Category Archives: Creative Arts

Curious about paint textures

This term we have used a variety of painting techniques to create different effects. We experimented with a many paint tools such as stamps, stencils, scrapers, and brushes to see what kinds of effects we could create with acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is thick so we were able to use it in many different ways to create all sorts of visual effects. When our paint dried we used our paper to make some amazing paper sculptures by cutting it into twirls and then making different shapes with it. do you like what we came up with?

Curious about paint effects.

This term we have been exploring different ways to use paint. To begin with we had to come up with ideas for our pictures that we could make by blowing paint. Many of the ideas were really clever, people drew Volcanos, rain, comets, and rockets. Once we had drawn out pictures we coloured them using oil pastels and then used paint and straws to create the blowing effects. To finish them off we used markers to draw around the contours of the paint to create the feeling of movement. We hope you enjoy our work.

Specialist showcase- Artrooms

We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.

Art Gallery – Specialist Showcase!

Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!

  

Curious about paint effects

This term we have been curious about making different effects with paint. We tried blowing it, spinning it, pouring it and scraping it.

The art works below are made using a salad spinner. We made predictions about what would happen when we put the ink in the spinner and then gave it a spin. We think the effects are amazing.

When we finished spinning our work we used markers to draw contour lines around the shapes that the spinner had made. The ink made swirling shapes and patterns and even mixed together to make new colours. We hope you enjoy our work.

SHARING OUR WONDERINGS

Over the holidays I have been questioned by my three and four year old with some AMAZING wonderings…

Why is a banana not straight?

Why am I taller than John but he’s older than me?

We all have questions and wonderings and we want to hear them!


Share the questions and wonderings that are happening in your household over the holidays and comment below.

I wonder… how many questions we can ask in the ACPS community?

Animal Pop Up Art!

In Art, we have been learning all about animals and how they survive. We picked an animal to investigate and explored different habitat images to find out where they live.

Miss Kirk gave us a scavenger hunt, using QR codes on all the different habitats. We had to guess where our animals lived, and scanned the codes to see if we were right about our animals! Sometimes we were surprised by the answers and other times we knew we had it right! The QR codes took us to information about our animals and we found out where they live, what they eat and who might eat them!

Once we had explored these for a while, we started to create some pop-up pictures of our animals in their habitat. We used our imagination and creative skills to turn paper into colourful artworks. It got messy with all that PVA glue, but we had fun and were really impressed with out finished work. Please enjoy some of our artworks.

Year 2 Communications

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Thank you to all parents, guardians and students that have been viewing our Year 2 Blog. We really appreciate all the feedback and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms. It is great to see numerous comments on posts and these are then shared within the classroom.

We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. The wonderful and enthusiastic students contribute to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. These are updated regularly by each grade and specialist teachers.

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YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/

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TWITTER
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

2A – https://twitter.com/2A_ACPS_2017

2B – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu

2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis

2D – https://twitter.com/munro_p

2E – https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa2E

2F – https://twitter.com/MissAlebakis

2G – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth

 2H – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4

ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS

COMPASS
Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

We encourage you to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

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Survival- What do animals need to survive?

In Art we have been busy exploring what  different animals need to survive. We began our artwork by choosing an animal to explore and investigated what they need to survive.  We then drew a  black silhouette of the animal and created a collage out of recycled paper to create the  colours of the animals habitat. We used black paper to cut out all the things in the animals environment and put it altogether with glue. What do you think of our collage techniques?