ART - ONLINE

"An artist cannot fail. It is a success just to be one".   -   Charles Horton Cooley

 

Now that everyone is home for an indefinite period, it is the perfect time to undertake some great art activities as a whole family. 

I have included some excellent art websites for all ages and as the Term 2 Visual Arts Inquiry Unit involves recycling, you will be able to use materials that you are bound to have at home. As art shops will more than likely be closed, you should be able to find anything else that you need in the stationery section of Coles, Woolworths or Aldi. Don't forget to collect all the empty boxes, tins, newspapers, magazines, toilet rolls, (if you have them! Hee! Hee!), and egg cartons too!

 

Every week I will be adding individual instruction notes showing you how to complete each specific art activity. There will be a simple materials list, a procedure list and an image of the finished product. Where necessary, I will also include an easy step by step video, that you can play and then freeze, while you catch up. 

 

Why not start an amazing family art gallery in your hallway or family room and really be creative and original. Above all, have lots of fun! 

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations when school returns. 

ART WEBSITES. -                                  

YOU NAME IT!

Year 1 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.  Sheet of paper for the background.

  2.  Thick black markers

  3.  Coloured markers / coloured pencils / twistables / crayons

  4.  Stickers / shapes if you have them

  5.  Glitter pens if you have them

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Write your name in extra large cursive writing

  2.  Then write it again and again and again! Keep it large!

  3.  Try and overlap the letters / name as much as possible.

  4.  Colour the "closed" shapes. (Closed shapes have no opening) 

  5.  Start with the smallest closed shapes.

  6.  Now colour the largest areas. The same colour cannot touch!

  7.  Decorate with stickers / shapes / glitter pens if you have them.                       

MATISSE MAGIC!

PREP - YEAR 6

MATERIALS:

1.  A coloured sheet of paper.

2.  Scissors and glue stick.

3.  Coloured papers / old magazines / newspaper / tissue paper.

4.  Coloured markers.

5.  Look at the work of artist "Henri Matisse" online.

PROCEDURE:

1.  Draw each letter of your name on different coloured papers.

2.  Cut out each letter and keep in a safe place.

3.  Cut out such shapes as spirals, stars, wiggly strips etc.

4.  Glue these shapes onto the large background shape.

5.  Arrange the letters of your name on top of this sheet.

6.  Glue these letters down stretching them across the sheet.

6.  Use coloured markers to add more "Matisse" shapes.

 OUT OF PROPORTION!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   Coloured papers for the clothing / hair

  2.   Skin coloured papers for the face and hands

  3.   Glue, scissors, pencil, black marker, 

  4.   White paper for the shoes and the background

  5.   Pastels / crayons to colour the shoes / clothing / face / hands

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Trace your hands on skin coloured paper and cut out both.

  2.   Trace your shoes on to the white paper and cut out both.

  3.   Draw a small face on the skin coloured paper and cut out.

  4.   Cut hair from coloured paper and glue on to the face.

  5.   Cut out a small body from the coloured paper and decorate.

  6.   Glue the head and body on to the back ground sheet.

  7.   Glue on the shoes  and the hands and outline everything.                 

 TWO FACED!

YEAR 5 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   White paper for the background

  2.   Lead pencils / coloured pencils / charcoal (optional)

  3.   Eraser / ruler (optional)

  4.   Photocopy of your own face (front view) or.........

  5.   Magazine picture of your favourite singer (front view)

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Cut your photocopy / picture in half down the middle.

  2.   Glue one half on page and draw the missing half of the face.

  3.   Use the other half of the photocopy / picture as a guide.

  4.   Use your pencil to shade the grey areas to create a 3D look.

  5.   Use your ruler to measure the distances of the features 

  6.   Draw lightly at first so that it is easy to erase if you need to.

  7.   Keep grey or use your coloured pencils for hair / eyes / cheeks                

 NEWS TO ME!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Coloured background sheet

  2.    Newspaper sheets / magazine pages for decorations

  3.    Scissors / glue stick

  4.    Coloured scrap papers

  5.    Crayons, coloured pencils, thick black marker, pastels,

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Select an animal of your choice.

  2.    Draw the head / body on the newspaper with a thick marker.

  3.    Add the facial / body features and colour / decorate them.

  4.    Cut out the animal and glue it onto the background sheet.

  5.    Use the newspaper scraps to add hair, tail, mane, wings etc. 

  6.    These shapes could be folded, fringed, curled, slit, crumpled..

  7.    Glue to the head / body and decorate with crayons / pencils.            

 BEAUT BRACELETS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Coloured paper squares / coloured paper scraps

  2.    Magazine papers if you haven't any coloured paper

  3.    Glue stick

  4.    Coloured markers (for decorating the bracelet)

  5.    Sticker jewels optional (for decorating the bracelet)

  6.    Scissors

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    https://picklebums.com/make-folded-paper-bracelets/

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKCyEMUHEhY

  3.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh8w1cz6F8w

  5.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U_liqzcoTw

  

 CIRCLE TIME!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Lined sheet from and exercise book

  2.    Roll of masking tape or sticky tape

  3.    Thin black marker or grey lead pencil

  4.    Eraser

  5.    Coloured pencils, coloured markers, 

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Use the tape to trace several overlapping circles on the sheet.

