Clare’s Primary School holds a show of student work every two years. I blogged about the 2010 show here. The 2012 Student’s Art Show was just as impressive.
From the flyer that accompanied the Show:
Art from Literature: Students studied the text and illustrations of a book and created one or more works, either on the subject, or in the illustrator’s styles. Have a look for:
- The Staring Owl
- Washing Line
- Toucan, Toucan’t
- Rudie Nudie
- Clancy, Mille and the Very Fine House
Australian Desert Landscape – Lake Eyre & the Channel Country: Students studied the works of Fred Williams, Sidney Nolan and John Olsen. You will see aerial views of the land in a variety of media: water colour, acrylic, mono-printing, threads and textiles, and the cracked, patterned bed of Lake Eyre in oil pastel.
Natural History Illustration: Students studied the work of several notable natural history illustrators: Beatrix Potter, John Gould, Audubon and Pamela Condor. Year Five and Six students produced work on the Australian Desert animal, The Greater Bilby, in the style of one of Pamela Condor’s works. Years Prep to Two completed a Bilby in the Sand collage.
Elements of Shape and Line: You will see examples of:
- two dimensional line turned into three dimensional form
- organic and geometric shapes
- radial pattern in threads
Art and Artists: You will see Willow Pattern art work inspired by a study of the 18th Century English Chinaware design. Also, take note of the Great Wave and View of Mount Fuji paintings which were the result of a study of the coloured wood block prints of Katsushika Hokusai’s 19th Century works The Great Wave off Kanagawa and South Wind, Clear Sky (or Red Fuji). These are two well-known examples from his series, Thirty-Six View of Mt Fuji.
Silk Painting: A display of work created by years Three and Four with textile artist Mary McArdle.
The Art Show sets up in the school library and runs for a week. I am SO impressed by the amazing work that our students produce under the tutelage of their incredibly dedicated art teacher. There are more photos here.