Last Week our school held its annual Anzac Day Assembly. Last Term Stage 3 were able to attend the Penrith RSL Anzac Service. We attended along with all schools in the Penrith District, and we presented a wreath of homemade poppies. All our students were very respectful, even in the heat and the waiting time.
Last term we completed 3 still life artworks. Our second one was a still life using chalk pastels to create different coloured glass bottles. We did them in really bright colours and use white chalk to make them look see through.They really pop against the black background!
5/6J put in an awesome effort this year for Cross Country. It was even Makayla’s Birthday but that didn’t stop her. Bosco watched from the window and he was so proud. Here are some action shots. Thanks to Zachary for taking a lot of these photos.
– arrange shapes using the foreground and background
I can name 4 things that are found in still life artworks
I can recall the name of 3 artists who painted still lifes
I can describe the shape of objects in still lifes
I can accurately draw a range of bottles
I can use a chalk pastels to make the bottles look see through
The still life paintings below are by Giorgio Morandi. He was an Italian artist who lived from 1890–1964. He mostly painted still lifes (called natura morta in Italian) and his favourite subject was of bottles. There are even some of his artworks in the Art Gallery of NSW.
Morandi would arrange the bottles and other paraphernalia on a table top and then paint and draw them. He would use pastel colours and would create shadows to show that the bottles overlap.
Check out these pictures of different glass coloured bottles.
We can create an artwork of overlapping see through bottles using chalk pastels on black paper.
Miss B knows a cool trick for getting the bottle to look symmetrical!