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.

























Sunday, June 25, 2017

Strike!

Today we had a visit from a dynamic trio of percussionists called Strike!

Here are some photos from the workshop we had with them.














 










Sunday, June 18, 2017

Visit to Kakariki House

On Friday we went to Kakariki House in Hamilton East with our buddy classes, Room 11 and 12.
Kakariki House is a green building (it is energy efficient and is made from environmentally friendly materials). It also has an art collection which we went to view. They have hundreds of art works from the James Wallace collection.
Here are some shots of the day.

Inside Kakariki House there are pots of bamboo. Bamboo is the msot efficient air cleaner. The plants take in carbon dioxide and make oxygen.


















Some children REALLY liked the shagpile carpet!

The wonderful staff of kakariki House gave us morning tea after our tour of the building.