We had such a fantastic day today dressing up as characters from our favourite books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and Aliens Love Underpants! All of us enjoyed taking part in the parade and looking at the creative costumes in the hall.
We love art in senior infants, especially painting. We looked at examples of art from two famous artists; James Rizzi and George Klee. We then created two of our own paintings based on their work. We used paint and blocks to print a castle and sun based on the work of George Klee. We also drew and painted our own birds based on the work of James Rizzi. Our beautiful art work was displayed during our Art Exhibition, we hope you were impressed! 🙂
Today we enjoyed a process art lesson inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting. First, we looked at the beautiful image for inspiration. We discussed the different shades of blue and the swirling, whirling clouds and moon. Next, we set up our foil canvasses by covering 6 pieces of cardboard in tinfoil. Then, we squirted blue, white and yellow paint onto our foil canvasses and began painting! Some of us used our fingers and some of used paintbrushes. We all loved painting on the slippery, reflective surface, as well as the crunchy sound it made.
Take a look at our Eco friendly bags. We researched gift bags and discovered that the majority of them are made in China. We wanted to reduce the air/land and sea miles used and thereby reduce our carbon footprint by making bags of our own using old newspapers.
Today we loved experimenting with clay. We used our imaginations to make our own unique clay creations and used clay tools to add details and decorations! Next week we will paint them to add the finishing touches!