Tag Archive | Paint

Inside Out

This term during SEL, we have watched Inside Out. It is about a girl named Riley who is 11 years old. She moves house and leaves her friends and most of her memories behind. The feelings in her head including joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust work together to make Riley happy again. 


We have been talking about when we feel joy, sadness, disgust, fear and anger in our lives. This week, we created a class ‘Feelings artwork’. We chose the colours that best represent our current feelings and printed them onto small canvases.

Here they are…









Here are some of our feeling reflections…

I have felt sadness when I got into a fight with someone and couldn’t say sorry. I am sad when someone feels sad because of me. I feel sad when I have to choose between my friends. I have felt sad when I couldn’t talk to someone about my issues.

I feel fear when there is any test or exam coming up. There is too much pressure when there is only one day left to actually revise. When the day has come, my heart beats really quick. When I am fearful, I can forget quite a lot of things, even when I revised nearly ten times. Somehow when I am afraid in a test, my score usually ends up to be quite good.

I feel happy and joyful when everyone around me is happy and is enjoying themselves. When other people are happy, I can relax more. It’s kind of like the saying “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” because if one person does not feel happy, or are not enjoying themselves, it spoils it not only for me but for the whole team. When everyone is happy, I’m happy.

When have you felt sadness, fear, disgust, joy or anger in your life?

Paper Mache Solar System Fun

Over the past two weeks, we have been working on creating our very Solar System.
Firstly, we were put into small groups of 2-3 and were assigned a planet.
Then, using the Paper Mache technique we created our planet over a number of days as we had to allow each layer of glue and newspaper to dry.
When we were happy with the number of layers we had applied Mrs Mahney and Mrs Watkins primed our planets with a special paint.
The excitement continued as we began painting out planets.
We had to research our planet and find out as much as we could in order to make the planet look right.
We are at the stage where we are still looking for information about our planet and have to come up with a way to present  this information along with our planet.

Here are a few images of our work so far and we look forward to sharing our Solar Systems with you when they are complete this week!

What have you enjoyed most about this process?
What information or fun facts have you learnt about your planet?

Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night

On Friday for Art we looked at Vincent Van Gogh. Ms Moloney taught us about his life and his paintings.

Here is what we remember –

* Van Gogh cut off his ear lobe
* He was poor
* He had an argument with a friend
* He died in the 1800’s
* Back then, no one cared about his painting – now his paintings are worth thousands of dollars
* In his lifetime he painted thousands of paintings which were not very popular then

Here is the way in which we recreated his very famous ‘Starry Night’ painting –


1. First we got a sheet of dark blue cover paper.
2. We then draw a light outline of the hills and wind swirls through the sky.
3. Using our fingers and blue and white paint we created short, sharp lines to make it look like the wind was moving.
4. Then, we used oil pastels to draw the village in the bottom of our artwork.
5. Paper Quilling was the next step. We wrapped thin strips of paper around a pen or pencil to create a small circle of swirled paper.
6. We used some glue to then stick them to our artwork.
7. We then got a piece of black paper and cut it in the shape of a tree or talk building and pasted it down over the painted swirls.
8. Finally, we stuck down a textured piece of paper in the shape of a moon in the top corner.

Written by Alicia and Lan

Have a look at the clip to see how we created our artwork and what it looked like where it was done.

What did you learn about Van Gogh’s life?
What did you enjoy about creating the artwork?
Which was your favourite medium to work with?

The Planet of Art

Every Friday, our class do art with 5\6 WM. Today we made some planets using shaving-cream and paint. The first thing we did was watch a YouTube video about how to make art with shaving cream and paint. It also told us it wasn’t hard to do.

 We used the end of a paint brush and swirled the paint to make beautiful and vibrant colours. We then pushed down the paper onto the coloured cream to set. Afterwards we squeegeed  the extra paint and shaving cream off the circle and they looked amazing.

Have a look at how we made our artwork. We will share our final artwork when we have mounted them to black paper shortly!

Watch this slideshow to see some photos we took.

Written by Tony & Benjamin

Did you enjoy the activity? Why? Why not?
What words would you use to describe the shaving-cream?