  2.    Select three or four coloured markers / coloured pencils.

  3.    Start in the middle of the page to create your pattern.

  4.    On each line space, alternate block colour and line colour.

  5.    Same colours can touch and line / block areas can touch.

  6.    See if you can create you own pattern. It is very tricky though.    

 WHAT A HOOT!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 2

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Two brown paper bags. (One for the owl and one to cut up).

  2.    Two cup cake cases

  3.    Scissors / glue stick / pencil

  4.    Coloured scrap papers for the eyes / beak / chest 

  5.    Crayons, coloured pencils, thick black marker, pastels,

  6.    Large background sheet of card or paper.

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Fold the top of one of the bags forward and crease. (Head)

  2.    Cut out a triangle for the beak and glue to top o the head.

  3.    Glue the cupcake cases on for the eyes and add the centres.

  4.    Cut out two large wings from the other bag. Glue on to body.

  5.    Cut out two small triangles for ears from the other bag.

  6.    Cut out an oval for the chest and glue on to the body.

  7.    Use markers to make the feathers on the chest and wings.         8.    Glue owl onto the background and draw some branches.    

 BOLD BUTTERFLIES! 

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

 https://onelittleproject.com/coffee-filter-butterflies/

  1.   Watch the video before starting the task.

  2.   2 sheets of paper towel or 2 coffee filters

  3.   Water-based coloured markers 

  4.   Water / pot / spray bottle

  5.   An eye dropper or small measuring spoon

  6.   1 pipe cleaner or paper strip 

 

  PROCEDURE:

   1.  Cut two circles form the paper towel, or use the coffee filters.

  2.   Colour symmetrical patterns over both the circles.

  3.   Use eye dropper / spoon to drop  water onto the circles.

  4.   When completely wet, let the circles dry on a tray or plate.

  5.   Fan-fold each circle about one finger thickness and press.

  6.   Hold the two circles together to create the double wings.

  7.   Use the pipe cleaner or paper strip to twist them together.

  8.   Twist two antennae at the tip of the pipe cleaners.

 JAPANESE NOTAN ART!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   1 square of coloured paper or newspaper

  2.   1 sheet of white background paper

  3.   Glue stick / scissors

  4.   Thin coloured markers

  5.    Grey lead pencil

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Lightly trace around the square on the background sheet.

  2.   On one side of the square trace a shape and cut it out.

  3.   Put the square and shape back in place on the traced square.

  4.   Now flip the shape you cut and glue it down. 

  5.   Repeat these steps on all four sides. Match carefully!!

  6.   Finally glue what is left of the square in place.

  7.   Use your coloured markers to decorate all the white areas.  

 VERY FISHY!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1.   White paper background sheet

  2.   Glue / scissors

  3.   Grey lead pencil

  4.   Magazines / coloured scrap papers

  5    Thick black marker

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Draw a large picture of an animal or a fish in pencil.

  2.   Add the fins, tails, eyes, mouth etc.in pencil.

  3.   For the background, tear only blue papers and glue.

  4.   Choose certain colours for the tail, fins etc.

  5.   Fill in the body of the fish with torn coloured papers.

  6.   Add the scales last so that they stand out.

  7.   Use black marker for the eyes / mouth and any other details.

  

 FLOWER POWER!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1.   Coloured papers or magazines

  2.   Glue stick / scissors / coloured markers

  3.   Paper to make a card

  4.   Patterned paper to make a vase

  5.   Buttons / sequins / stickers / jewels (optional) / 

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Watch this video first

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7IhJSNap4

  2.   Always start with the simplest flower first.

  3.   Follow the instructions and cut out each flower.

  4.   Add different centres for the flowers using the buttons etc.

  5.   Cut out a vase from the coloured paper or magazines.

  6.   Fold paper to make a card for Mum.

  7.   Glue on the vase and the flowers and add stems and leaves.

SENIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS

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P. +61 (03) 9596 2871

F. +61 (03) 9596 5198

 

E. gardenvale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

JUNIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS

44 Landcox Street, East Brighton VIC 3187

P. +61 (03) 9596 8550

F. +61 (03) 9596 0617

 

E. gardenvale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au