched the school buildings. We chose our favourite sketch to inspire a relief print.

We created relief prints by gluing pieces of card onto a base card.

Here are the results. If you would like t see the original prints, they are hanging in the library as an exhibition.